This page summarises the details of the various information
(metadata) currently available for the Motueka Catchment.
Location and Topography
|contours, roads, rivers
etc which Landcare also has access to. Peter Inwood commented
that roads coverage is not brilliant in some areas.
|25m resolution DEM
generated from 1:50k 20m contours
||At landcare Research,
Lincoln. Derivative products - shade map, aspect and slope data
(we can generate a variety of derived surfaces like compound
topographic index as required) - contact James Barringer
||areas of high visual
Climate and Hydrology
|Catchment boundary from
||(also old MOW catchment
Sub-catchments can be generated on demand from
|Stream network from
topographic database and/or generated from DEM.
||flow - mean, median,
low, flood (list of historic floods and their flows), etc at
subcatchment level; suspended sediment?; drought scenarios?
||location of aquifers
& recharge areas, yield?, vulnerability to contamination,
|diagrams of water
take by source&use, water take by zone; water extraction
|Rainfall, river gauge
and water quality data for sites managed by TDC.
|Mean annual rainfall
||hand drawn by Martin
Doyle and digitized into GENAMAP and translated to shapefile
|Can also generate
rainfall or other climate surfaces from NIWA point data and DEM
etc. using ANUSPLIN on demand (e.g., temperatures, ET, sunshine)
|Soil moisture deficit
data from Barringer water balance model on demand
||Can be generated if
cross-sections in about 1957
||Only up to Alexander
Bluff plus at the gauging stations for flow ratings etc.
cross-section records run from 1992 to the present
||stored in SDRMAP + hard
copy as half tones with map and cross-section information on
them (see example).Cross-sections are run about every 4 years.
The half-tone card file recording system that includes these
|River control works
|QMAP - CD from
||Held by Peter Inwood -
available to TDC partners for specific projects.
|NZLRI lithology data
||Held by Landcare
Research and TDC
|Generalised A4 map from
sites of significance
|NZLRI soils are
available through Landcare - 1:50 000 scale but fairly
||Note that LRI is
available in original polygonal data plus FDLs for all 16
attributes including available water capacity and other soil
|NSD - national soils
||Not likely to be much
data (if any) in actual catchment but still to be checked. Held
at Landcare Research Massey and Lincoln.
classification from ???? (A4 size)
|Land Cover Data Base
||Landcare has access to
this. This data is derived from SPOT satellite imagery at around
20 metre spatial resolution. The imagery is classified into some
15 class types. It may lump together some cover types of
interest (e.g., crops).
although now fairly dated (may have more value as a historic
view of vegetation in the late 1970s). Land use capability
(NZLRI), productive land classification; land use trends through
time (and population trends?)
||Permanent plot site
data for native forest areas - uncertain if this database has
any valuable Motueka specific data but worth checking. Held at
Landcare Research, Lincoln (see Peter Bellingham/Larry Burrows).
|Native forest cover
(1840, 1980, 1996)
||from TDC Access
||Locations of weeds eg.,
giant buttercup, gorse, broom, hawthorn, budleagh, old man’s
beard + maps of management areas for weeds and pests?
||Landcare holds a copy
of old DOC ecological regions and districts database (update to
come from DoC late 2000)
||Is this data of any
value - either for insect pests and or native species. Held by
landcare Research, Auckland.
sampling sites/species richness/density/MCI, native fish
distribution, trout numbers by location/through time
for trout habitat/forest harvesting
|Point source pollution
from buried drums of chemicals in Motueka Catchment -
||Information provided by
Jenny Easton at TDC. - maps, photo and report (see copy).
|GR N27 006012
access/costs. TDC only have textual data down to lowest level,
their mesh blocks are at the first level of aggregation and not
currently linked to the textual data in the GIS. According to
Peter Inwood there should not be too much problem in accessing
the full SUPERMAP data for the area from StatsNZ if it is
required (including previous census results if these have
|Digital Cadastral Data
Base (DCDB) useable by anyone working for or with TDC, no links
to valuation etc.
||This is the standard
legal boundary database maintained by Land Information New
Zealand (LINZ) which includes roads and all surveyed property
boundaries. It is important to note that it is constantly being
updated as new sub-divisions and developments are being carried
out so it can become out-of-date locally quite quickly
State of the
monitoring sites/information (possibly same as above)
temperature, groundwater, etc; discharge sites, dairy shed
locations, water abstraction sites, water quality/biota,
cross-sections (with links to plotted elevation changes), soil
TDC Consents database
|Includes 8 figure grid
reference (might be useful for land use).
||water, sewage, storm
||Talk to Peter Newsome
at Landcare Research Massey about availability and content
Management Plan - Planning Maps
||Book of A2 size maps at
several scales. Of most interest are 1:50k maps and 1:5k urban
area maps. Map sheet 24 at 1:50k covers Motueka itself, but the
catchment is probably included in maps 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29,
30 ,31, 33 and 34.
Based on the legend the following information
should be available:
- Planning Zones central
- light industrial
- heavy industrial
- rural 1 and rural 2
- rural industrial (two types - not sure
how they differ)
- rural industrial closed (?)
- tourist accomodation
- open space
- commercial deferred
- residential deferred
- rural residential deferred
- Areas ????
- natural heritage
- landscape priority
- cultural heritage
- coastal environment
- groundwater recharge protection
- surface water yield protection
- coastal hazard
- chemical hazard
- slope instability hazard
- flood hazard + flood hazard special
- gravel extraction restriction
- residential activity restriction
- land disturbance 1 and 2
- designation (? Not sure for what ????)
- aquaculture exclusion
- aquaculture seasonal restriction
- mapua mooring
- Point and Line Features (some of these may
only be shown at 1:5k)
- designation ????
- heritage trees (a, b and c types)
- heritage buildings (2 types)
- archaeological sites
- view points
- ridge lines
- fault lines
- shop frontage
- rivers / streams
- assumed MHWS ?????
- cadastral boundary (not polygon ?)
- TDC boundary
- indicative road (presumably not formed
- maybe legal only)
- roads (arterial, distributor,
collector, access - roads and places).
All of this data is available from GENAMAP
databases according to Gwen Nicholson the TDC GIS operator.
historic sites of significance, Iwi, pa sites?
- water allocation maps
- Motueka/Riwaka plains water management
- Area susceptible to flow reduction (as a
result of afforestation)
- Water quality classifications (freshwater,
- DOC estate
Imagery and Air Photographs
|SPOT image from MoF
dated February/March 1996
||(presumably the data
from which the LCDB was generated).
|Also some recent
||Contact Stella Belliss,
Landcare Research, Lincoln.
||Air photos are not
properly archived (some held in offices) and any records of what
is held are in card boxes at TDC in the file storage area. All
photos are NZ Aerial Mapping styles B/W photos. There are also a
variety of oblique aerial and ground shots in their physical
image library, and they have some video footage of floods (e.g.,
1995). We have been given flight line maps for the 1946 survey,
as well as some flightlines from Aerial Surveys taken 1996-98
that TDC do not hold.
- 1946 - earliest photo coverage 1:16k for
whole Motueka Catchment (some 1:5k enlargements were made)
- 1984 - November images at 1:15k are the
next full catchment coverage
- 2000 - planned 1:10k coverage lower
- 20?? - digital imagery, orthorectified,
etc. Funding not available but Andrew Fennemor would like to
get this done.
|Half tones of rivers
every 4-5 years starting mid-1950s (mostly 1:4k up to
||Could be extremely
useful for riparian characterisation work.
|From 1964 there are ad
hoc plots showing flood extents (I think on half
||Doug Nottage has
collection of news paper cuttings about historical floods.
|Also lots of imagery of
||(very detailed - 1:500
|Some old paper
cadastral/property surveys from the 30's are also in storage.
|All half tones held at
TDC are recorded in a card file system.
||Best contact for all
the photo and map data is Doug Nottage.
|All point data
retrieved from CLIDB - grid reference, site information and
attached data for climatic variables.
||May need to relook at
getting all of the stations for the upper North Island since the
first cut I made at grabbing stations round the catchment has
very few sites in the west. Probably need to get right over to
include the west coast.
- Relative humidity
- Sunshine hours