Otipua Wetland designed by Lucas Associates in 1997
Work continues on a piece of land south of Timaru once described as a waste. Al Williams looks at the transformation of the Otipua Wetland. An area once described as a wasteland has now become a Timaru gem. The 19 hectare Otipua Wetland was formally presented to the Timaru District Council in 2016 - two decades after its future was secured by a community-led initiative.