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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 >>

Amuri Irrigation environmental strategy gets big tick

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:01 pm | Environment Canterbury

Amuri Irrigation Company’s (AIC) Environmental Management Strategy has been given the big tick by Environment Canterbury – the first farm-level environmental management strategy the regional council has approved under its new Hurunui and Waiau River ... More >>

Health Impact assessment findings to inform Air Plan

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:53 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s Air Plan is being updated for the first time in more than ten years to make sure everything is being done to ensure the community has clean, healthy air to breathe. More >>

Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee Meeting: Nutrient management

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:26 am | Environment Canterbury

The Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee will meet in Waiau on Monday, 20 October, for its monthly water management meeting. The meeting will begin with an update from the Regional Committee before it goes on to consider a weed control project near the ... More >>

Chilean needle grass campaign increases awareness

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 9:42 am | Environment Canterbury

The public should be on high alert for Chilean needle grass this growing season following an extensive winter campaign to educate rural New Zealand. More >>

Community invited to play its part in local water management

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:36 pm | Environment Canterbury

People throughout Canterbury are being invited to express their interest in joining one of the water management committees set up in 2010 and 2011 as part of the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy. Christina Robb, Programme Manager Canterbury ... More >>

Community invited to play its part in local water management

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

People throughout Canterbury are being invited to express their interest in joining one of the water management committees set up in 2010 and 2011 as part of the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy. More >>

Canterbury Weedbuster Awards announced

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:49 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury and the Department of Conservation today announced winners of the biennial Weedbuster Awards. More >>

Hinds/Hekeao Plains the focus of Variation 2

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it would notify Variation 2 of the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan for public submissions on Saturday 27 September 2014. Environment Canterbury Commissioner Peter Skelton says all Cantabrians, and particularly ... More >>

Hanging Rock planting creates bat habitat

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:27 am | Environment Canterbury

A recent grant is helping South Canterbury farmer Alan Cone fast-track restoring a wetland where endangered long-tailed native bats have been found. More >>

No prosecution for fuel spill

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:22 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its decision not to prosecute Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd for the spill from its tank farm at Lyttelton on 5 March 2014. More >>

Waimakariri Zone Committee focuses on local biodiversity

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (1 September) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues. More >>

Canterbury’s dairy compliance: focus on improvement

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s dairy farm consent compliance results for the latest season (2013-14) show no prosecutions were needed while the overall rates of compliance were similar to the previous season. The summary of results is being released to support the annual ... More >>

Waihao Box Reserve ready to reopen to the public

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waihao Box Reserve, which has been closed since mid-February, is due to open again to the public this weekend (August 30). More >>

 

 

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