The Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora (OTOP) water zone has hill-fed braided rivers and coastal areas with strong and complex links between ground and surface water. It is vulnerable to dry periods. Many wetlands have been drained but pockets of unique natural value have survived.
Zone news and events
Read about the latest news, columns, events and more for Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora.
Local projects and priorities
Read about some of the current projects in the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora water zone.
Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora water zone committee
Find out about the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora Water Zone Committee and its members.
Meet your southern Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora zone and how to contact them.
Discover the natural environment in the Ōrāri Temuka Opihi Pareora water zone.
Information for farmers and the community
Visit the Farmers' hub for farming rules and best practice tips.
Can I swim here?
Find out about water quality monitoring at popular swimming sites and learn about our summer monitoring.
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