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Water Shortage Direction renewed: Opihi River & tributaries

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

A second Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – will come into force from Tuesday December 16 for a term of 14 days. More >>

Ashburton Zone Committee appoints two community members

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:58 pm | Environment Canterbury

Craig Fowles has been appointed to the Ashburton Zone Committee as part of a process to ensure a wide range of views are reflected. Craig is a Technical Manager for ANZCO Foods Canterbury where he has a frontline presence in its day to day management of ... More >>

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water quality limits

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:52 am | Environment Canterbury

The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet in Waimate on Wednesday 17 December for its final monthly water management meeting this year. More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee appoints two community members

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Judith Roper-Lindsay has been appointed to the Waimakariri Zone Committee as part of a process to ensure a wide range of views are reflected. Judith has lived and farmed in the Ashley district for more than 30 years and now farms 20 acres. More >>

Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee appoints two community members

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 5:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

James Costello has been appointed to the Hurunui - Waiau Zone Committee as part of a process to ensure a wide range of views are reflected. More >>

Next phase of Lyttelton Port recovery underway

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 4:05 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has confirmed that it has received the information it needs to proceed with developing a recovery plan for Lyttelton Port. More >>

Environment Canterbury receives LPC Port Lyttelton Plan info

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch’s (LPC) extensive consultation for its Port Lyttelton Plan (PLP) is now over. Environment Canterbury (ECan) will now prepare a preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan, using the information LPC has supplied relating ... More >>

Updated modelling confirms previous thoughts on Tsunamis

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:03 pm | Environment Canterbury

Tsunami surges over 2.5 metres high in places could inundate low-lying areas along the Canterbury coastline, particularly river mouths and estuaries, in the event of a large earthquake off the South American coast, latest modelling shows. But the ... More >>

Tis the season for Chilean needle grass

Monday, 8 December 2014, 11:43 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today urged all Cantabrians in rural areas to be on the lookout for the plant pest Chilean needle grass. More >>

Bus users reminded of Monday’s network changes

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:53 am | Environment Canterbury

Metro customers are being asked to ensure they have checked their routes and timetables in advance of the new bus network starting this Monday. The network has been remodelled to improve service reliability and get the city moving. More >>

Ashburton River access – some people never learn

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 10:49 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today expressed outrage at the removal of a structure designed to protect endangered black-billed gulls (tarāpunga) on the Ashburton River/Hakatere. The latest incident, on the weekend of 29 November, closely followed something similar ... More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – will come into force from Monday December 1 for a term of 14 days. More >>

OOP Zone Committee meeting focuses on water quality modeling

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:43 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will meet in Timaru on Monday 1 December for its final monthly water management of the year. The meeting will begin with an update on the installation of water meters in zone and the data gathered to date More >>

River flows low following settled dry weather & low rainfall

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:47 pm | Environment Canterbury

River flows in all Canterbury foothill rivers have been exceptionally low this Spring due to a long period of settled and dry weather starting in August and running into November. More >>

Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:58 am | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Friday 21 November in Twizel. The meeting will begin by giving members of the public a chance to contribute before it goes on to receive an update on the Immediate Steps biodiversity ... More >>

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water limits

Monday, 17 November 2014, 5:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Lower Waitaki – South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet in Kurow for its monthly water management meeting onWednesday, 19 November. More >>

Te Waihora restoration project a New Zealand first

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

When the massive beds of naturally-occurring macrophytes (karepō seed beds) disappeared from Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere in the 1960s, it was a turning point for the quality of the lake’s water. More >>

Honda funds skink habitat at Oxford preschool

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Honda TreeFund is funding an Oxford preschool’s native planting project, aimed at creating a habitat for skinks. More >>

Endangered gulls now more vulnerable

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today expressed disappointment and frustration at the removal of a structure designed to protect endangered black-billed gulls (tarāpunga) on the Ashburton River/Hakatere. More >>

Wetland conservation priority for South Canterbury dairy

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 2:05 pm | Environment Canterbury

South Canterbury farmers Kevin and Karen O’Kane are protecting a native fish close to extinction in Canterbury while converting a dryland sheep and beef farm to dairying. More >>

 

 

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