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.
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 updates, 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.
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Information for Kaikōura farmers
Visit the Good Management Practice (GMP) website 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.