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.
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- 426.6kB View the 2016 - 2017 Compliance Monitoring Annual Snapshot report
- 4.5MB View the Christchurch West Melton Water Zone Committee 2018 Annual Report
- 21.6MB View the Christchurch West Melton zone implementation programme
- 256.8kB View the Christchurch West Melton year end work programme progress report 2017-18
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