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.
Zone news and events
Check out the zone’s latest stories, Chair columns and Kev’s Corner.
Meet your water zone representatives
Find out who your local water zone committee members are and meet your on-the-ground zone delivery team
Our work in Kaikōura
Read about wetland work, funding available, local waterways, and farming in the zone.
Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project
The Ministry for Primary Industries-funded plains recovery project supported farmers after the 2016 earthquakes, until 2020. See the Project outcomes.
Your zone's natural environment
Find out about Kaikōura’s natural environment and diverse ecosystems.
Upcoming meetings and agendas
View the schedule and access meeting documents.
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