The Hurunui Waiau Uwha water zone features Lake Sumner, the alpine Hurunui and Waiau rivers, the hill-fed Waipara and Conway rivers, as well as the north Pegasus Bay coastal wetlands and coastal hills. The vision for Hurunui Waiau Uwha is to foster a thriving natural environment, healthy waterways and a prospering zone.
Zone news and events
Read about the latest news, columns, events and more for Hurunui Waiau Uwha.
Local projects and priorities
Find out about the work that Environment Canterbury does in Hurunui Waiau Uwha.
Water zone committee
The Hurunui Waiau Uwha Water Zone Committee was discharged in 2021. Find out about future committee plans.
Meet your northern Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in the Hurunui Waiau Uwha and how to contact them.
Find out about Hurunui Waiau Uwha’s natural environment and diverse ecosystems.
Information for farmers and the community
Information and rules in relation to farming in the Hurunui Waiau Uwha zone.
Can I swim here?
Find out about water quality monitoring at popular swimming sites and learn about our summer monitoring.
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Hurunui and Waiau Uwha Braided River Bird Project
Check out the great work being undertaken to improve water quality and infrastructure around popular freshwater swimming sites in the Hurunui Waiau zone.
- Find out more about our portfolio work
- Find out more about our unique ecosystem
- Information for farmers in Hurunui Waiau Uwha