Council and Biodiversity

In December 2014 Council adopted the Waitaki District's Indigenous Biodiversity Strategy. This strategy sets the strategic direction for both Council activities and voluntary efforts. It's vision is:

The Waitaki community values and cares for the district’s indigenous biodiversity and accepts the shared responsibility to work together to ensure it is sustained and enhanced, both now and into the future.

As a result, there is a full range of healthy ecosystems stretching from the mountains to the sea (ki uta ki tai), reflecting the unique and diverse natural character of the Waitaki District. Our indigenous biodiversity is an integral part of our everyday lives and landscapes, it complements the productivity of our sustainable economy and working lands, mahika kai values and sustainable harvest.