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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 >>

Changes To Some Metro Timetables Coming 15 February

Monday, 1 February 2021, 11:30 am | Environment Canterbury

Metro passengers will see some timetable and route name changes on Monday 15 February, in the third and final phase of changes for the 2020/2021 period. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2102/8277dad1028be8f0853d.jpeg" width="720" height="320"> Most of the changes being made ... More >>

Free Travel Period Extended For Waimakariri’s New Direct Buses

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:58 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is offering another week of free travel on its new direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch. Transport portfolio lead Councillor Phil Clearwater said that more people are returning to work next week and eager to ... More >>

Funding For Te Waihora Restoration Project Celebrated

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:32 am | Environment Canterbury

Te Taumutu Rūnanga and the Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere have welcomed the recent announcement that their application to the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund for project funding had been successful. <img ... More >>

Boaties Beware Of Submerged Debris In Lake Aviemore

Saturday, 2 January 2021, 4:23 pm | Environment Canterbury

Recreational boaties should be extra careful when returning to the waters of Lake Aviemore, as the recent downpour dislodged large logs and debris from the surrounding hillsides. Environment Canterbury deputy harbourmaster Gary Manch said after heavy ... More >>

Metro Changes Coming From Sunday 29 November

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 3:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

Metro passengers will see some timetable changes and different buses on some routes from the end of this month as new operator contracts begin. New public transport operating contracts, announced in February, come into effect from Sunday 29 November, ... More >>

MyWay Introductory Fares To Cease; Longer Summer Hours Introduced

Monday, 9 November 2020, 1:13 pm | Environment Canterbury

Having offered an introductory $2 adult fare since its launch, Timaru’s MyWay by Metro on-demand public transport service will adjust fares from Monday 23 November. Our public transport community engagement advisor Isabelle Bromham says that the ... More >>

Council Adopts 2019/20 Annual Report

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 4:02 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury adopted the audited Annual Report for the last financial year, 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020, at the Council meeting on 22 October 2020. The Report shows that 82 percent of the Levels of Service targets (results or actions ... More >>

Buses To Run Every 10 Minutes All Day On Route 3

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 2:43 pm | Environment Canterbury

From 29 November, buses on route 3 Airport/Sheffield Crescent to Sumner (the Purple Line) will run every 10 minutes all day on weekdays, and every 15 minutes during weekends. Transport Portfolio Lead Councillor Phil Clearwater said this is an exciting ... More >>

Essential Freshwater Package Implementation Underway

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 1:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

We have started the journey towards implementing the Government’s new freshwater policy package . Our Chair, Jenny Hughey, said the engagement and implementation plan was underway in Canterbury and involved many moving parts. “While much good ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Welcomes LAWA River Water Quality Data

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:31 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the latest river water quality data from Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) . Chair Jenny Hughey said it was important to reflect on the state of all Canterbury rivers and streams, and particularly our iconic braided ... More >>

New Look And Schedules For Metro Buses

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 12:56 pm | Environment Canterbury

Starting with today’s launch of a single livery (exterior design) for all buses, Metro is taking steps to streamline operations for an easier to use network that encourages more public transport patronage. The fleet will carry a distinctive new ... More >>

Hurunui And Waiau River Regional Plan Change To Be Made Operative

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

Our Council has decided to make Plan Change 1 to the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan (HWRRP) operative from 14 September 2020. This is the final step in the Resource Management Act process and gives the plan change full legal weight. The HWRRP is ... More >>