Meet your water zone committee
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is a joint committee of Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury. The zone is within the takiwā of Ngāi Tūāhuriri. Rivers, streams, lagoons and wetlands have always been an important place and food basket for the rūnanga.
What does the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee do?
The committee works with community members and an on-the-ground team made up of Environment Canterbury staff to implement water management work programmes in the Waimakariri area.
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- View the zone committees agenda and meeting papers
- See when the next committee meeting is.
Martha Jolly is based in Rangiora and has over 20-years experience in a clinical veterinary practice. She is currently completing a Masters in Water Resource Management and is a member of the Styx Living Laboratory Trust.
Claire has lived in Kainga, adjacent to the Waimakariri River, for over 15 years and leads the Creative Arts Faculty at Rangiora High School. Claire has held numerous community roles over the years. She was President of the NZ Holsteiner Breeders Assn and is the current Kainga Residents Assn Secretary. She has a passion for collaborative learning and the local environment of the Waimakariri.
For a number of years now Carolyne has worked as a Service Provider on contract to Land Information New Zealand doing High Country Tenure Review; a process under the Crown Pastoral Land Act which enables high country Crown pastoral land with conservation values to be freed from the lease and retained in crown ownership as public conservation land. In addition, she has owned and operated a sheep and beef farm with her husband for over 25 years. In recent years Carolyne has attended a number of courses on sustainable farming.
Arapata Reuben - Te Ngāi Tuahuriri Rūnanga - Deputy Chair
- John Cooke - Te Ngāi Tuahuriri Rūnanga
- Tim Fulton - Waimakariri District Council
- Cr Claire McKay
Get in touch
Murray Griffin— Zone Facilitator 027 705 4798 email@example.com
Stephen Bragg — Tangata Whenua Facilitator 027 487 3892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant — Zone Delivery Lead
Zone Implementation Programmes
Zone Implementation Programmes - or ZIPs - were developed when water zone committees were established. These bits of work followed the adoption of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and aimed to provide overarching goals for water management in the ten different water zones of Waitaha/Canterbury.
While we may have moved on in terms of our priorities in each zone, ZIPs remain the foundation of the work we do.
Following the adoption of the Waimakariri Zone Implementation Plan Addendum (ZIPA), the committee worked with the community to develop additional actions to help address land and freshwater challenges in the zone. These were reflected in the ZIPA and were used to inform changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.
View the Waimakariri Zone Implementation Plan Addendum (PDF File, 8MB).
Zone commitee key resources
- See the Waimakariri Water Zone Commitee Action Plan Progress Reports
- See the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Action Plan 2021-2024
- View the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct
- View presentations to the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee
- View agendas and meeting minutes for the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee
The committee has an email newsletter, which sends zone news, columns from the committee chair, and key events straight to your inbox.
Sign up to our mailing list to receive these newsletters.
Advice for farmers
Staff are available locally throughout the region to provide advice and assistance to farmers.
See information and resources for farmers on the Farmers' Hub page.
Local on-the-ground team
Staff deliver work related to the zone committee's recommendations through an on-the-ground team, also called zone delivery.
See a list of staff working in your area and find out how to contact them.