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Environment Canterbury seeks feedback on ten-year plans

Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:14 pm | Environment Canterbury

Public consultation opens on Saturday March 14 on Environment Canterbury’s proposed work programme that supports the council’s Long-Term Plan for the next ten-years. More >>

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quality limits

Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:03 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet in Waimate onWednesday 18 March for its monthly water management meeting of the year. More >>

Water Shortage Direction renewed for Opihi River

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 11:24 am | Environment Canterbury

Another Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – came into effect from Wednesday March 11 for 14 days. This Direction is to ensure that the Opihi River continues to sustain ... More >>

Water Shortage Direction renewed for Opihi and tributaries

Friday, 6 March 2015, 5:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

A fifth Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – has been amended effective from Friday March 6 for a further 10 days. More >>

Stock access to water

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 4:05 pm | Environment Canterbury

Stock access to water Environment Canterbury today confirmed its stance relating to farmers facing particular challenges in their use of water for stock during the current dry period. Resource Management Director Kim Drummond said that while it ... More >>

Encouraging a new generation of conservationists

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury schoolchildren are getting behind a new conservation planting initiative aimed at encouraging students to get involved in nature and the environment. Te Ara Kākāriki co-ordinator Brooke Turner says local schools have been very enthusiastic ... More >>

Proposed Air Plan notified for public submissions

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Tomorrow (28 February 2015) Environment Canterbury is publicly notifying the Proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan (proposed Air Plan) and inviting submissions. The proposed Air Plan is the culmination of a long-term process to work with the community on ... More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee: biodiversity, sub-regional plans

Friday, 27 February 2015, 1:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (2 March) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Need for limits on annual groundwater volumes reaffirmed

Friday, 27 February 2015, 12:30 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is reminding consented water users to make sure they are carefully monitoring their use – given the extra irrigation needed because of the ongoing drought conditions across much of Canterbury. Groundwater levels are now ... More >>

Rates reflect public demand for better water and air quality

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 2:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is proposing a 4.5% increase in the average rate in the 2015/16 financial year. Most of the additional targeted rate funding is going into improving the region’s water and air quality. More >>

Beef + Lamb farm environment plan template approved

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 9:53 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today its approval of a farm environment plan template for the beef and lamb industry under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

New members appointed to West Melton Zone Committee

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 5:28 pm | Environment Canterbury

Media Release 19 February 2015 New members appointed to Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee The Christchurch - West Melton Zone Committee has appointed two new community members to help deliver the goals of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. ... More >>

Commissioners approve proposed Air Plan

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 2:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

At today’s council meeting Environment Canterbury Commissioners approved the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan (proposed Air Plan) to be released for public notification and submissions on 28 February 2015. The proposed Air Plan is the culmination of ... More >>

Natural Environment Recovery Programme recreation update

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:01 pm | Environment Canterbury

Members of the public are invited to a series of Wednesday lunchtime updates on the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch Whakaara Taiao during February and March. More >>

Pareora River weir allegations

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has investigated allegations that alterations were made to the bed of the Pareora River near the Pareora Huts on Saturday7 February 2015 to alter the readings on the adjacent water level meter and provide artificially high ... More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee focuses on water management

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:01 am | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (2 February) for its first regular monthly meeting of the year to address local water management issues. More >>

Ashburton Zone Committee meet for the first time in 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015, 2:21 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet for its first regular monthly meeting of 2015 to discuss local water management issues on Tuesday 27 January. More >>

Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015 – 2025

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

Investment in existing transport infrastructure is highlighted as essential to avoid going backwards in a new transport plan. More >>

Kaikoura Zone Committee meet for first time in 2015

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:28 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Kaikoura Zone Committee will meet for its first regular monthly meeting of the year on Wednesday, 28 January to discuss local water management issues. More >>

Fish rescued from low-flow rivers

Friday, 16 January 2015, 4:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury are working together to rescue and relocate taonga fish species from the low-flowing Rakahuri/Ashley and Waipara rivers. More >>

 

 

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