Progress review an opportunity to celebrate efforts in the Lower Hinds catchment
A review of efforts to address water quality issues within the Hekeao/Hinds catchment highlights the impressive work that’s been carried out so-far, and will help guide the next steps.
A working group looked at each of the 16 recommendations made in 2016 by the Hinds Drains Working Party (HDWP), to see how many had been achieved.
Environment Canterbury zone delivery lead for Ashburton, Henry Winchester, says the review was an opportunity to ‘take stock’ and re-set.
“It was a way of checking on the work that’s been done, while also allowing the working party to focus their energy for the still-to-be-completed actions.
“It’s also a chance to celebrate the willingness of landowners, Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua and industry groups to try new things for drain management.”