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Community asked for feedback on Waimakariri water

Monday, 17 September 2018, 5:21 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is seeking community feedback on draft recommendations for addressing challenges for freshwater management in the zone. More >>

Free buses kick off new public transport plan consultation

Monday, 17 September 2018, 10:32 am | Environment Canterbury

Public consultation opens today on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan, and Environment Canterbury has announced that this Saturday, 22 September, travel on its bus network will be free. More >>

A new approach to protect urban waterways

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Anyone causing sediment to run into Christchurch’s waterways may soon be subject to an instant fine. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Friday, 31 August 2018, 4:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Saturday 1 September for 14 days. More >>

Trend towards cleaner, healthier air continues

Friday, 31 August 2018, 11:35 am | Environment Canterbury

Six of Canterbury’s eight airsheds have met the government’s health-based guidelines so far this year, compared to four last year. More >>

New approach to emergency management welcomed

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 2:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

Improvements to the way New Zealand prepares and responds to natural disasters will help Canterbury, says Environment Canterbury chair Steve Lowndes. More >>

Co-Governors welcome Department of Conservation

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Selwyn District Council and Christchurch City Council) today announced that the Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai, had joined the co-governance ... More >>

Farmer fined $34,000 for breaching RMA

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

A North Canterbury farmer has been fined $34,000 after illegally clearing riverbed land in the Waiau River. More >>

Public transport en route for significant change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:07 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today, Environment Canterbury approved the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 for public consultation from September 17 for a month. More >>

Hurunui-Waiau plan change under way

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Hurunui-Waiau plan change under way At its meeting yesterday, the Hurunui-Waiau Water Zone Committee unanimously approved an addendum to its Zone Implementation Programme which sets in motion the process to deal with the controversial “10%” ... More >>

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change appeals

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has received a High Court decision made with the consent of all parties on appeals made in relation to the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Proposed South Canterbury representation doubled

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

At a public meeting today the Environment Canterbury Council advised the Chief Executive that they would like to amend their initial proposal for representation as a result of submissions received. More >>

Council support for farms impacted by Mycoplasma bovis

Friday, 13 July 2018, 1:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury accepts some farmers will be unable to meet their resource consent conditions due to Mycoplasma bovis, and will work with those affected on a case-by-case basis. More >>

No serious public health risk from quarries

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

• Nuisance dust above short-term guideline for periods of time on nine of the 120 monitored days. On those nine days, there were 13 exceedances spanning from one minute to less than one hour. More >>

Environment Canterbury acknowledges milestone

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:54 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the launch of the national Good Farming Practice Action Plan for Water Quality and reflected on years of leadership and progress in the region. More >>

Environment Canterbury: A practical solution for bus users

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

At the Environment Canterbury Council meeting today (Wednesday 23 May), the Councillors deliberated on the submissions received on the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28, and in particular the community input regarding the proposed changes to the public transport ... More >>

Update on Environment Canterbury’s governance

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:23 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is currently operating under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016. Under this Act, seven Councillors were elected at the 2016 local body elections, and five were appointed by the Government. These ... More >>

Withdrawal of Hurunui Waiau application by Forest & Bird

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:28 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed Forest & Bird’s withdrawal of its application to the Environment Court for a declaration. More >>

Bus solution presented to retirement village residents

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today, Environment Canterbury met with residents and staff of the Diana Isaac Retirement Village. The meeting followed the retirement village raising concerns about changes to the Orbiter route due to upcoming road use changes within the Northern Corridor ... More >>

Getting ready for winter

Friday, 11 May 2018, 1:31 pm | Environment Canterbury

Getting ready for winter With rain and cooler temperatures forecast for much of Canterbury this weekend, it is timely for residents to think ahead and plan for all that the winter season can bring. In previous years, the region has seen flooding, ... More >>



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