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Otipua-Saltwater Creek Catchment Group documents 125 species

Friday, 7 February 2020, 1:56 pm | Environment Canterbury

More than 120 species were observed during the inaugural ‘Bioblitz Day’, conducted by the Otipua-Saltwater Creek Catchment Group and guest experts in Timaru’s Otipua Wetland. More >>

New guidance coming on crop burning

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Better guidelines on burning crop residue are being developed, following a number of concerns in the Waimate area. More >>

Boaties warned of submerged logs in Waitaki Lakes

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:02 pm | Environment Canterbury

As a result of recent heavy rainfall, a significant amount of debris is currently floating or submerged in the Waitaki rivers and lakes. More >>

Local knowledge and international expertise for trial

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:00 am | Environment Canterbury

A significant milestone has been achieved as Timaru approaches its 2020 on-demand public transport trial, with the completion of contracts for both the technology provider and the vehicle operator. More >>

Sentencing in Kaputone Creek discharge of ammonia case

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 3:15 pm | Environment Canterbury

Polarcold Stores Limited (which has since changed its name to Emergent Cold Ltd) and Russell Trent (an employee of Polarcold) were today fined a total of $242,350 after pleading guilty to charges of illegally discharging a contaminant, namely ammonia ... More >>

Fishing vessel run aground successfully removed

Monday, 25 November 2019, 12:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

At 9pm on Sunday 24 November, the small commercial fishing vessel boat Ruff-Enuff was successfully removed from the water and placed on the roadside using a digger. About 60 litres of mixed fuels in 20 litre containers were removed from the vessel ... More >>

Crayfish boat run aground near Kaikōura

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 8:54 pm | Environment Canterbury

A small crayfish boat called the Ruff-Enuff has run aground near Goose Bay. The skipper and crew are on shore and safe. More >>

A better way to commute for Waimakariri residents

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:03 pm | Environment Canterbury

Direct commuter buses from Rangiora and Kaiapoi to central Christchurch are proposed for when the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) opens mid next year. More >>

Proposed Plan Change 7 submissions published

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has published submissions on proposed Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Election of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 12:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Christchurch North-East – Ōrei Regional Councillor Jenny Hughey has been elected chair of Environment Canterbury at the inaugural meeting of the new term this morning. South Canterbury – Ōtuhituhi Councillor Peter Scott, deputy chair during the last ... More >>

Report regarding cruise ships in Akaroa Harbour released

Friday, 11 October 2019, 4:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

Further scientific research is required to determine any environmental impact caused by cruise ships operating in Akaroa Harbour, regional harbourmaster Jim Dilley says, following the release of an Environmental Risk Assessment report. More >>

Proposed Plan Change 7 – hundreds of submissions received

Friday, 27 September 2019, 4:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

We have received several hundred submissions period on proposed Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Another successful year for Whakaora Te Waihora

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 11:09 am | Environment Canterbury

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Environment Canterbury, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council and the Department of Conservation) reported the achievements of the last year for the Whakaora Te Waihora ... More >>

Council adopts 2018-19 annual report

Friday, 20 September 2019, 2:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury adopted the audited Annual Report for the last financial year, to June 2019 at the council meeting on 19 September 2019. More >>

Enjoy free Metro transport this weekend

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

Join in World Car-Free Day by making the most of free transport on the Metro network this weekend. World Car-Free Day takes place on 22 September each year, and in support of this, Environment Canterbury is offering free public transport across the network ... More >>

Illegal whitebait structures on the increase in local rivers

Monday, 9 September 2019, 3:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Concrete plinths, wooden platforms and a pellet jetty are amongst the dozens of illegal structures erected in Canterbury’s rivers this whitebaiting season. More >>

Driving support for small rural towns

Friday, 30 August 2019, 11:40 am | Environment Canterbury

A hui of community vehicle trust volunteers met this week at Environment Canterbury to hear that they had jointly donated over 17,300 hours of time. More >>

Timaru on-demand public transport given green light

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 12:58 pm | Environment Canterbury

A trial of on-demand public transport in Timaru will go ahead early in 2020 following today’s confirmation of funding by Environment Canterbury Councillors. More >>

Forest & Bird claim and Canterbury Water Management Strategy

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

In May, Forest & Bird challenged the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy process in the context of the Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee’s ongoing discussions on the minimum flow regime. More >>

Not long to go for feedback on proposed plan changes

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has reminded all Cantabrians, and particularly those living in South Canterbury and Waimakariri, that there is now less than a month to lodge submissions to Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and Plan ... More >>



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