Projects

bioorangeparaNumerous projects were undertaken during the programme, including biodiversity trails in schools, assistance, funding, advocacy for community conservation groups and land owners, and the introduction of Enviroschools into the district. Some key and award-winning projects are listed below:

Celebrating Biodiversity in the Hurunui District : Low resolution (24Mb) and very low resolution (12Mb) e-book.
Over 100 children  plus conservation professionals authored a stunning 248-page limited edition book plus interactive e-book published November 2014. The book, a superb reference for biodiversity in the district, includes a comprehensive index and interactive list of resources to help you identify plants and animals, biodiversity and conservation contacts (local, NGO and government), New Zealand threatened species list, and information on issues such as climate change and water resources. High resolution copies of the e-book are available free of charge from the Council - BYO flash drive.

Funding for conservation and biodiversity projects in the Hurunui District

Nina Valley Ecoblitz
A joint project led by Hurunui College in partnership with Lincoln University, DOC and Hurunui District Council, to catalogue the species in the Nina Valley over one weekend in March 2014. The event won the Ministry for the Environment Green Ribbon Award for Education and Communications, and also the Paramount Green Ribbon Award 2014.

Chatterton River Draft Management Plan
Draft management plan to restore a section of the Chatterton River in Hanmer Springs.

Chatterton River Draft Management Plan
Draft management plan to restore a section of the Tipapa Stream in Greta Valley.

Falcon Survey (ongoing)

Waipara River Managment
A partnership between riparian land owners around the Waipara River, the Hurunui District Council, ECan, Department of Conservation and Tangata Whenau.

Greening Waipara
A research-driven project stemming from initiatives by Lincoln University, local wine growers, the Hurunui District Council and Landcare Research to calculate the dollar-value of the services provided for free by nature in the arable, pastoral and horticultural sectors.