The Kaikōura Zone Committee was officially launched in July 2011. Since then the committee has met three times and received a number of presentations on water issues relevant to the zone. These have included the state of the water resource in the region, cultural values, Canterbury Water targets, and priority areas for biodiversity funding.
At November’s meeting the committee will discuss drinking water in the zone and receive presentations from Kaikōura District Council and the Canterbury District Health Board. The zone committee will then discuss the Kaikōura Marine Strategy.
The committee will also elect a chair and deputy chair and discuss its priority areas for year one Immediate Steps biodiversity funding. It will finish by discussing initial priority areas for water management in the zone.
The Kaikōura Zone Committee meets monthly to gather information about the region and its water resource with the goal of developing a Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for the management of the region's water resource.
The committee will also go on a number of field trips so members can visit areas of significance and meet with community members.
The Kaikōura Zone Committee members are; Ted Howard, Matt Hoggard, Ron Mackle, Tony Blunt, Derrick Millton and Sarah Beardmore, Kaikōura Mayor Winston Gray, Environment Canterbury Commissioner David Bedford and Rūnanga representative Gina Solomon.
The Kaikōura Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of the Kaikōura District Council and Environment Canterbury. Committee meetings are open to the public.
Kaikōura Zone Committee meeting
1pm, Tuesday, 8 November
The Supper Room, Memorial Hall - 32 Esplanade, Kaikōura
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