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Charlesworth Wetland team nominated for Weedbuster Award

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:05 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Charlesworth Wetland Reserve Maintenance Team has been nominated for the Canterbury 2014 Weedbuster Awards for helping make sure the Charlesworth Wetland Reserve in Christchurch remains weed free while restoring it over the last six years. More >>

Sumner Environment Group nominated for Weedbuster Award

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:04 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Sumner Environment Group has been nominated for this year’s Canterbury Weedbuster Awards for its work in removing large areas of invasive sand dune weeds and replacing them with native plants. More >>

North Canterbury resident nominated for Weedbuster Award

Monday, 30 June 2014, 3:04 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

North Canterbury resident Gillian Giller is very quiet about her 12 years of weeding work throughout Canterbury. However, Weedbusters found out about her voluntary weedbusting work while accompanying her husband Miles Giller, North Canterbury QEII National ... More >>

Kaikoura Water Management Zone Committee Meeting

Monday, 26 May 2014, 5:28 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Kaikoura Zone Committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May, for its monthly water management public meeting. More >>

Research reports reveal Kaikoura tsunami hazard

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:13 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Significant coastal inundation as well as flooding in parts of Kaikoura township are likely if a large South American earthquake sets off a tsunami. This and other findings are included in the latest report on Tsunami and Inundation Modelling for ... More >>

Environment Canterbury response to Lyttelton fuel spill

Friday, 7 March 2014, 5:06 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury wildlife experts have undertaken further assessments of the upper harbour • Several thin oil slicks were observed in the harbour, similar to yesterday • There is no strong evidence to suggest the level of fuel lost to water ... More >>

Natural Environment Recovery Programme launched

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 4:05 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch Whakaara Taiao was launched today at a community event at Travis Wetland in Burwood. More >>

Working with industry to minimise impacts of stubble burning

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 3:42 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

A new report says stubble burning is an important tool for getting rid of crop residue on arable farms, but that more could be done to minimise smoke nuisance. More >>

Snow affecting hill routes for buses in Chch: 8:58am

Friday, 21 June 2013, 9:04 am | Enviroment Canterbury

Due to the snow and sleet making driving conditions dangerous the following Christchurch bus services will not be operating on the hill parts of their routes. More >>

Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting

Friday, 14 June 2013, 9:39 am | Enviroment Canterbury

The Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee will meet for the second time this month on 18 June to continue its work to develop water and quantity limits for the zone. More >>

Biodiversity funding distributed around Canterbury

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:43 am | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced it has recently allocated over $280,000 of funding to biodiversity projects across the region through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) Immediate Steps Fund, Environment Canterbury’s Biodiversity Fund ... More >>

Don’t spread freshwater pests this hunting season

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:21 am | Enviroment Canterbury

With the roar underway and duck shooting season starting on Saturday 4 May, Environment Canterbury and the Ministry for Primary Industries are reminding hunters in the Canterbury area of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways to avoid the ... More >>

Canterbury Maps goes live

Friday, 12 April 2013, 4:00 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Canterbury Maps, a joint data-sharing initiative by all the territorial authorities in Canterbury, is now live online. The new website – www.canterburymaps.govt.nz – features detailed maps and background data drawn from across the Canterbury region. ... More >>

Timaru bus routes take a new turn

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 5:09 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Timaru will soon get an orbital bus service after Environment Canterbury commissioners approved changes to the city’s bus routes at today’s council meeting. More >>

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee meeting 20/3/13

Monday, 18 March 2013, 3:46 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet for its second monthly public meeting of the year on Wednesday, 20 March, in Oamaru. More >>

Ashburton Zone Committee meeting

Monday, 28 January 2013, 10:44 am | Enviroment Canterbury

The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet for the first time this year on Tuesday (29 January) to discuss local water management issues. More >>

South Bay set for oil spill exercise

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 2:30 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury will be leading an oil spill response exercise at South Bay, Kaikoura, on Tuesday 5 February. More >>

Oil spill in Timaru

Monday, 14 January 2013, 1:15 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Members of the Environment Canterbury oil response team are currently on the scene of an oil spill in Timaru Port. The spill was discovered about midday and is believed to be light fuel oil. More >>

Successful anti-graffiti campaign to continue

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 5:11 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The campaign to prevent tagging and vandalism of Christchurch buses has been so successful that it’s being continued past the initial September and October timeframe. More >>

Heavy rain causes extensive surface flooding in SC

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 8:22 am | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury’s Flood Room has been on alert overnight after more than 30 hours of persistent heavy rain in South Canterbury. More >>



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