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Smoke-free Burning For A Warmer, Cheaper Winter

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:10 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury’s annual Warmer Cheaper campaign has begun. The campaign reminds Canterbury residents with wood burners to ‘burn smoke-free' by using dry wood, good wood burning techniques, and a modern, well-maintained wood burner.  ... More >>

Getting Ready For The Return Of Cruise Ships To Akaroa

Friday, 6 May 2022, 2:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, ChristchurchNZ, and the Lyttelton Port Company recently briefed the Banks Peninsula Community Board about the likely return of cruise ships to Canterbury waters, explaining what preparations are in ... More >>

New Real-time Information System For Canterbury’s Public Transport

Monday, 2 May 2022, 10:10 am | Environment Canterbury

Late last year Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council successfully launched the new real-time information (RTI) system for the Metro public transport network. The implementation was completed when the Bus Interchange technology was ... More >>

Delays Processing Resource Consent Applications Expected

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:59 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is experiencing delays in processing resource consent applications due mainly to COVID-19 related staffing challenges. Consents Planning Manager Aurora Grant said the consents team is also pausing its pre-application advice service. ... More >>

Urgent Call For $150 Million To Protect New Zealanders From Floods

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 6:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today Environment Canterbury is leading the release of a report from Te Uru Kahika - Regional and Unitary Councils Aotearoa with a clear and urgent message: New Zealanders cannot afford to bear the future burden of increasingly severe and frequent floods ... More >>

Half-price Fares For Public Transport Launch In Canterbury

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:41 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is delighted to announce that half-price fares for Metro’s bus and ferry services in Greater Christchurch and Timaru have come into effect from today, Friday 1 April 2022. This fare reduction follows the Government’s announcement ... More >>

On-demand Public Transport Looks To The Future

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 1:03 pm | Environment Canterbury

Timaru will continue to enjoy the flexibility and accessibility of on-demand public transport until at least mid-2024, having now received funding assurance from Waka Kotahi. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Director Regional Relationships James Caygill ... More >>

Draft Annual Plan 2022/23 Consultation Opens

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 5:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Consultation on Environment Canterbury’s draft Annual Plan/ Mahere ā Tau opens today Wednesday 2 March. The regional council is encouraging people to make submissions on their proposed activities and budget for 2022/23. To find out more and make a ... More >>

2022/23 Rates Required To Face Climate Emergency

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 2:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today Environment Canterbury’s Council approved consultation on their draft Annual Plan for 2022/23. Submissions will be invited during the consultation period from 2 March – 3 April 2022. Chair Jenny Hughey said, "In developing this draft ... More >>

Metro Bus Services Return To Regular Weekday Timetables

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 1:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is pleased to announce that from Monday 31 January, the majority of bus services affected by the driver shortage will return to their normal timetables. This follows a period of eight weeks, where many routes across the network ran to ... More >>

Listed Land Use Register Recognised With Award

Monday, 13 December 2021, 1:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury's innovative online tool for monitoring potentially contaminated land that saves ratepayers money has been recognised by the industry. Our Listed Land Use Register (LLUR) was given an Australasian Land and Groundwater Association ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill Passes First Reading

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

Our effort to reinstate mana whenua voting rights has passed a significant milestone with the local Bill having its first reading in Parliament. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/64d9f669b68a7a4d3862.jpeg" width="720" height="320"> The Canterbury Regional Council ... More >>

Temporary Metro Timetable Changes To Provide Certainty For Customers

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:40 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury is the latest region to be affected by a national bus driver shortage, resulting in the unexpected cancellation of some trips. To minimise the number of cancellations and provide a more reliable service for customers, selected Metro routes ... More >>

Timaru’s On-demand Public Transport Hits 200,000 Ride Milestone

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:56 am | Environment Canterbury

Innovation has paid off in Timaru as the city’s new on-demand public transport service goes from strength to strength. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/8ef4f6733b5c13677282.jpeg" width="720" height="480"> Shorty Thomas with her twins ... More >>

More Protection For Canterbury’s Freshwater And Taonga With Tightened Rules

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

Council has adopted the recommendations of the independent hearing commissioners on Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and Plan Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan. The plan changes build on the operative ... More >>

All Canterbury Public Transport Drivers To Receive The 2021 Living Wage

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 1:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Following Council support for public transport drivers across Canterbury to receive the 2021 Living Wage, we are pleased to announce that we have concluded Living Wage discussions with all contracted public transport operators in Canterbury. Negotiations ... More >>

Sean Poff Named Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Controller

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 9:15 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has a new Group Controller – Sean Poff. Mr Poff is currently the Director of Science, Data & Insights for Ministry for the Environment, based in Wellington. He has previous experience ... More >>

Free Public Transport For COVID-19 Vaccinations

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7:26 am | Environment Canterbury

Metro and the Canterbury District Health Board are working together to help Canterbury get vaccinated. Starting this Saturday for ‘Super Saturday’, anyone can travel for free to and from vaccine clinics. This includes any whānau, caregivers, and ... More >>

Ritchies Public Transport Drivers Receive Living Wage

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 4:09 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury are pleased to have partnered with Ritchies Transport to pay their Christchurch bus drivers the Living Wage. In July this year, Environment Canterbury Council approved the investigation and implementation of a base driver ... More >>

Constructed Wetland Documentary Released

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 3:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

Whakaora Te Ahuriri – A Wetland for Te Waihora has been shown for the first time at the International Wetlands Conference (Intecol). The documentary, funded by Environment Canterbury and the Government’s Freshwater Improvement Fund and produced by the ... More >>