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Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change recommendations

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of independent hearing commissioners on the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Future pest management in Canterbury – submissions invited

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury will tomorrow (3 June) notify for public submissions a Proposal to progress development of a new Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan. More >>

Future pest management in Canterbury

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Environment Canterbury Council has resolved to notify for public submissions a Proposal to progress development of a new Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan. More >>

Tool for farmers to measure nitrogen loss rates

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its approval of a tool for farmers to measure the nitrogen loss rates from their properties. “NCheck” has been approved for use across Canterbury, in limited circumstances. Earlier this year it was approved ... More >>

Targeted Civil Defence warnings direct to your cell phone

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 5:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

As of this week, the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and Canterbury councils – from Kaikōura down to Waimate – started using the Red Cross Hazard app, which provides alerts during, and after, emergency situations to help people ... More >>

Celebrate mums and Mother Nature

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 11:56 am | Environment Canterbury

We think all mothers deserve the best treatment, including Mother Nature, so join us on May 13th 2017 to help give her a tidy up. More >>

Good progress has been made to protect braided rivers

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 4:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

Good progress has been made on collaborative efforts to protect Canterbury’s iconic braided rivers. More >>

Waikari deer farming couple win regional water quality award

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 3:07 pm | Environment Canterbury

Waikari deer and sheep farmers Lyndon and Millie Matthews have been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Christchurch on Wednesday (5 April) night. The award judges noted ... More >>

Kaikoura and North Canterbury rivers flood alert

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:21 pm | Environment Canterbury

The rainfall over the last 48hrs is expected to continue throughout the day for parts of Canterbury. No out of river flooding is expected though many rivers will be flowing higher than they have been for the last 12 months. In particular: More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. (The Otago Regional Council is a member of the ... More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. More >>

Quarries under closer scrutiny

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:37 pm | Environment Canterbury

A new comprehensive air monitoring programme is being set up in Yaldhurst amid concerns about the health effects of the dust coming from quarries. More >>

Explore your regional parks this Parks Week

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Have you ever explored the Waimakariri River or Ashley Rakahuri Regional Parks? How about the beaches of Northern Pegasus Bay or the shores of Lake Tekapo Regional Park? Parks Week could be your chance to get out and explore our Regional Parks and ... More >>

“Omnibus” plan change to be made operative

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, the “Omnibus” plan change, would be made operative on 11 March 2017. More >>

Be alert for Velvetleaf

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:41 pm | Environment Canterbury

The pest plant velvetleaf should be high on cropping farmers’ minds over the next few months, Environment Canterbury said today. The Ministry for Primary Industries recently sent out an alert to this effect – go to www.mpi.govt.nz/alerts More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it will be seeking permission on behalf of a co-ordinating group to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease. More >>

Canterbury State of Water Report

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury received average rainfall in December, however after three consecutive winters with very low recharge of groundwater, we expect: More >>

Farmers reminded of water quality responsibilities

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 4:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today sent a package of information to many Selwyn Waihora farmers reminding them of their responsibility to meet nutrient management limits and to help them find out whether they will need a land use consent to farm this ... More >>

Farmers reminded to irrigate the grass not the road

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:56 pm | Environment Canterbury

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

Message from the Harbourmaster’s Office

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:50 am | Environment Canterbury

A vessel over 5m came in towards the boat ramp, where it was observed by one of our enforcement officers, there were 7 persons on board, 6 adults and a baby that appeared to around 6 months old. More >>

 

 

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