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Community Wellbeing

Our vision for a thriving community is that residents, visitors, community groups, landowners, business owners and agencies are actively working together to safeguard and improve the quality of freshwater in our district.

The Community Wellbeing goals identified in the Community Catchment Plan (CCP) describe what the Upper Clutha community wants its rivers, streams and lakes to be like. The goals integrate the concept of ‘te mana o te wai’ across the four aspects of community well-being:

  1. Cultural Values (respect for all values, relationship with waterways)
  2. Social Wellbeing (community & government engagement, drinking water)
  3. Environmental Wellbeing (safe recreation & interaction with the local ecosystems)
  4. Economic Wellbeing (sustainable agriculture, tourism and urbanisation)
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Te mana o te wai

Te mana o te wai refers to the vital importance of water. When managing freshwater, it ensures the health and well-being of the water is protected and human health needs are provided for before enabling other uses of water. It expresses the special connection all New Zealanders have with freshwater. By protecting the health and well-being of our freshwater we protect the health and well-being of our people and environments.


Subjects of interest


CCP OBJECTIVES & CATEGORIES

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Aquatic Life
Functioning Ecosystems
Physical Habitat
Water Quality
Water Quantity

Cultural Values
Economic Wellbeing
Safe Recreation
Social Wellbeing

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Climate Change
Pest Flora & Fauna
Rural Development
Tourism and Recreation
Urban Development

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How the CCP helps

Land Management
Urban Development
Ecosystem Action
Collaboration
Mātauranga Māori


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