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Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee youth event a first

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

In a first for Canterbury – and possibly New Zealand – local school students were invited to participate fully in the proceedings of a water zone committee. More >>

Co-Governors welcome Te Waihora planting programme

Monday, 5 November 2018, 5:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Selwyn District Council and Christchurch City Council) have welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister of Conservation, Hon Eugenie Sage, that 68,000 ... More >>

Simons Pass consents lead to stricter environmental controls

Monday, 5 November 2018, 4:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Consents from Environment Canterbury and the Mackenzie District Council are now in place for Simons Pass Station to begin irrigating a portion of its land on either side of State Highway 8 in the Mackenzie Basin. More >>

Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:34 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is promoting a Local Bill to Parliament which, if passed, would ensure continuing mana whenua representation on the Council beyond next year’s election. Local authorities can promote bills to Parliament, sponsored by a local ... More >>

Take your own picnic and leave the stunning view

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee is encouraging people to pack their own picnics to reduce food and drink rubbish when visiting popular recreational spots this summer. More >>

Updated bus routes in place from October 29

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 12:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Earlier this year, Environment Canterbury consulted on proposed changes for public transport as part of its Long-Term Plan 2018-28, to help address a financial shortfall in the public transport network. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Monday, 15 October 2018, 4:55 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 Tuesday 16 October for 14 days. The Direction requires Opuha Water Limited to maintain a minimum flow of 7 cubic ... More >>

Thousands engage with new public transport plan

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:13 pm | Environment Canterbury

With less than a week to go, thousands of people have engaged with the ideas in the Regional Public Transport Plan. More >>

Taking action to improve water quality

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:28 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is welcoming today’s Government announcement that it is taking steps to improve the state of our lakes and rivers. More >>

Warmer, healthier homes a step closer

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:48 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury homeowners can now get a $6000 rates advance to pay for home heating, insulation and ventilation improvements. More >>

Community asked for feedback on Waimakariri water

Monday, 17 September 2018, 5:21 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is seeking community feedback on draft recommendations for addressing challenges for freshwater management in the zone. More >>

Free buses kick off new public transport plan consultation

Monday, 17 September 2018, 10:32 am | Environment Canterbury

Public consultation opens today on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan, and Environment Canterbury has announced that this Saturday, 22 September, travel on its bus network will be free. More >>

A new approach to protect urban waterways

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Anyone causing sediment to run into Christchurch’s waterways may soon be subject to an instant fine. More >>

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Friday, 31 August 2018, 4:17 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 September for 14 days. More >>

Trend towards cleaner, healthier air continues

Friday, 31 August 2018, 11:35 am | Environment Canterbury

Six of Canterbury’s eight airsheds have met the government’s health-based guidelines so far this year, compared to four last year. More >>

New approach to emergency management welcomed

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 2:59 pm | Environment Canterbury

Improvements to the way New Zealand prepares and responds to natural disasters will help Canterbury, says Environment Canterbury chair Steve Lowndes. More >>

Co-Governors welcome Department of Conservation

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Selwyn District Council and Christchurch City Council) today announced that the Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai, had joined the co-governance ... More >>

Farmer fined $34,000 for breaching RMA

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

A North Canterbury farmer has been fined $34,000 after illegally clearing riverbed land in the Waiau River. More >>

Public transport en route for significant change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:07 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today, Environment Canterbury approved the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 for public consultation from September 17 for a month. More >>

Hurunui-Waiau plan change under way

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Hurunui-Waiau plan change under way At its meeting yesterday, the Hurunui-Waiau Water Zone Committee unanimously approved an addendum to its Zone Implementation Programme which sets in motion the process to deal with the controversial “10%” ... More >>

 

 

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