The Selwyn Waihora water zone stretches from the upper Waimakariri basin and the high country around Lake Coleridge down to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. The vision for Selwyn Waihora is to protect its alpine rivers and high country values and restore the mauri of Te Waihora while maintaining a prosperous land-based economy. Te Waihora and its margins are a taonga to Ngāi Tahu due to the high concentration of mahinga kai, wāi tapu and wāi taonga.
The Waikirikiri / Selwyn Near River Recharge project
Enhancing cultural, environmental and recreational values in the region by discharging Rakaia River water into the groundwater system near the Waikirikiri / Selwyn River during dry periods.
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- 5.2MB View the Selwyn Waihora Water Zone Committee progress report 2020
- 538.9kB Selwyn Waihora compliance and incident report 2019-20 Snapshot Report
- 2.3MB View the Selwyn Waihora Zone Work Programme Progress Update - 2018/19
- 2.4MB View the Selwyn Waihora Zone Implementation Programme
- 6.5MB View the Selwyn Waihora Zone Implementation Programme addendum
- 1.3MB View the Selwyn Waihora water zone five-year outcomes and milestones
- View presentations to the Selwyn Waihora water zone committee