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.
Action in the zone
We've agreed on several areas of priority for the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora water zone. Read about some of our current projects.
Proposed Plan Change 7
The period for submissions on Plan Change 7 to the LWRP is now closed.
Otipua-Saltwater Creek catchment
Find out how to get involved in our community-led catchment group.
Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora Zone Committee recommendations
Read the OTOP water zone recommendations for action to improve local water quality and quantity as part of the Healthy Catchments Project.
Meet your water zone committee
The water zone committee works with the community to develop actions and tactics to deliver on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
Zone updates, news and events
Check out your zone's latest stories, videos and newsletters.
Visit the Farmers' hub to find zone-specific farming information.
Your natural environment
Discover the natural environment in the Ōrāri Temuka Opihi Pareora water zone.
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View agendas and meeting papers
Use our Document Library to find water zone committee agendas and meeting papers.
Find out how to apply for funding for biodiversity projects in your area.
Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora Water Zone Committee Action Plan 2021-2024
Each of Canterbury’s ten water zone committees has an action plan which outlines how they will work with the community to deliver their aspirations for freshwater as outlined in the…