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.

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Key documents

The Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) and addendum contain the Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury water zone committee’s recommendations. The annual report summarises the committee’s activities and achievements. The Canterbury Water Management Strategy is a framework for water management in Canterbury containing targets and goals. It also sets out the zone committee’s structure. You can download these documents using the following links: