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Water Quality

Christchurch Estuary Survey

The Christchurch City Council is currently reviewing provision for public participation in recreation and sport at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai. As part of this process it is requested that anyone that may have done any windsport on the Estuary complete a survey to understand use of the Estuary.
The survey can be accessed via the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EstuaryWindsportReview
If the link is not working for any reason, please try copying the address above and pasting it into the address field on a web page.

Rivers and Coast Users Survey - Wellington

If you sail in the Wellington Region at all you could add your opinion...
Everyday, people in the Wellington region use and enjoy our harbours, coasts and rivers in a variety of different ways.
Greater Wellington Regional Council and local councils monitor and report on the quality of the water at popular beaches and river swimming spots so you know if there are any health risks present.

Windsurfers - be proactive about water quality

Water quality at New Zealand beaches has surfaced again (pun intended) and there are some popular windsurfing location on the list of "high risk" beaches.


Hauraki Gulf Use and Values Survey

Hauraki Gulf Use and Values Survey running from 3 March until 21 April 2014.
The survey is being run by AUT PhD candidate Rebecca Jarvis who is studying conservation social networking in the gulf under Dr Barbara Breen. The survey is not specific to conservation, however, and covers all uses and values.

Clean Up - Christchurch Estuary - Scott Park

Sun 22 Sep 2013
ChCh : Scott Park

CWA are having our annual “clean up the World” day at the estuary this Sunday and would really appreciate just a couple of hours of your time to help us show the community and council we don’t just leave our wake behind at the estuary, we also help keep the estuary clean.

Meet us at windsurf park, midday on Sunday to help walk the edge of the estuary around to Scott park to clear the obvious obstacles that might trip us up during the season, like a tyre or two!

CLEAN UP the WORLD

Sat 15 Sep 2012
Christchurch

Help tidy up the estuary from 10.30am - meet at Estuary Kite/Windsurf park off Linwood Ave. Rubber gloves & plastic rubbish bags provided.

What goes in our oceans ends up in our food - infographic

6.5million tons of rubbish goes into the Pacific Ocean each year. A lot of that ends up in the food chain and finally in the 16kg (average) of fish we eat each year. Check out the infographic ...

Survey - recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai (it's only a few minutes of your time)

What's in the water ? Lincoln University is undertaking a survey of recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai.
We’d like you to tell us what you think and know about water quality, and how it affects your recreational activity.
We’d appreciate your contribution to our survey. Take part in the survey (5-8 minutes)
This research has been reviewed and approved by the Lincoln University Human Ethics Committee.
For any further information contact:
Dr Ronlyn Duncan: Ronlyn.Duncan@lincoln.ac.nz, Tel: 325 3838 Ext: 8105
http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/waterquality

Actions and Advice on Aquaculture

Yachting New Zealand has received a lot of feedback from our recent position paper on aquaculture. It is great that while publicising the issues and our position on this subject that we are also raising awareness.

YNZ encourage clubs to get in contact with their regional council to see how they can have input in to the process. This could be done in a number of ways including suggesting changes to the Regional Coastal Plan, being added to the Interested Parties list for new applications, or making submissions on applications in your area.

What's in the water? A survey of recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai

You are invited to participate in the project by completing this electronic questionnaire.
The aim of the project is to take a snapshot of the following-
What do recreational users (e.g. wind surfers, walkers, shell fish collectors) of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai know about microbiological water pollution
What factors influence their decisions about water quality to undertake recreational activity
To what extent do recreationists utilise information provided by sources such as the regional council and recreation clubs.
As a recreational user of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai (the Estuary) over the age of 16 years, participation in this project will involve the completion of this online survey that should not take any longer than 10-15 minutes.
More details and survey

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