The NZRCA and Fish & Game have jointly submitted an application for a Water Conservation Order on the Hurunui River. The application seeks to preserve the natural condition of the upper river in particular, recognising the outstanding recreational amenity. The Department of Conservation, iwi groups and Forest and Bird have expressed their support for a Water Conservation Order, with Forest & Bird also providing research towards the application. The Hurunui offers enjoyable rapids with excellent eddies for teaching and learning and is Canterbury’s most kayaked river. (WCO Application for Hurunui River, (PDF, 5.3Mb)).