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Environment Canterbury sets rates

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury sets rates Environment Canterbury today set its rates for the coming year, with a rise of 2.9% on last year’s rates. This is lower than the rates rise signalled in the Council’s Long-Term Plan two years ago of 5.3%. Commissioner ... More >>

Using a Metrocard will save you at least 30 per cent

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:27 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is urging people to use Metrocards to make sure they’re getting the cheapest public transport fares possible. More >>

Community members given chance to get involved

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

There is less than two weeks left to apply to be on the Regional Water Management Committee (applications close on 5 July) and make a difference to how our water is managed. More >>

Decisions on Waitaki water allocation plan

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan. More >>

New Zealand first for water management trial

Friday, 3 June 2016, 3:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

New Zealand first for water management trial New Zealand’s first large scale Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) pilot project officially launched in Ashburton today. The Hinds/Heheao MAR Pilot Project is part of a package of water management solutions ... More >>

Wave barrier aims to protect plants at Te Waihora

Monday, 30 May 2016, 2:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

An important step in the restoration of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is currently under way. More >>

Black-billed gull project up for consideration

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:21 am | Environment Canterbury

The Kaikōura Water Zone Committee will consider funding a project aimed at improving the breeding success of the “most threatened gull species in the world” at its meeting on May 25. Immediate Steps funding is sought from the Kaikōura Water Zone ... More >>

Canterbury State of Water Resources April 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 1:41 pm | Environment Canterbury

April was very dry in most areas in Canterbury, with a number of rain gauges recording less than 25% of their April long term means. Rainfall gauges at Arthurs Pass and Mt Cook recorded approximately 60 % of their annual means. More >>

Hinds Drains recommendations set to be adopted

Friday, 22 April 2016, 12:15 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ashburton Water Zone Committee is set to adopt community recommendations for improving water management in the Hinds Plains area at its meeting on April 26. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:26 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 Friday 15 April for 14 days. While January rainfall helped raise storage levels in the lake, low rainfall in February ... More >>

Upper Waitaki Water Committee to consider two new projects

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

A multi-award winning charity is seeking feedback and support from the Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee on two proposals in the zone at its meeting on April 15. More >>

Velvetleaf response winding down – threat still live

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 5:09 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Biosecurity Officers have spent the last few weeks searching farms in an effort to locate outbreaks of the pest weed velvetleaf. More >>

Environment Canterbury wins 2016 ALGIM GIS Award

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 12:14 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has been awarded the 2016 ALGIM GIS Project of the Year award for their Matrix of Good Management Farm Portal. Ryan Elley, Software Developer GIS for Environment Canterbury, received this award on behalf of the local authority ... More >>

Geraldine sharemilking couple wins award

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 11:39 am | Environment Canterbury

Geraldine sharemilking couple wins regional water quality award Geraldine sharemilkers Joe and Suz Wyborn have been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Christchurch on Wednesday ... More >>

Christchurch-West Melton Zone water contamination

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 2:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee to learn about faecal contamination in rivers The Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee will have the opportunity to question scientists about the likely origin of contamination in the Avon and Heathcote ... More >>

Volunteers stem wilding spread at Flock Hill

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

Last weekend hundreds of volunteers removed a large number of wilding conifers, one of the worst pest plants, from Flock Hill Station in Canterbury. More >>

Dryland farmers and irrigators to update on GMPs and FEPs

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 3:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

North Canterbury dryland farmers will be presenting the North Canterbury Landcare Manual to the Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee at their meeting on March 21. More >>

Enforcement summaries from 2014-15 zone reports

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 3:58 pm | Environment Canterbury

Kaikōura - 3 abatement notices issued, 2 for discharge of odour, 1 for discharge of contaminants to land. One infringement notice issued for rubbish in a riverbed. More >>

Compliance monitoring annual report released

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 3:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Compliance and monitoring manager Marty Mortiaux said “New Zealanders care about their natural environment and wish to see it protected. They also want those who break the rules to be brought to account.” More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 3:14 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 Friday 11 March for 14 days. More >>



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