Water zone committee
The Hurunui Waiau Uwha Zone Committee (HWUZC) had its final meeting on Monday 12 July 2021 at the Omihi Community Centre.
This meeting was followed by a celebration of the committee’s achievements over the last decade, with former and current committee members attending.
Following this meeting, the Hurunui District Council discharged this joint committee at its 29 July 2021 meeting, with Environment Canterbury also discharging the committee at its 5 August 2021 meeting.
Co-designing a new committee
Hurunui District Council is now engaging with Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga and Environment Canterbury on the co-design of the new Hurunui Water and Land Committee.
Once there is an agreed Terms of Reference for the Hurunui Water and Land Committee, it will be brought to each Council for adoption.
Once adopted by both Councils and endorsed by Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura, the new joint committee can then be appointed.
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Zone Implementation Programmes
The previous Hurunui Waiau Uwha Water Zone Committee was the first water management committee to be established. The committee first met in July 2010. It was also the first committee to produce its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) in 2011.
ZIPs were developed when water zone committees were established. These pieces of work followed the adoption of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and aimed to provide overarching goals for water management in the ten different water zones of Waitaha/Canterbury.
While we may have moved on in terms of our priorities in each zone, ZIPs remain the foundation of the work we do.
Many of the ZIP recommendations formed the basis for the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan.
Zone committee key resources
Download key documents developed by the previous committee, and view meeting minutes, agendas and presentations:
- See the Hurunui Waiau Uwha Water Zone Committee Annual Progress Report 2020 (PDF File, 3.09MB)
- View the previous zone committee's agenda and meeting papers
- View past presentations to the zone committee
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Advice and resources for farmers
Staff are available locally throughout the region to provide advice and assistance to farmers.
Local on-the-ground team
Staff deliver work related to the zone committee's recommendations through an on-the-ground team, also called zone delivery.