Continue to implement and improve a prioritised State of the Environment monitoring programme and monitor compliance with, and the effects of, the exercise of resource consents and Regional Plans by:
· Carrying out investigations into the water resources of ‘at risk' aquifers – ACHIEVED
· Operating a region-wide water quality network for the measurement, recording and reporting of groundwater quality trends – ACHIEVED
· Collecting water use records and measuring stream flows, groundwater and lake levels associated with significant water abstractions – ACHIEVED
· Report the results from the SoE monitoring programmes in the annual monitoring report and make available on the Council's website at www.nrc.govt.nz/soe by 31 October each year – NOT ACHIEVED (loaded 6 weeks late)
Photo: Wairua Falls.