Environment Canterbury is Canterbury's Regional Council, and works with Kaikoura District Council to manage our natural resources – water, air, and land. With specific responsibilities for air quality, coastal environments, contaminated sites, pests and biosecurity, Environment Canterbury is a vital partner in our common goal for sustainable guardianship of our environment.
Te Runanga O Kaikoura
Kaikoura District Council maintains an open and participatory partnership with Te Runanga o Kaikoura. The Runanga is the organisation that services the statutory rights of Maori in our district. The Runanga has representatives on a number of Council's decision making committees - particularly those with an interest in the environment and land use, such as the District Plan Committee and the Hearings and Applications Committee.
Te Korowai O Te Tai O Marokura
Also known as the Kaikoura Coastal Marine Guardians, Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura literally means "the cloak of Te Tai o Marokura", and culturally translates to lay a cloak of guardianship over the sea around Kaikoura. Membership of Te Korowai includes Kaikoura commercial fisherman, recreational fishermen, tourism operators, members of Te Runanga o Kaikoura, and local people with an interest in our environment.
Marlborough/Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority (MKRFA)
In July 2012, the Marlborough/Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority (MKRFA) replaced 4 existing, smaller Rural Fire Authorities within the Marlborough and Kaikoura Districts.The MKRFA’s role is to manage an Enlarged Rural Fire District (ERFD) which reaches right across the Marlborough and Kaikoura rural areas. Specifically this means working to reduce of the risk of fire, being better prepared in the event that fire occurs, responding to fires more effectively and enabling the community to recover from the effects of fire with greater ease.
Department of Conservation (DOC)
The Department of Conservation (DOC) in Ludstone Road has information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
Also, the Kaikoura i-site is the place to get your tramping hut tickets and maps.