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Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. (The Otago Regional Council is a member of the ... More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that its application on behalf of a co-ordinating group (“RCG”) to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease was aiming for a release date of March 2018. More >>

Quarries under closer scrutiny

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:37 pm | Environment Canterbury

A new comprehensive air monitoring programme is being set up in Yaldhurst amid concerns about the health effects of the dust coming from quarries. More >>

Explore your regional parks this Parks Week

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Have you ever explored the Waimakariri River or Ashley Rakahuri Regional Parks? How about the beaches of Northern Pegasus Bay or the shores of Lake Tekapo Regional Park? Parks Week could be your chance to get out and explore our Regional Parks and ... More >>

“Omnibus” plan change to be made operative

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, the “Omnibus” plan change, would be made operative on 11 March 2017. More >>

Be alert for Velvetleaf

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:41 pm | Environment Canterbury

The pest plant velvetleaf should be high on cropping farmers’ minds over the next few months, Environment Canterbury said today. The Ministry for Primary Industries recently sent out an alert to this effect – go to www.mpi.govt.nz/alerts More >>

Application for improved rabbit biocontrol

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it will be seeking permission on behalf of a co-ordinating group to release a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease. More >>

Canterbury State of Water Report

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury received average rainfall in December, however after three consecutive winters with very low recharge of groundwater, we expect: More >>

Farmers reminded of water quality responsibilities

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 4:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today sent a package of information to many Selwyn Waihora farmers reminding them of their responsibility to meet nutrient management limits and to help them find out whether they will need a land use consent to farm this ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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