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to better understand people's perceptions and experiences. The survey
completion date has now been extended to 18 November.
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The Hurunui-Waiau Zone
(ZIP) recommends more water
is required in the zone to deliver
future environmental, social and
The committee has agreed
storage options, and environmental
flow and allocation regimes for
the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers,
are necessary to achieve this.
Its provision and use must include
safeguards that protect water flows
and quality, and environmental and
The primary sources for additional
water in the zone include
groundwater, increasing water-use
efficiency, and developing small
and large-scale storage.
The committee supports additional
groundwater takes, where
appropriate, but believes this
is likely to result in only a small
increase in irrigated area in the
Understanding the interrelationship
between the various elements of
the natural environment and land
management relies on scientific
research and reliable monitoring.
If you would like to find out more about the groundwater resource in your area please contact
Environment Canterbury customer services on 0800 EC INFO or visit www.ecan.govt.nz
Everything is connected
Facilitating sustainable development in the Canterbury region
The value of groundwater
Groundwater is hugely important in Canterbury for
drinking water, for irrigation and for stock water.
Environment Canterbury monitors hundreds
of wells as part of its ongoing work to better
understand the region's groundwater.
Our work relies on the goodwill and co-
operation of landowners as many of the wells we
monitor are on private land.
The 10 Canterbury Water Management
zone committees are also calling for more
information on groundwater.
Over the next few months Environment Canterbury
will be contacting some well owners to help fill
gaps in the monitoring network.
Why we monitor groundwater
Canterbury's water resources are under pressure.
The demand for irrigation and other uses continues
to increase, and land use intensification threatens
We need to monitor groundwater as part of
developing better water management systems in
Canterbury, which will help address water quality
and quantity issues, and assist with council planning
Our understanding of the groundwater resource
informs water management zone committees, as
well as regional and catchment plans which provide
the framework for allocating water to applicants via
Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee
take to court
Goulding on the
court in the girl's
HIGH RETURN : Fernside's Tom Davidson
sends a ball back in the 12-years boys event.
GOOD WIN: Kaiapoi's Suzie Wilding won the
12-years girl's title.
BIG SMASH : Lucy Allison from the
Fernside club in action in the
YOUNG TENNIS players from
around North Canterbury were
battling it out on the courts last
The junior singles champion-
ships involved members of all
10 of the region's clubs.
Matches were held at Ran-
giora, Woodend and Loburn on
the Saturday, with bad weather
pushing some of the games to
The event allowed a top 10
ladder for each of the 10, 12,
14 and 16-years age classifica-
tions to be made for girls and
The top four in each age
group will represent the region
against Mid Canterbury at Ash-
burton on December 2.
The representative pro-
gramme also involves matches
against Ellesmere, Malvern
and Marlborough, the latter
two fixtures next year.
Girls; 16 years Megan
Edwards (Fernside), 14 years
Christine van Til (Rangiora), 12
years; Suzie Wilding (Kai-
apoi),10 years Megan Moore
Boys; 16 years Josh Allen
(Amberley)12 years Liam
Dunseath (Fernside). 14 years;
Cameron McCracken (Fern-
side), 10 years Ryley Eder.
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