Welcome to the Management Society
  • The lower Waitaki river is a world-class braided river with valued native and introduced wildlife.
  • This environment is changing with reductions in water-flow and the decline of wildlife.
  • Concern among lower Waitaki communities has led to the formation of this Society.
  • The LWRMS has been in existence since 2005.
  • The Society is a forum for diverse views on river use.
  • A Management Strategy has been formulated by the Society.
  • Mission Statement: "To protect and enhance, in a sustainable way, the Lower Waitaki River System".

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What's new?

Work with mudfish (supported by Ecan). Wetland planting (supported by WWF). Pic goes to blog.
Black-fronted terns (and other endangered species eg mudfish).
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Water quality in the Waitaki catchment is being discussed in various meetings held under Community Involvement initiatives by Environment Canterbury.
As these meetings are progressing at a rate faster than the ecan website can post minutes and invitations, copies posted to interested parties are posted on this site. Click the links to find out meeting dates, times, venues. Northern Fan CatchmentLower Waitaki tributaries and mid-reach North Side.

River Access:
we still have the brochure available, but have recently transferred information to a Google Map of the Lower Waitaki River (see Recreational page for more).
AGM 2014 - held Wed 13th August

Society Forum now open for business (See Society page).

Funds are always low (the Society is a non-profit, charitable organisation) and we see expenses looming. Please read this!  Pay subscription or make donation on-line.

"Canterbury Water - Quality and Nutrients"  ... presentation accompanying a talk given by Tom Lambie (Ecan Commissioner) to the Society 15 May 2013. (2.5 MB download).
Jetboating 2013.
See links to Zone Committee activity (made during Mar 2014) on the Now page

This site is still "under construction"!! More links are working but the intentions are to create content as time, energy, and content becomes available. Watch these spaces!

Acknowledgements: Images supplied by Environment Canterbury are marked "ecan". Other sources are acknowledged on each image (where known).