Understanding Aoraki

Aoraki Bound alumni reach new heights.
From a distance Aoraki is a quiet stunning vista. Close up, the sound of avalanches rumble through the valley, and sightseeing helicopters and planes fly above. And as you get closer, the ridges of Aoraki get steeper and his boulders get bigger.

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Fresh Take

In the often ugly debate on water management, a strong Māori voice was missing until now. Can a new spirit of consensus end the water wars?

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On a national scale

So far, five of the 10 CWMS Zone Committees have produced implementation programmes, with the others expected later this year. Also, the regional committee has produced its plan.

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Everyone is a winner

Environment Canterbury commissioner David Bedford, who sits on the CWMS Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee, believes the consensus approach has been hugely successful, given committee members’ divergent positions when they came to the table.

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