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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 >>

Disruptions To Metro Services On 18 October

Friday, 8 October 2021, 4:51 pm | Environment Canterbury

Approval to support public transport drivers to receive the Living Wage was given by Environment Canterbury Council in July this year. We are working with operators to finalise and agree the amount of funding required, and a process to provide surety ... More >>

Free Public Transport To Your Vaccination Appointment In Canterbury

Friday, 1 October 2021, 12:20 pm | Environment Canterbury

As part of a national campaign, Metro is offering free travel for booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Greater Christchurch and Timaru. Caregivers and dependents can also travel for free, to and from booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments. In ... More >>

Game Changing Public Transport Options For The Community

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 7:08 pm | Environment Canterbury

At the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) meeting today (Thursday 30 September), the Council voted to take to the community a number of potential game-changing options to stimulate the Greater Christchurch public transport system. “We are ... More >>

Metro Canterbury Update For Delta Alert Level 2

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 4:32 pm | Environment Canterbury

Metro public transport resumes usual timetables from the first bus tomorrow morning. However, public transport under Delta Alert Level 2 will look a little different than usual. Under Delta Level 2, our buses can only carry their seated capacity. ... More >>

Canterbury Public Transport To Accept Cash Fares And Top-ups At Alert Level 3

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 6:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

After the Ministry of Health confirmed the risk of transmission is low when using cash, and ensuring operators and drivers are happy to do so, we can confirm that from tomorrow, Wednesday 1 September, at Alert Level 3, Greater Christchurch public ... More >>

Public Transport At Alert Level 3 From Wednesday

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

We were pleased to learn today that Canterbury will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August. Under Level 3, government advice is that travel is still restricted and is only allowed for permitted movement in your local area. To read the full release ... More >>

Avoid outdoor fires in lockdown

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 3:10 pm | Environment Canterbury

Help keep essential staff safe by not lighting outdoor fires during lockdown. We’ve received a large number of calls from people concerned about outdoor fires during Alert Level 4. Even if the fire is under control, the smoke often results in 111 ... More >>

Public Transport At Alert Level 4

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 8:38 pm | Environment Canterbury

8.30pm Tuesday 17 August 2021 As we prepare to enter Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm tonight, Metro customers are advised that public transport will be available for those needing to travel for essential reasons. That is, travelling to work in essential services, ... More >>

Environment Canterbury promotes Local Ngāi Tahu Bill

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 12:14 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is again promoting a Local Bill to Parliament which, if passed, will ensure mana whenua representation on the Council. More >>

Review Of Nutrient Management Modelling Tool Released

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 4:24 pm | Environment Canterbury

The Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Primary Industries have released a review of the nutrient loss modelling tool Overseer , and the Government has responded to this. Environment Canterbury Chief Executive Stefanie Rixecker said Overseer is ... More >>

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 >>