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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 >>

Gearing up for wilding control push

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:48 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced the way new funding for wilding conifer control would be allocated and administered in the region. More >>

Canterbury farmers urged not to plant contaminated beet seed

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is supporting the call by the Ministry for Primary Industries for farmers to avoid planting leftover seed from any of the six lines of fodder beet seed imported last year and containing the pest weed velvetleaf. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes wallaby control funding

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the recent announcement by the Otago Regional Council that it had allocated $273,000 for a programme targeting reduction of Bennett’s wallaby numbers in the region. More >>

Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere opening captured on film

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Dramatic aerial footage of the recent opening of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere to the sea illustrates the scale and challenge of this important task. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 1:37 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 Saturday 1 October for 14 days. More >>

Te Waihora Co-Governors welcome tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere today welcomed the Government’s recent decisions on tuna (eel) stocks in the lake. Tā Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, said the move by the Government would help protect the ... More >>

Regional Committee welcomes tuna decisions

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Water Regional Committee today welcomed the Government’s decisions to separate management of longfin and shortfin eel (tuna) stocks and to significantly reduce the take of vulnerable longfin. The Regional Committee made a submission on ... More >>

Biodiversity funding in Selwyn Waihora put to good use

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

At its September meeting, the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee heard that nearly every dollar of the $500,000 of funding it allocated to initiatives to protect and enhance the natural environment five years ago had been spent. More >>

New Navigation Safety Bylaw promotes safety and having fun

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today completed the review of its Navigation Safety Bylaw, which aims to improve safety for all water-users in Canterbury. More >>

New Air Plan supports continuing improvement

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan, which aims to help to continue to improve air quality in the region. More >>

Decisions on South Coastal Canterbury plan change

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:37 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of Independent Hearing Commissioners on proposed Plan Change 3 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the South Coastal Canterbury area. More >>

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. More >>

AgFirst farm environment plan template approved

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 4:30 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its approval of an electronic farm environment plan template for AgFirst and FarmIQ under the Land & Water Regional Plan, the fifteenth template it has approved. More >>

Canterbury farmers given the chance to get expert feedback

Monday, 1 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury farmers given the chance to get expert feedback and celebrate sustainable farming Entries are now open for the 2017 Canterbury Region Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). The Awards, which have been running in the region for 15 years, celebrate ... More >>

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury supports predator free goal Environment Canterbury today welcomed the Government’s goal for New Zealand to become predator free by 2050. Commissioner Tom Lambie said the regional council is well placed to contribute towards ... More >>

Environment Canterbury cracking down on water-take breaches

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:44 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury Chief Executive Bill Bayfield says that the organisation is moving towards stricter enforcement measures for water take consent breaches. More >>

Decisions on “Omnibus” plan change

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:34 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had accepted the recommendations of the independent Hearing Commissioners on the Omnibus Plan Change, Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes new Wainono funding

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Nick Smith that Te Rūnanga o Waihao would receive more than $500,000 for restoration of Wainono Lagoon in South Canterbury. More >>

 

 

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