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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 >>

OTOP Zone Committee to consider drinking water quality

Friday, 4 March 2016, 1:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Orari–Temuka-Opihi–Pareora Zone Committee will hear about key issues facing the supply and quality of drinking water in the OTOP Zone at their meeting on March 7. Timaru District Council Water Services Operations Engineer Judy Blackmore will ... More >>

Funding for inaka (whitebait) spawning to be considered

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:46 am | Environment Canterbury

Funding for inaka (whitebait) spawning and urban forest to be considered The Christchurch West Melton zone committee will consider funding five new projects at its first meeting on February 25. EOS Ecology Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and University of Canterbury ... More >>

Funding for Lyell Creek restoration projects discussed

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Kaikōura Zone Water Management Committee will consider funding three new biodiversity projects at its meeting on February 24. More >>

Integrated water quality monitoring project begins

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 10:12 am | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will hear about progress made towards the proposed framework at its first meeting on February 19. More >>

Committee to hear ECan’s recommendations on plan change

Monday, 15 February 2016, 12:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Banks Peninsula Zone Committee to hear ECan’s recommendations on Lake Forsyth/Wairewa plan change Environment Canterbury staff will present their recommendations on proposed changes to the Lake Forsyth/Wairewa section of the Land and Water Regional Plan to ... More >>

Integrated water quality monitoring project begins

Monday, 15 February 2016, 11:12 am | Environment Canterbury

The Lower Waitaki- South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will hear about progress made towards the proposed framework at its first meeting on February 17. More >>

Pest management - community meetings are on

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today encouraged all farmers and the wider community to participate in the first step of a comprehensive review of the current Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan by attending community meetings. The Regional Council released a ... More >>

Decisions on Hinds water plan

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:36 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on the Hinds Plan Change, proposed Plan Change 2 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

 

 

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