It can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. A wide range of local information can be found on the Waimakariri District Council's New Foundations website here.
Similar information for Christchurch, but not at the level of detail in the Kaiapoi images (which is equivalent to suburb level), was part of the zoning presentation on the 23rd of June. Prepared by Tonkin & Taylor, it is available as a PDF file here. Also available are PDF copies of the presentations for the areas covered by the Waimakariri District Council (the same report as mentioned above) and Christchurch City Council (here).
For those unfamiliar with the term LIDAR, and what LIDAR is, the following is from the United States Geological Survey:
LIDAR DefinitionFor those who want to know more than enough about LIDAR, check out the USGS LIDAR website here.
- LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an optical remote sensing technology which measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target.
- The prevalent method to determine distance to an object or surface is to use laser pulses.
- Similar to radar technology, which uses radio waves instead of light, the range to an object is determined by measuring the time delay between transmission of a pulse and detection of the reflected signal.