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New Winter Grazing Guidelines Supporting Best Practice

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:58 am | Environment Canterbury

Measuring the adequacy of winter crop grazing management will be more straightforward thanks to new guidelines for Farm Environment Plan auditors. Our new report, Winter forage crop grazing and wet weather management - guidelines for FEP auditors (PDF ... More >>

A Lower Price For Metrocards

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:46 pm | Environment Canterbury

The price of a Metrocard will be $5, down from $10, from Wednesday 1 July. Until 1 July, you can still pick up a free Metrocard (while stocks last). Transport Portfolio Lead Councillor Phil Clearwater said that as part of the COVID-19 response, Metrocards ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Adopts 2020/21 Annual Plan

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

Council rates balance COVID recovery and environment priorities Today the Environment Canterbury Council formally adopted the 2020/21 Annual Plan and set the rates for the coming year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021). Council will increase its total rates ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Supporting Industry Winter Grazing Initiatives

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 11:16 am | Environment Canterbury

With Canterbury farmers facing a challenging winter, Environment Canterbury is supporting industry initiatives to ensure farmers follow good winter grazing practice and if needed, seek advice as early as possible. “Winter grazing can be a significant ... More >>

Report Released On Landscape Protection In Mackenzie Basin

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 4:19 pm | Environment Canterbury

Yesterday, Environment Canterbury, one of the five government agencies with statutory environmental responsibilities in the Mackenzie Basin, received a copy of the Environmental Defence Society report Te Manahuna – Mackenzie Basin and Landscape Protection. ... More >>

Fare Reintroduction On Public Transport

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 12:40 pm | Environment Canterbury

Fares will be reintroduced on public transport services in Christchurch and Timaru from Monday 15 June 2020. Our senior manager public transport, Stewart Gibbon, said that to encourage contactless payments, Metrocards will be provided free during June. ... More >>

Kaumātua Honoured – Peter Ramsden MNZM

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 2:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today acknowledged the award of a Queen’s Birthday Honour to one of its own among many other notable Cantabrians. Peter Ramsden becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to conservation. He is kaumātua and ... More >>

Freshwater Package Welcomed

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the freshwater package announced today by the Government. Chair Jenny Hughey acknowledged the hard work the Government and many others had put into the package. “Through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy ... More >>

New Approach And The Community Helps Identify Bromley Odour Issues

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:01 pm | Environment Canterbury

A new approach to investigating ongoing problem odours in some parts of Bromley has generated preliminary findings that will help identify sources of problem odours. Environment Canterbury, with the support of the Christchurch City Council and the ... More >>

Black Cat Retains Diamond Harbour Ferry Contract

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 1:46 pm | Environment Canterbury

Black Cat Cruises has been awarded the contract for the Diamond Harbour ferry service for the next 12 years, completing Environment Canterbury’s public transport procurement process. This follows the signing of new contracts for bus services in February 2020 ... More >>

Canterbury Is Taking Action On Climate Change

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:17 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury became the first Council in New Zealand to make a climate emergency declaration a year ago this Saturday (16 May). That declaration formally put climate change at the heart of all the Council does. Environment Canterbury Chair, ... More >>

Timaru Public Transport Under Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Metro will be supporting those returning to work and school under Alert Level 2, with the Timaru Link and Temuka service back to regular timetables and MyWay by Metro operating at full capacity. However, Stewart Gibbon, Environment Canterbury’s senior ... More >>

Public Transport Capacity Restricted Under Alert Level 2

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 3:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Metro will be supporting those returning to work and school under Alert Level 2, with the public transport network back to regular timetables. However, Stewart Gibbon, Environment Canterbury’s senior manager public transport, says that returning to ... More >>

Christchurch’s Public Transport Moves To Saturday Timetables At COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 9:08 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is currently preparing to provide increased public transport services when New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Under Level 3, government advice is that travel is still restricted, and is only allowed for permitted movement ... More >>

Timaru’s Public Transport To Include Timaru Link At COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 9:05 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is preparing to bring the Timaru Link into service alongside the MyWay by Metro on demand service when New Zealand moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Under Level 3, government advice is that travel is still restricted, and is only ... More >>

Christchurch Public Transport Service Exceptions

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

As previously advised, from Thursday 26 March, public transport in Greater Christchurch will run to Sunday timetables. Senior Manager Public Transport Stewart Gibbon said that to support people relying on public transport to reach essential services, Metro ... More >>

Greater Christchurch Public Transport Update

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

New Zealand's Covid-19 alert level has risen to three and the country will go into Level Four full lockdown after Wednesday 25 March. On Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March, our urban buses and ferries will run to the normal weekday timetable. The ... More >>

Maintaining Public Transport Services In The Coming Weeks

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 6:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

Public transport across the country is an essential service that many people rely on. Environment Canterbury, alongside our partners Go Bus, Red Bus, Ritchies and Black Cat, is working hard to keep a safe service running, whilst also looking after ... More >>

Hurunui And Waiau River Regional Plan Change - Decisions Made

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 12:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Our Council has today accepted the recommendations of the Independent Hearing Panel on Plan Change 1 to the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan (HWRRP). The HWRRP is a separate plan from the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan. The Plan ... More >>

Council accelerates move to low emission buses

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:16 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury’s new bus contract procurement process was completed this week with all operator contracts signed. The new contracts will reduce public transport CO2 emissions by 14% within their first year with the introduction of 25 new electric ... More >>