Kaikōura coastal access survey

Recreational access changes on the
Kaikōura coast

An online open-access survey from the Marine Ecology Research Group

Welcome to the survey!

This survey uses an interactive map to record information about recreational activities and access along the Kaikōura to help assess changes since the earthquake.
Please read the following information about the survey before clicking the ‘Start Survey’ button which will take you to the map.
Estimated time to complete the survey is 15 minutes.

What is this survey?
Many parts of the Marlborough and Kaikōura coasts have been affected by the Kaikōura earthquake, with some areas experiencing dramatic uplift effects. This has driven major changes in access to coast which in turn results in new interactions between people and the environment. The Marine Ecology Research Group at the University of Canterbury (UC) is interested in assisting the wider community in recording and understanding changes to the accessibility of the coast for recreational activities and uses following the Kaikōura earthquake.

This survey will assist the community in making decisions on recovery needs by helping to fill basic information gaps including the types of activities that are valued, their recovery and management needs, and the locations that are most important. This contributes to our government-funded earthquake recovery research that has a focus on helping recovery efforts in coastal environments that were affected by the earthquake.

Why participate in this survey?
This online survey is intended to identify and collate this information for the benefit of all stakeholders and interested people in the wider community.
Results from the survey will be tremendously helpful for all stakeholders interested in the management of recreational activities on the earthquake-affected coast, especially as planning and management returns to business-as-usual.

Who can fill in this survey?
Participating in the survey is voluntary. We invite participation from all interested people who are 18+ years of age (for informed consent reasons) and have information they would like to share. The survey is open-access and the questions are designed to be inclusive of a multitude of views on recreational uses and activities.

Participants are free to define ‘recreation’ in a broad sense to ensure the survey is as inclusive as possible. Please note that this survey does not require your name or any sensitive information to be collected, nor does it seek organisational views on recreational activities or management topics. The results will be reported only at the aggregated level so responses from any individual survey will be not shared in any way.

Will I be able to see the results?
Yes! Following completion of the survey we will prepare summaries of the results and these will be made freely available via an online link. We also offer the opportunity to be directly contact via email should you wish to join our mailing list (which will be kept confidential). You may also be interested in other aspects of our earthquake recovery research that includes assessment of other changes in the coastal environment, and monitoring of the recovery process.

Enquiries and further information
This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee, and participants should address any complaints to The Chair, Human Ethics Committee, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch (human-ethics@canterbury.ac.nz).

Please forward this invitation to all people who may have an interest in this survey. Please also feel welcome to contact us for further information at any time.

I have read and understood what is required of me to participate in this survey.
By clicking “NEXT” button below, I consent to participate.

Thanks for participating in the survey!

Ngā mihi,
Dr. Shane Orchard
Web: www.merg.nz

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