The Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury water zone features a network of spring-fed streams, coastal lagoons, complex groundwater flows, and includes part of the large alpine Waitaki River. The vision for the zone is to restore the health and mauri of Wainono lagoon while realising the gains from consented irrigation schemes and to maintain high water quality in the Waitaki while providing opportunities for new and existing business.
Wai We Care
Applications are open to join your local water zone committee. Hear from current members and apply now.
News and events
Check out your zone's latest stories, videos and newsletters via the news and events section of our website.
Meet your southern Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in the Lower Waitaki zone and how to contact them.
Meet your water zone committee
Meet your water zone committee members.
Action in the zone
We deliver work related to the zone committee's recommendations through an on-the-ground team made up of Environment Canterbury staff.
Zone committee recommendations for environmental limits are given effect to through the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.
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Integrated monitoring framework (IMF)
The IMF draws on several existing groundwater and surface water monitoring programmes for the Waitaki catchment.
View agendas and meeting papers
Use our Document Library to find water zone committee agendas and meeting papers.
Your natural environment
Discover the natural environment in the Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury zone.