Natural Environment

Information about all the environmental recovery work. 

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How does this fit with the Recovery Plan?

Recovery Plan Goal: Restore, protect and enhance Kaikōura’s unique natural environment and biodiversity and sustainably manage disposal of waste.

How we'll achieve it

Local stewardship of the natural environment: Encourage local stewardship of the coastal marine environment and the restoration of quake affected waterways by supporting local groups involved in their management such as the Kaikōura Marine Guardians and Waterzone Committee. Monitor the health of coastal and river ecosystems.

Manage construction and demolition waste: Ensure policies, plans and approaches are in place to safely manage construction and demolition wastes, such as building deconstruction, the reuse of materials and asbestos management. Ensure negative legacy issues are managed.

Protect unique landscape features: Investigate opportunities to protect unique landscape features and areas of geological significance such as the newly expressed fault lines. Identify sites of significance and establish pathways for their protection. Explore related educational and tourism opportunities.