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Positive national water quality trend released

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:41 am | Environment Canterbury

Following the release of National River Water Quality Trends today, Environment Canterbury acknowledges the effort of water zone committees , Canterbury landowners, businesses, iwi, council staff, and community groups to improve local rivers. More >>

Timaru Port Fire Update

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 2:30 pm | Environment Canterbury

Operations at the Timaru Port will pause for 24 hours while a fire on a fishing ship is fought. The fire on an 80-metre fishing ship remains contained within the vessel. More >>

Timaru Port Fire

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:51 am | Environment Canterbury

PrimePort Acting Chief Executive Nick Donaldson said: “As the fire is contained on the vessel now, the plan is to let it burn out. PrimePort is now also working through options to resume normal operations. We are working with Environment Canterbury ... More >>

Decisions on Regional Pest Management Plan

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3:54 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of a Hearing Panel on the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan. More >>

‘Orbiter’ delegation welcomed at Environment Canterbury

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today, residents and staff from the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Mairehau travelled to Environment Canterbury’s Tuam Street offices to present a petition regarding the Orbiter bus route. They were accompanied by Dr Duncan Webb, MP for Christchurch ... More >>

Visionary plan for Lyttelton Harbour celebrated

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 9:18 am | Environment Canterbury

An aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is being launched today. More >>

Help stop the spread of yellow bristle grass

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 2:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Date: 27 Feb 2018 Environment Canterbury is calling for landowners to help stop the spread of yellow bristle grass, an aggressive annual seeding plant which spreads rapidly through pasture, reducing pasture quality. More >>

Approval to release new rabbit calicivirus strain

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:51 am | Environment Canterbury

27th February Environment Canterbury has received the approvals required for the importation and release of the new rabbit haemorrhagic virus disease strain, RHDV1 K5. Graham Sullivan, Environment Canterbury Regional Leader Biosecurity, said the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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