The Christchurch West Melton water zone is home to a mix of spring-fed streams and rivers, short steep creeks of the Port Hills and the large braided expanse of the Waimakariri River. The vision for the zone is for its urban waterways to be healthy and for its communities to have a potable supply of untreated groundwater into the future. Three rūnanga consider the zone part of their takiwā – Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, Te Hapū ō Ngāti Wheke/Rapaki and Te Taumutu Rūnanga. The expansive wetlands that once covered large areas of the zone have always been an important place to live and gather food for Ngāi Tahu.
Zones updates, news and events
Check out your zone's latest stories, videos and newsletters.
A word from your chair
Read columns by the chair of the Christchurch West Melton water zone committee and view other updates.
Meet your zone representatives
Find out who your water zone committee members are and meet your on-the-ground zone delivery team.
Upcoming meetings and agendas
Find out when your zone's next meeting is and read the agenda.
Action on the ground
Check out how we're working to improve the ecological health of Christchurch's urban waterways.
Our water is too precious to waste; it is up to everyone to use it wisely.
Your natural environment
Discover the natural environment in the Christchurch West Melton zone.
Got a question? Want regular updates?
Sign up for newsletters and other important updates and ask questions using our online form.
Make a positive difference
Waterways can recover; however it takes a sustained effort over many years. Working together we can make a positive difference.
Find out how to apply for funding for biodiversity projects in your area.
View agendas and meeting papers
Use our Document Library to find water zone committee agendas and meeting papers.
- 3.7MB View the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee Annual Report Nov 2016
- 21.6MB View the Christchurch West Melton zone implementation programme
- 281.5kB Year end progress reporting 2016-17 - Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee
- View presentations to the Christchurch West Melton water zone committee