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Mackenzie Basin Agency Alignment review report released

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 3:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today released a report commissioned by the five agencies with statutory responsibility for land and water management in the iconic Mackenzie Basin. More >>

OTOP community roadshow drop in session in Fairlie cancelled

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:08 am | Environment Canterbury

Due to the wet and stormy weather forecast for later today, we have cancelled the evening drop in session of today’s community roadshow in Fairlie (at the Fairlie Golf Club). More >>

Canterbury: Long-Term Plan 2018-28: Draft Consultation

Monday, 12 February 2018, 1:30 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Council papers for the 15 February 2018 meeting are available online . At this meeting, Council will adopt the Consultation Document for public consultation on the Long-Term Plan 2018-28. The Consultation Document isn’t a summary of the Long-Term ... More >>

Roadshow on water management coming to you!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 11:18 am | Environment Canterbury

A family-friendly roadshow around South Canterbury will give people the chance to have their say on future water management – including drinking water, recreation and water use on farms. More >>

New community members join Canterbury water zone committees

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

Fourteen new community members have been appointed, and a further 11 have been reappointed, to Canterbury’s water zone committees to help protect and improve the region’s freshwater. Community memberships are refreshed regularly to ensure a wide range ... More >>

Water quality info for Canterbury

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

A new ‘Can I Swim Here?’ online tool launched today means Canterbury’s residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer. The online tool launched by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) shows the most up-to-date ... More >>

New Chilean needle grass site identified in Waipara

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

A new find of the pest plant Chilean needle grass (CNG) has been confirmed on a property in Waipara, North Canterbury in December. This takes the total number of infestations in the region to 17. More >>

Feedback sought for water management recommendations

Friday, 15 December 2017, 1:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora Water Zone Committee has released its draft set of recommendations for managing water in South Canterbury and is now seeking public feedback. More >>

Farmers asked to report sightings of Saffron Thistle

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:49 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury farmers are encouraged to look out for and report sightings of the yellow flowering thistle, Saffron Thistle ( Carthamus lanatus ) to Environment Canterbury. The Biosecurity team at Environment Canterbury is working with the farming industry ... More >>

Canterbury Drinking Water Reference Group Responds to Report

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:29 am | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Drinking Water Reference Group welcomes the Government Inquiry’s Report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry: Stage 2 and will examine the findings carefully to fully understand the outcomes and recommendations. The Canterbury ... More >>

Trapping programme resumes to protect rare birds

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Trapping programme resumes to protect rare birds Environment Canterbury will resume its trapping programme at the Ashburton River mouth following an internal review focused on safety. The trapping programme provides protection from predators for ... More >>

Steve Lowndes elected as Environment Canterbury Chairperson

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 10:55 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury’s Council today elected Steve Lowndes as Chairperson. Steve, formerly the Deputy Chairman, has been Acting Chairman since 20 July until today. The Deputy Chairman elected today is Peter Scott. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes river awards

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:00 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the announcement that a waterway in the Hurunui-Waiau zone has won the Cawthron Foundation supreme award for the most improved river in New Zealand. More >>

Ashburton irrigators told to mind their spray!

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

With irrigation season underway Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass - not the road. Environment Canterbury Ashburton Zone Manager Janine Holland said nearly 20 complaints have been ... More >>

Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass this summer

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

It’s early in the Chilean needle grass season, but plants are already in full flower across Canterbury. More >>

Calling all change-makers

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:31 pm | Environment Canterbury

That’s the question Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and Lyttelton Port Company have been working together to answer through the Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour Catchment Management Plan. More >>

Farmers reminded to irrigate the grass not the road

Friday, 10 November 2017, 3:22 pm | Environment Canterbury

With irrigation season underway Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass-not the road More >>

The People’s Pumpkin Project

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 9:44 am | Environment Canterbury

This morning, a number of high profile community members from the Canterbury region were invited by Allen Lim, Chair of the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee, and Sam Broughton, Mayor of Selwyn to be a part of ‘The People’s Pumpkin Project’. Environment ... More >>

Canterbury farmers reminded about land use consent

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 11:33 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today sent a package of information to South Coastal Canterbury farmers reminding them of their responsibility to meet water quality limits and help them find out whether they need a land use consent to farm. More >>

Property Search Tool ‘My Property’ Has Moved

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

The property search tool ‘ My Property’, which allows the search of a property address to find its land zone and technical category following the 2010/11 earthquakes, has moved. More >>



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