Maintaining the unique wilderness and undeveloped character of Kaikōura's natural environment is a key focus for our work in the zone. We aim to do this by maintaining biodiversity, enhancing natural values and mahinga kai.
We work with landowners, community, groups and organisations to undertake a number of actions, all working towards positive environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes.
Read about some of the key projects and features of the zone below, or contact our Kaikōura office on 03 319 5781 to find out more about the zone committees work.
Wetlands in Kaikōura
Kūkūwai in Kaikōura - wetlands, what they are and how you can help protect them.
Waterways in Kaikōura
The Kaikōura Zone has many short, steep, hill-fed rivers and streams. Read more about them here.
Find out how to apply for funding for biodiversity projects in your area.
Farming in Kaikōura
Visit the Farmers' hub to find zone-specific farming information.
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.
Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project
The Ministry for Primary Industries-funded Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project (KPRP) supported Kaikōura farmers after the 2016 earthquakes, until 2020.
Mahinga kai is about the value of natural resources that sustain life, including the life of people. Find out more.
Find out more about our past projects.