Natural Environment

Protecting and enhancing the natural environment

Information about all the environmental recovery work currently going on in Kaikoura District.

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Useful links and information

Unwanted or expired chemical collection:  Agrecovery will collect unwanted or expired chemicals from the Canterbury region. Book before 26th May to take advantage of this free or subsidised service. 

Waste Management Guidelines put together by us, Hurunui District Council, Environment Canterbury, WorkSafe NZ, Rekindle and Innovative Waste Kaikōura to provide information to help you through the demolition process, including how to create a demolition methodology, what asbestos is and the best way to deal with hazardous substances.

The guidelines also include a list of contractors to assist you with any post earthquake recovery work on your home or building.

Lyell Creek public meeting summary - On Monday 6th March Council’s Geotechnical Engineer, ran through the main ground failure along Lyell Creek and it's implications for landowners

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.