(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Part 2, the purpose of a water conservation order is to recognise and sustain—
(a) outstanding amenity or intrinsic values which are afforded by waters in their natural state:
(b) where waters are no longer in their natural state, the amenity or intrinsic values of those waters which in themselves warrant protection because they are considered outstanding.
(2) A water conservation order may provide for any of the following:
(a) the preservation as far as possible in its natural state of any water body that is considered to be outstanding:
(b) the protection of characteristics which any water body has or contributes to, and which are considered to be outstanding,—
(i) as a habitat for terrestrial or aquatic organisms:
(ii) as a fishery:
(iii) for its wild, scenic, or other natural characteristics:
(iv) for scientific and ecological values:
(v) for recreational, historical, spiritual, or cultural purposes:
(c) the protection of characteristics which any water body has or contributes to, and which are considered to be of outstanding significance in accordance with tikanga Maori.