The Christchurch West Melton water zone is home to spring-fed streams and rivers, the short steep creeks of the Port Hills and the large braided expanse of the Waimakariri River.
Three rūnanga consider the zone part of their takiwā – Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Te Hapū ō Ngāti Wheke/Rāpaki and Te Taumutu Rūnanga.
Zone news and events
Read the latest news, columns, events and more for Christchurch West Melton.
Local projects and priorities
Find out about the work that we do in Christchurch West Melton.
Christchurch West Melton Water Zone Committee
Find out about the Christchurch West Melton Water Zone Committee and its members.
Meet your central Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in central Canterbury and how to contact them.
Find out about Christchurch West Melton’s natural environment and diverse ecosystems.
Information for farmers
Visit the Farmers' hub for farming rules and best practice tips.
Can I swim here?
Find out about water quality monitoring at popular swimming sites and learn about our summer monitoring.
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