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New water quality requirements on Canterbury farmers

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:02 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today began a detailed region-wide farming campaign, reminding farmers of their responsibility to meet water quality limits and to help them find out whether they will need a consent to farm this year. More >>

Response to Ministry for freshwater report

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 1:35 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Chairman David Bedford said the comprehensive report provides a marker of New Zealand’s fresh water management and the areas that particularly need addressing. More >>

Braided river protection ramps up

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:53 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Collaborative effort together with significant rule changes signal good news for Canterbury’s iconic braided rivers, Environment Canterbury said today. More >>

Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:00 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 6 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the Wairewa / Lake Forsyth catchment, would be made operative on 1 February 2017. The Plan Change addresses both water quality and ... More >>

Canterbury Drought Update – August 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:13 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Many Canterbury rivers and streams have started the irrigation season already on restriction as a result of low rainfall. More >>

Action taken to ensure farmers measure and report water use

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 2:22 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has completed its programme of contacting around 500 water consent holders who hadn’t yet installed a water meter for takes over 10 litres per second. More >>

Pest management - community feedback received

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:11 am | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today released the results of a discussion document on the future of pest management in Canterbury. It also announced that the expiry date for the current Regional Pest Management Plan would be extended to June 2017. More >>

Bus fare rise cut back in Annual Plan

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 3:51 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The bus fare rise of 10% signalled in Environment Canterbury’s draft Annual Plan two months ago has been cut back to an average fare rise of just 2.5%. This includes the Diamond Harbour Ferry. More >>

Waimakariri wells surveyed to understand groundwater flow

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 10:45 am | Enviroment Canterbury

Approximately 250 wells will be measured next week to model and understand the groundwater flow on the Waimakariri North and South banks. More >>

Bus Interchange anniversary today

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Nearly 1.7 million people have caught a bus from Christchurch’s Bus Interchange since it opened a year ago today. More >>

Freedom Camping up for discussion at Upper Waitaki meeting

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 2:38 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee will have the opportunity to share their views on what needs to be done to alleviate the impact of freedom camping in the region at its meeting on May 26. More >>

Waimakariri Committee focus on stormwater, Kaiapoi River

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:52 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (7 September) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Water management committee focuses on water quality

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 11:46 am | Enviroment Canterbury

The Christchurch – West Melton Zone Committee will meet on 23 July for its regular monthly meeting to discuss local water management. More >>

Kaikoura wells to be surveyed for groundwater snapshot

Monday, 13 April 2015, 4:21 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Around 80 Kaikoura wells will be measured in June and July as part of an ongoing programme to model and understand the Kaikoura groundwater system. The work being undertaken by Environment Canterbury scientists is intended to find out more about ... More >>

Farmers invited to irrigate efficiently

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 10:55 am | Enviroment Canterbury

At a time of increasingly dry weather and low river flows, Environment Canterbury is reminding farmers to make sure they irrigate efficiently when they are permitted to do so. More >>

River flows update

Monday, 12 January 2015, 4:01 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Surface Water Science Manager Tim Davie said some rain over the Christmas-New Year period had made very little difference to river flows, with continued dry weather since then dropping flows further. “Alpine rivers have been higher from earlier ... More >>

Driven to plant trees at Coalgate farm

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:43 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

North Canterbury farmers Roger and Francie Taylor are planting trees along a polluted stream running through their property at Coalgate, upstream of the Selwyn River and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. More >>

Opuha, Waimakariri farm environment plan template approved

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:18 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:37 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Rūnanga sets example in waterway restoration

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:07 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

The project manager for a Banks Peninsula rūnanga is encouraging people in central Canterbury to apply for funding dedicated to restoring waterways and native ecosystems. More >>



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