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No ECan clearance for drinking water nitrate increase

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury rejects a story in Friday’s Press implying that its receiving of the Waimakariri Zone Implementation Plan clears the way for increased nitrates in Christchurch drinking water – something that by law, ECan cannot allow. More >>

Water recommendations from two zones received

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

As an early Christmas present, the Environment Canterbury Council today received Zone Implementation Programme addenda (ZIPAs) from the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora and Waimakariri water zone committees. More >>

Politics muddying water issues

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Politics are muddying water issues and damaging relationships key to community outcomes, Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes said today. More >>

Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Environment Canterbury Council today resolved to make the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, operative on 1 February 2019. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes PCE report on Oveseer

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 9:51 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the Overseer report released on 12 December by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. “Regional Council Uses of Overseer” was completed by the PCE as an independent investigation of the Overseer model, which ... More >>

Celebrate Christmas with free Metro travel

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is supporting retail in the central city this Christmas by offering free bus rides home on Saturday, December 15. More >>

New monitoring project will help protect Ashburton water

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:45 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ashburton Water Zone Committee is welcoming an increase in the monitoring of land-use practices that can affect community drinking supplies. More >>

Regional Public Transport Plan approved by Joint Committee

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:16 am | Environment Canterbury

The Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee approved the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 at its meeting on Monday December 3, accepting the changes suggested through the hearing committee process, and recommended that Environment ... More >>

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee youth event a first

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

In a first for Canterbury – and possibly New Zealand – local school students were invited to participate fully in the proceedings of a water zone committee. More >>

Co-Governors welcome Te Waihora planting programme

Monday, 5 November 2018, 5:08 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) have welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister of Conservation, Hon Eugenie Sage, that 68,000 ... More >>

Simons Pass consents lead to stricter environmental controls

Monday, 5 November 2018, 4:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Consents from Environment Canterbury and the Mackenzie District Council are now in place for Simons Pass Station to begin irrigating a portion of its land on either side of State Highway 8 in the Mackenzie Basin. More >>

Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:34 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is promoting a Local Bill to Parliament which, if passed, would ensure continuing mana whenua representation on the Council beyond next year’s election. Local authorities can promote bills to Parliament, sponsored by a local ... More >>

Take your own picnic and leave the stunning view

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee is encouraging people to pack their own picnics to reduce food and drink rubbish when visiting popular recreational spots this summer. More >>

Updated bus routes in place from October 29

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Earlier this year, Environment Canterbury consulted on proposed changes for public transport as part of its Long-Term Plan 2018-28, to help address a financial shortfall in the public transport network. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:55 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 Tuesday 16 October for 14 days. The Direction requires Opuha Water Limited to maintain a minimum flow of 7 cubic ... More >>

Thousands engage with new public transport plan

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:13 pm | Environment Canterbury

With less than a week to go, thousands of people have engaged with the ideas in the Regional Public Transport Plan. More >>

Taking action to improve water quality

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:28 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is welcoming today’s Government announcement that it is taking steps to improve the state of our lakes and rivers. More >>

Warmer, healthier homes a step closer

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:48 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury homeowners can now get a $6000 rates advance to pay for home heating, insulation and ventilation improvements. More >>

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 >>



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