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Braided River Revival / Whakahaumanu Ngā Awa ā Pākihi

Last updated: 22 February 2023
Reporting frequency: Quarterly
Portfolio: Biodiversity and biosecurity

We are creating landscape-scale alignment to revive our braided rivers from the mountains to the sea/ki uta ki tai and restore the connections between people and rivers.

We will work to coordinate a regional alliance to create landscape-scale alignment and encourage communities to participate in reviving these critical ecological corridors.

We will lead and support both protection and enhancement and seek opportunities to support new initiatives.

Find out more about Canterbury’s braided rivers.

This work includes:

How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?

Level of Service 16: Partner with Ngāi Tahu, agencies, landowners and the community to maintain the natural character and restore the mauri of braided rivers, ki uta ki tai.

To achieve this level of service we will:

  • 16.1 Ensure partners are aligning work in braided rivers through the development and implementation of ki uta ki tai river revival strategies for braided rivers
  • 16.2 Actively manage Environment Canterbury-owned land to protect the natural character of rivers
  • 16.3 Manage and maintain regional parks to promote and protect a range of braided river values

How are we doing: In our regional parks, we have achieved targets 16.3a (Sponsor or support at least three events annually to connect the community with braided river mahinga kai, biodiversity and recreational values in a regional park) and target 16.3b (Complete 'The Willows' development in the Waimakariri River Regional Park)

On track

How are we doing on our key initiatives?

Ki uta ki ti revival strategies and implementation

How are we doing: Draft strategies for the Rakitata and Ashley River/Rakahuri are ready for community engagement while implementation continues.

On track
A draft of the Lake Takapō Regional Park harvest and planting strategy was presented to key stakeholders

How are we doing: Presented draft Lake Takapō Regional Park harvest and planting strategy to key stakeholders. Have your say about the future of the park.

On track

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