Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Waimakariri Zone Committee Meets For First Time This Year

MEDIA ADVISORY
30 January 2013


Waimakariri Zone Committee Meets For First Time This Year

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet for its first monthly meeting of the year on Monday, 4 February, in Rangiora.

Some of the key focus areas for the year ahead include the management of the Ashley / Rakahuri River, broadening lowland stream work, continuing work on Audited Self-Management and Farm Environmental Plans, and working with the community on freshwater management in the zone.

The committee will begin Monday’s meeting with an update from the Regional Committee, which considers region-wide issues of environmental restoration and repair; land use impacts on water quality; as well as water storage, distribution and efficiency options.

Following this, the committee will receive a report on its Eyrewell farm visit and a report from the committee’s water and nutrient sub-group.

Next, Chair Murray Lang will update the committee on the Natural Environment Recovery Programme (NERP).

NERP is being led by Environment Canterbury in partnership with CERA, Ngai Tahu, Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga, CDHB, DoC, and Territorial Authorities. It will contribute to a number of CERA’s earthquake Recovery Strategy’s goals, and engage multiple stakeholders.

It will be based on evidence and information collated from research, investigations and monitoring, and from groups and individuals in the community. The committee will discuss NERP in the context of the Waimakariri Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP).

The committee will then be updated on the progress of the Waimakariri River Working Group. The Working Group includes members from the Waimakariri, Selwyn-Waihora, and Christchurch-West Melton zone committees (the three zones the River crosses), and the Regional Committee.

The Working Group has been focussed on developing a common understanding of the underlying cultural, science, ecological and planning aspects of the river and identifying areas which need to be addressed. Representatives have also shared their priority outcomes and recommendations for the river.

The meeting will finish with an update on consents in the zone, a report on local lowland streams, and a discussion on the priorities for the coming year. Following this, members of the public will be given an opportunity to contribute should they wish.

At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a workshop to discuss the implications of the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan, for farmers and the community.

The zone committee operates as a joint committee of Environment Canterbury and the Waimakariri District Council. The Waimakariri Zone includes the Ashley River catchment and shares the Waimakariri catchment below the gorge with the Selwyn- Waihora and Christchurch-West Melton zones. It includes Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Oxford.


Meeting information

Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
3:30pm, Monday, 4 February
Council Chambers, Waimakariri District, Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora

Link to agenda: http://ecan.govt.nz/publications/Council/cwms-zone-committee-agenda-4022013.pdf

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Make NZ Make Again: Greens Will Establish A Minister For Manufacturing

The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. The Minister will be inside Cabinet and have responsibility for the long-term interests of the manufacturing sector. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news