The Orari Temuka Opihi 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.

Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora Healthy catchments project

Click here for a snapshot of the environmental, economic, social and cultural assessments of the Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora (OTOP) water zone.

Have your say on the Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum

 Find out how you can have your say on the draft recommendations for managing water in South Canterbury.