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Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this wi

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old. More >>

Environment Canterbury advice on water quality rules

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it would ease the burden on farmers in terms of their obligation to collect data on nitrogen leaching under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. The proposed plan includes rules to regulate use ... More >>

Hurunui landowners now need to identify nutrient loss figure

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:29 am | Environment Canterbury

Landowners in the Hurunui and Waiau river catchments need to know their property’s nutrient loss figures, required under the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan, which became operative in December 2013. More >>

Ngāi Tahu Farming dairy farm wins Canterbury regional award

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Ngai Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014). More >>

Liquefaction report for Timaru released

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today released a review of liquefaction information for Timaru District, indicating that only small amounts of liquefaction may happen in a large earthquake. More >>

Metrocard balance checker back in action

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Passengers can once again top up their Metrocards and check their account balance online, after additional extra security measures have been added to the process. More >>

Youth Whet appetite for Water Management

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Last week 17 Christchurch young people aged between 14 and 27 attended a four-day hui to get involved in local water management. More >>

Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to coastal Canterbury

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:40 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is advising people to prepare for possible severe weather this weekend. Group Controller Neville Reilly says that, based on current information from the MetService, Canterbury may experience heavy ... More >>

Focus on older wood burners this winter

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 12:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

This winter, homeowners with wood burners which are 15 or more years old will be under the spotlight as Environment Canterbury continues its commitment to protecting the community’s health by cleaning up Canterbury air. More >>

Environment Canterbury response to Lyttelton fuel spill

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury response to Lyttelton fuel spill – midday, 7 March 2014 · Environment Canterbury is working with multiple agencies and organisations in response to the fuel leak at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch following the storms ... More >>

METRO - WEATHER UPDATE: Thursday 6 March 8:10am

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:38 am | Environment Canterbury

Some services continue to be affected by flood waters and damage this morning. The list of bus routes below are the only routes affected please check to see if your route is affected. More >>

Metro - Weather Update: Wednesday 5 March 9:15am

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 9:56 am | Environment Canterbury

The only buses cancelled this morning are the replacement buses from Diamond Harbour and there will be no buses between Lyttelton and Rapaki. More >>

Wairewa / Lake Forsyth show signs of improvement

Monday, 3 March 2014, 12:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury monitoring has shown macrophytes (aquatic plants) have flowered in Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth) for the first time in many years. The species which flowered in Wairewa is Myriophyllum triphyllum which is known to have high ... More >>

First sod turned on new Regional Council building

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 2:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Dame Margaret Bazley and Commissioners today hosted a ceremony where the Minister for the Environment Hon. Amy Adams turned the first ground at Environment Canterbury’s new central city office site. More >>

Canterbury Water Kaikoura Zone Committee Meeting

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Kaikoura Zone Committee will meet on Wednesday, 26 February, for its monthly water management public meeting. More >>

Community asked for input on local water issues

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ashburton Zone Committee is hosting a community information day on Tuesday 25 February to talk with people about water quality and quantity in the Hinds Plains Catchment. More >>

Connect with your regional parks during Parks Week

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:14 pm | Environment Canterbury

The third annual Parks Week will take place across New Zealand and Australia from 3 to 9 March to celebrate the important role our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. More >>

Selwyn-Waihora in Variation 1 of Land & Water Regional Plan

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:13 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury will notify Variation 1 of the proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan for consultation on Saturday February 22, 2014. “People in Canterbury can take heart from the way Variation 1 has been shaped through a community-led ... More >>

Buried waste gets demolition company in trouble

Friday, 7 February 2014, 12:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

A company contracted to demolish earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch have pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully discharging contaminates and fined $10,000, as well as being ordered to pay $641 in costs. Lindsay Builders Ltd was contracted by ... More >>

Part of Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park closed due to logging

Friday, 31 January 2014, 2:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

31 January 2014 On 3 February harvesting work will commence at a forestry block at the north end of the East Belt beside the Ashley River, at the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park. This block was devastated by the recent wind storm resulting in trees ... More >>

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