Silver Stream Riverside Restoration One In a Million

Published: 28-May-2018

With support from the Million Meters Streams Project, the Council has been successful in raising approximately $20,000 to restore 1.5 Hectares of Riparian Margin along the Silver stream (Upper Kaiapoi) River at Silverstream Reserve, a 52 Hectare Council owned native reserve on South Eyre Road.

Silverstream Reserve is very similar to The Groynes, Styx Mill, or Otukaikino, which are better known to many, particularly those in Christchurch.

Thanks to some generous donations from corporate sponsors including Jucy Rentals and NZI Insurance, as well as kind donations from various members of the community, the Council has begun to prepare the site in readiness for planting this Autumn.

We warmly invite anyone who would like to, to participate in the planting of the riparian zone on a series of dates from now through until early May.

Planting dates are being advertised on the Silverstream Reserve Facebook Page (, the Waimakariri District Council Website (, and other social and print media.

Million Meters Streams Project is a project of the Sustainable Business Network, which aims to change the way New Zealand Businesses work by putting People & Nature First.

The goal of the Project is to restore one Million Meters of New Zealand Waterways through riparian planting.