The Kaikōura water zone is one of the most tectonically active parts of New Zealand and features diverse landscapes, biodiversity and land uses over short distances. Its distinctive rocky coast in close proximity to high mountains gives rise to many short, steep, swift-flowing rivers. The vision for Kaikōura is to ensure its waters enhance the abundance and quality of life in the region.
Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project
The Ministry for Primary Industries-funded Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project (KPRP) supported Kaikōura farmers after the 2016 earthquakes, until 2020. Read about the outcomes of the Project.
Wai We Care
Applications are open to join your local water zone committee. Hear from current members and apply now.
Funding for hill country erosion
Farmers in Hurunui and Kaikōura can now apply for funding for erosion control measures on their land, to help reduce sediment being washed into waterways.
Action on the ground
Find out what we're doing to improve water management in Kaikōura and check out stories from some local people.
Zone news and events
Check out your zone's latest stories, videos and newsletters.
A word from your water zone chair
Read columns by the chair of the Kaikōura water zone committee and view other updates.
Meet your water zone representatives
Meet your water zone committee members and zone delivery team.
Upcoming meetings and agendas
Find out when your zone's next meeting is and read the agenda.
Your zone's natural environment
Discover the natural environment and diverse ecosystems in the Kaikōura water zone.
Subscribe to your water zone mailing list
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Visit the Farmers' hub to find zone-specific farming information.
View agendas and meeting papers
Use our document library to find water zone committee agendas and meeting papers.
Find out how to apply for funding for biodiversity projects in your area.
- 580.4kB Kaikōura compliance and incident report 2019-20 Snapshot Report
- 3.7MB View the Kaikōura Zone Work Programme Progress Update - 2018/19
- 5.2MB Kaikoura Zone Water Management Committee Annual Review 2020
- 4.7MB View the Kaikōura water zone implementation programme
- 1.9MB Read the Kaikōura Water Zone Committee - Community Newsletter - Winter 2018