Report: TR 2014/33
Author: Waikato Regional Council.
Developed in collaboration with the Waipā Zone Liaison Subcommittee and representatives of Waikato- Tainui Te Kauhanganui Incorporated, Maniapoto Maori Trust Board, Raukawa Charitable Trust, Ngati Mahanga and Ngati Koroki Kahukura.
The Waipā Catchment Plan (WCP) is intended to guide Waikato Regional Council, Waipā river iwi, communities and other stakeholders in the implementation of integrated catchment management activities within the Waipā River catchment.
The plan includes:
The WCP contributes to the implementation of Te Ture Whaimana o te Awa o Waikato (The Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River) and Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC’s) Strategic Directions and the objectives, policies and methods of the WRC’s key statutory documents including the Proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) and the Waikato Regional Plan (WRP).
The WCP will complement any future changes to the WRP including Healthy Rivers Plan Change 1.
The WCP provides a roadmap for the protection and restoration of the health and well-being of the Waipā River and in turn the Waikato River below Ngaruawahia. This will be achieved by WRC working with iwi authorities, including Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (Maniapoto), Waikato-Raupatu River Trust and Raukawa Charitable Trust and other key stakeholders, such as the Waikato River Authority, territorial authorities, Department of Conservation, DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Federated Farmers, forestry sector, landowners and the wider community.
Waipā catchment plan (8mb)
|2.1||Legislative and planning framework|
|2.2||Co-governance and co-management|
|2.3||Strategic direction for the regional council|
|2.4||Visions for Waipā catchment|
|3||Key matters for the catchment|
|3.1||Erosion / sedimentation|
|3.2||Land use change / intensification|
|3.3||Declining water quality|
|3.4||Loss of indigenous biodiversity|
|3.6||Waipā people and communities|
|4.2||Strategies and implementation actions|
|Glossary of terms|
|Map 1: Priority 1 and 2 soil conservation sub-catchments|
|Map 2: High priority rivers / streams for river management works|
|Map 3: Waipā catchment high priority waterways for riparian enhancement|
|Map 4: Mangapu River priority reaches for riparian enhancement|
|Map 5a: Waipā catchment priority lakes and wetlands|
|Map 5b: Waipā catchment under-represented ecosystems|
|Map 6: Priority nutrient areas for nutrient load reduction|
|Map 7: Flood map 1% AEP on Waipā River|
|Appendix 1: Prioritisation process for soil conservation, water qulaity, biodiversity and riparian management|
|Appendix 2: Priority biodiversity sites|
|Appendix 3: Waipā catchment community engagement plan|