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New Navigation Safety Bylaw promotes safety and having fun

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today completed the review of its Navigation Safety Bylaw, which aims to improve safety for all water-users in Canterbury. More >>

New Air Plan supports continuing improvement

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan, which aims to help to continue to improve air quality in the region. More >>

Decisions on South Coastal Canterbury plan change

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:37 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of Independent Hearing Commissioners on proposed Plan Change 3 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the South Coastal Canterbury area. More >>

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. More >>

AgFirst farm environment plan template approved

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 4:30 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its approval of an electronic farm environment plan template for AgFirst and FarmIQ under the Land & Water Regional Plan, the fifteenth template it has approved. More >>

Canterbury farmers given the chance to get expert feedback

Monday, 1 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury farmers given the chance to get expert feedback and celebrate sustainable farming Entries are now open for the 2017 Canterbury Region Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). The Awards, which have been running in the region for 15 years, celebrate ... More >>

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal Environment Canterbury today welcomed the Government’s goal for New Zealand to become predator free by 2050. Commissioner Tom Lambie said the regional council is well placed to contribute towards ... More >>

Environment Canterbury cracking down on water-take breaches

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Chief Executive Bill Bayfield says that the organisation is moving towards stricter enforcement measures for water take consent breaches. More >>

Decisions on “Omnibus” plan change

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of the independent Hearing Commissioners on the Omnibus Plan Change, Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes new Wainono funding

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Nick Smith that Te Rūnanga o Waihao would receive more than $500,000 for restoration of Wainono Lagoon in South Canterbury. More >>

Rural burning banned during winter months

Monday, 11 July 2016, 5:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

Having a District Council permit to burn green waste in your rural area doesn’t exclude you from a ban during winter, Environment Canterbury says. More >>

Environment Canterbury Candidate Information Evening

Monday, 11 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

Between September 16 and when voting closes on October 8, Canterbury voters will have the first opportunity since the 2007 elections to vote for representation on Environment Canterbury Regional Council. More >>

Environment Canterbury sets rates

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury sets rates Environment Canterbury today set its rates for the coming year, with a rise of 2.9% on last year’s rates. This is lower than the rates rise signalled in the Council’s Long-Term Plan two years ago of 5.3%. Commissioner ... More >>

Using a Metrocard will save you at least 30 per cent

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is urging people to use Metrocards to make sure they’re getting the cheapest public transport fares possible. More >>

Community members given chance to get involved

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

There is less than two weeks left to apply to be on the Regional Water Management Committee (applications close on 5 July) and make a difference to how our water is managed. More >>

Decisions on Waitaki water allocation plan

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan. More >>

New Zealand first for water management trial

Friday, 3 June 2016, 3:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

New Zealand first for water management trial New Zealand’s first large scale Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) pilot project officially launched in Ashburton today. The Hinds/Heheao MAR Pilot Project is part of a package of water management solutions ... More >>

Wave barrier aims to protect plants at Te Waihora

Monday, 30 May 2016, 2:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

An important step in the restoration of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is currently under way. More >>

Black-billed gull project up for consideration

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:21 am | Environment Canterbury

The Kaikōura Water Zone Committee will consider funding a project aimed at improving the breeding success of the “most threatened gull species in the world” at its meeting on May 25. Immediate Steps funding is sought from the Kaikōura Water Zone ... More >>

Canterbury State of Water Resources April 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:41 pm | Environment Canterbury

April was very dry in most areas in Canterbury, with a number of rain gauges recording less than 25% of their April long term means. Rainfall gauges at Arthurs Pass and Mt Cook recorded approximately 60 % of their annual means. More >>

 

 

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