The Waimakariri water zone lies north of the Waimakariri River and extends from Pegasus Bay in the east to the Puketeraki Range in the west. Both the Waimakariri River and the Ashley River/Rakahuri have high ecological, mahinga kai and recreational values. The vision for the zone, which was developed with the community, is, “Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake nei; for us and our children after us".
News and events
Read about the latest news, columns, events and more for Waimakariri.
Local projects and priorities
Find out about the work that Environment Canterbury does in Waimakariri.
Meet your water zone committee
Find out about the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee and its members.
Meet your northern Environment Canterbury team
See local staff working in the Waimakariri and how to contact them.
Find out about Waimakariri's natural environment and diverse ecosystems.
Information for farmers and the community
Information and rules in relation to farming in the Waimakariri zone.
Can I swim here?
Find out about water quality monitoring at popular swimming sites and learn about our summer monitoring.
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