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Updated Science Supports The Need For Actions To Address Degrading Ashburton/Ō Tū Wharekai Lakes

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 11:12 am | Environment Canterbury

A new scientific report commissioned by Environment Canterbury and the Department of Conservation (DOC) provides further support for the efforts of rūnanga, public agencies and farmers to address declining water quality in the Ashburton high-country ... More >>

Now's Your Chance To Join The Regional Water Management Committee

Monday, 12 July 2021, 4:15 pm | Environment Canterbury

If you are passionate about finding long-term solutions to protect Canterbury's wai, then this is your chance to play your part. Environment Canterbury is currently seeking expressions of interest for up to six community members from across Canterbury/Waitaha ... More >>

Innovative Public Transport Takes Out Technology Award

Monday, 21 June 2021, 3:52 pm | Environment Canterbury

The value of 21st century technology in providing useful new services for the community was demonstrated on Friday night when MyWay by Metro won the Innovation and Technology category at the South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards . South Canterbury Councillor ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Approves On-demand Public Transport After Trial’s Success

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 4:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

Timaru’s MyWay by Metro on-demand public transport has been adopted into Environment Canterbury’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2031, following a successful year-long service trial. The Long-Term Plan was adopted by Council today. The trial resulted in a patronage ... More >>

Priorities And Transformational Change: Environment Canterbury Adopts Long-Term Plan 2021-31

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 4:25 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) has formally adopted the Long-Term Plan 2021-31. The plan sets the course for the Council’s work in the region – the essential priorities, statutory obligations, and transformational ... More >>

Early Help Encouraged For Winter Grazing Issues

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 12:09 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is encouraging farmers to follow good winter grazing management practices and, if needed, seek advice as early as possible this winter. Recent severe weather, including drought and then flooding, means Canterbury farmers are facing ... More >>

Project Tāwhaki A True Win:win For Waitaha

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 9:59 am | Environment Canterbury

Today David Perenara-O’Connell of Kaitōrete Limited and Minister for Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Megan Woods, announced a project to secure the future of one of Waitaha’s iconic landmarks. Environment Canterbury Chair, Jenny Hughey, ... More >>

State Of Local Emergency Declared In Canterbury

Monday, 31 May 2021, 5:52 am | Environment Canterbury

May 30, 2021 The Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has declared a state of local emergency in Canterbury, extending emergency powers across the entire region, as heavy rain continues to cause flooding. Chair of the Joint Committee Lianne ... More >>

Heavy Rains Causing High River Flows

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 4:40 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is monitoring rainfall and river flows across the region, with details available on our website: https://www.ecan.govt.nz/home/flood-warning/ . Rivers manager, Leigh Griffiths, says that teams are continuing to monitor the ... More >>

Climate Projections Underpin Information Campaign

Friday, 28 May 2021, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

The impacts of climate change in Canterbury will be highlighted in a regionwide campaign starting this week. Based on NIWA’s latest climate change projections for the Canterbury region , this new, informative campaign is designed to help communities ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Reminds People To Check Conditions Before Burning Outside

Friday, 21 May 2021, 10:44 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is reminding the community to check the conditions before lighting outdoor burns, as open fire season began yesterday in Canterbury . Southern zone delivery lead, Brian Reeves said “Outdoor burns are permitted activities under ... More >>

Wai We Care: Join Your Local Water Zone Committee

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 11:52 am | Environment Canterbury

Applications are closing soon for those wanting to join their local water zone committee and make a contribution towards the future of Canterbury's precious resource. Nine of Canterbury’s 10 water zone committees are looking for new community members. ... More >>

Wai We Care: Join Your Local Water Zone Committee

Monday, 12 April 2021, 11:45 am | Environment Canterbury

Now is the time to join your local water zone committee and make a contribution towards the future of Canterbury's precious resource. Nine of Canterbury’s 10 water zone committees are looking for new community members, with applications opening ... More >>

Climate Change Editorial

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 4:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

By Councillor Marshall Councillor Environment Canterbury The more we understand societal impact on the environment the greater the apparent need for rules, regulation, and interventions to manage this impact to some form of “acceptable” level, a ... More >>

The Future Of Canterbury Is In Our Hands: Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31 Consultation Open

Monday, 8 March 2021, 12:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) has released the draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31 for community feedback. The Council’s draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31 was made public last week as part of the papers for the 25 February ... More >>

MyWay Trial Extended But Success Dependent On Support

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:03 am | Environment Canterbury

A decision on the future of Timaru’s MyWay by Metro on-demand public transport will be made in June this year as part of the Long-Term Plan process, following an extension of the service trial beyond April 2021 by Environment Canterbury and Waka ... More >>

Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31 Seeks To Accelerate Environmental Progress

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:08 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is seeking to step-change environmental progress through its draft Long-Term Plan, Council Chair Jenny Hughey said today. The Council’s draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31, included in papers for Thursday’s Council meeting ... More >>

Public Transport In Canterbury At Alert Level 1

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 7:03 am | Environment Canterbury

We were all very relieved to hear that we are moving to Alert Level 1 at midnight tonight. If you use public transport, please note that the Prime Minister has advised that face coverings will remain mandatory on public transport and on domestic flights ... More >>

Christchurch And Timaru Public Transport

Monday, 15 February 2021, 6:33 am | Environment Canterbury

Sunday 14 February  As we enter Alert Level 2 at midnight tonight, Metro customers are being advised that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory on public transport, except for dedicated school buses and unless exempt . Face coverings can ... More >>

Celebrating The 25th World Wetlands Day

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

World Wetlands Day is now in its 25th year, marking the day that the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was adopted 50 years ago. Despite this convention, globally – and in New Zealand – 90% of wetlands have been destroyed, and remaining ... More >>