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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 >>

November drought report

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury received significant rainfall in November, however after three consecutive winters with very low recharge of groundwater, we expect to see some effects this summer. Click here for the latest Drought Update . More >>

Environment Canterbury warns people to stay out of riverbeds

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

More than 150 landslides have created dams in rivers and streams since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14 November and subsequent aftershocks. More >>

Retrolens website

Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has led, with key partners Waikato Regional Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Hawkes Bay Regional Council, the creation of the Retrolens website ( http://retrolens.nz/ ) – which provides free access to hundreds of thousands ... More >>

Kaikoura harbour grant welcomed by the community

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

Kaikoura District Council welcomes the $5m grant from government to enable work to commence immediately on the remediation of the harbour. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes National Transition Period

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the National Transition Period issued today which will help support recovery efforts following the November 14 earthquake. More >>

Flood risk being reduced through urgent stopbank works

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

Following the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake that caused extensive damage to the river stopbanks in the region, priority sites have been identified and emergency works are well underway to reduce the risk of flooding. More >>

Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully operative

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that the Land & Water Regional Plan would be made fully operative on 1 February 2017. The plan contains rules to improve the quality of water throughout Canterbury. More >>

Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:27 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today reminded farmers that the spread of the invasive pest plant Chilean needle grass (CNG) is a potential problem for all parts of the region. More >>

Emergency legislation welcomed

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 1:46 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Chairman David Bedford has welcomed the emergency legislation proposed by the Government in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14. “This has been a challenging event for the Kaikōura and Hurunui communities ... More >>

Gearing up for wilding control push

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced the way new funding for wilding conifer control would be allocated and administered in the region. More >>

Canterbury farmers urged not to plant contaminated beet seed

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is supporting the call by the Ministry for Primary Industries for farmers to avoid planting leftover seed from any of the six lines of fodder beet seed imported last year and containing the pest weed velvetleaf. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes wallaby control funding

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the recent announcement by the Otago Regional Council that it had allocated $273,000 for a programme targeting reduction of Bennett’s wallaby numbers in the region. More >>

Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere opening captured on film

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Dramatic aerial footage of the recent opening of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere to the sea illustrates the scale and challenge of this important task. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 1:37 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 Saturday 1 October for 14 days. More >>

Te Waihora Co-Governors welcome tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere today welcomed the Government’s recent decisions on tuna (eel) stocks in the lake. Tā Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, said the move by the Government would help protect the ... More >>

Regional Committee welcomes tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Water Regional Committee today welcomed the Government’s decisions to separate management of longfin and shortfin eel (tuna) stocks and to significantly reduce the take of vulnerable longfin. The Regional Committee made a submission on ... More >>

Biodiversity funding in Selwyn Waihora put to good use

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

At its September meeting, the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee heard that nearly every dollar of the $500,000 of funding it allocated to initiatives to protect and enhance the natural environment five years ago had been spent. More >>

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 >>



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