The Kaikōura water zone is one of the most tectonically active parts of New Zealand and features diverse landscapes and biodiversity over short distances.
Its distinctive rocky coast in close proximity to high mountains gives rise to many short, steep, swift-flowing rivers.
Zone news and events
Read about the latest news, columns, events and more for Kaikōura.
Local projects and priorities
Find out about the work that Environment Canterbury does in Kaikōura.
Meet your water zone committee
Find out about the Kaikōura Water Zone Committee and its members.
Meet your northern Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in the Hurunui Waiau Uwha and how to contact them.
Find out about Kaikōura's natural environment and diverse ecosystems.
Information for farmers and the community
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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