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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 >>

Face Coverings Mandatory On Public Transport From Monday 31 August

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:01 pm | Environment Canterbury

From Monday, all passengers and drivers need to wear face coverings on public transport, while at Alert Level 2 or above. Environment Canterbury senior manager public transport Stewart Gibbon is encouraging everyone to continue showing kindness and patience ... More >>

Collaborative Wilding Pine Operation To Protect Benmore Peninsula

Friday, 21 August 2020, 12:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced that work will begin shortly to remove invasive wilding pine infestations on the Benmore Peninsula. The work is funded by the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme. Environment Canterbury is overseeing the work, ... More >>

Do You Need To Take The Bus During Alert Level 2?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 7:06 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is reminding people that while Canterbury is at Alert Level 2, capacity will be very constrained on the urban public transport network, and at times there will not be enough space for everyone. “Where people have a choice, ... More >>

Public Transport At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 11:17 am | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury moves back to Alert Level 2 from midday today, Wednesday 12 August. Here’s what you need to know when using public transport. Capacity restrictions under Alert Level 2 Regular timetables remain in place, however, Stewart Gibbon, Environment ... More >>

New Chief Executive Appointed

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:22 pm | Environment Canterbury

At an extraordinary meeting of Council on Friday 7 August, our Council approved the appointment of Dr Stefanie Rixecker as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. A familiar face Dr Rixecker is our current Acting Chief Executive and has been the ... More >>

$15.5 Million Boost To Canterbury’s Flood Protection Infrastructure

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury will benefit from $15.5 million in central government funding for flood protection measures, keeping communities safer and boosting the region’s economy. The funding will be put towards six projects, which have a total combined value of ... More >>

Three Waters Reform Package - Canterbury Mayoral Forum

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Canterbury Mayoral Forum welcomes the Government’s announcement yesterday of $100 million across Canterbury councils as the first stage of a Three Waters reform package. The funding is conditional on councils opting into the Government’s reform ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Welcomes Freshwater Policies

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

We have welcomed the gazetting of a new freshwater policy package announced today by the Government. Chair Jenny Hughey said this step was the culmination of a long period of effort put in by the Government and many others. “We will now concentrate ... More >>

Council Pleased With Certainty On Water Bottling From High Court Decision

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 5:26 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is pleased with a High Court decision that it correctly applied the law and did not exceed its jurisdiction in approving Christchurch water-bottling consents. It also welcomes the clarity the decision provides for those concerned ... More >>

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 >>