Notices and events
Areas of Regional Parks closed
The following areas of your regional parks remain closed while our team assess and repair the damage caused as a result of recent flooding:
Waimakariri River Regional Park
- Baynons Brake
- Kaiapoi Island
- Te Rauakaaka
- Whites Crossing
- Haul Road to Weedons Ross Road, including the ATV area.
Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park
- Full Rakahuri Track
- Full Taranaki Trail
- Full Tarapiroe Trail.
Please be patient and stay away from these areas while the team work to conduct repairs and assess safety. We will continue to post updates on our Facebook page and on our Flooding updates: Canterbury region page.
Kaiapoi flood protection | McIntoshs bend rock works
The Waimakariri and Kaiapoi River stopbanks are part of the Waimakariri-Eyre-Cust flood protection system. We will be strengthening the riverbank rock lining and placing stopbank rock armouring along the riverbank. We will also carry out improvements to the Ferry Road carpark, riverbank access tracks, and wetlands.
These upgrades will be carried out by Environment Canterbury, with funding support from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s Provincial Development Unit (PDU).