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 updates, news and events
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Local projects and priorities
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Meet your southern Environment Canterbury team
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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.
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Your natural environment
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