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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 >>

Adoption Of The Draft 2020/21 Annual Plan

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:57 pm | Environment Canterbury

Today the new Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) adopted the draft 2020/21 Annual Plan. This plan will now be made available for the community to have your say on its contents. The 2020/21 year is the third year of the current Long-Term ... More >>

Otipua-Saltwater Creek Catchment Group documents 125 species

Friday, 7 February 2020, 1:56 pm | Environment Canterbury

More than 120 species were observed during the inaugural ‘Bioblitz Day’, conducted by the Otipua-Saltwater Creek Catchment Group and guest experts in Timaru’s Otipua Wetland. More >>

New guidance coming on crop burning

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:13 am | Environment Canterbury

Better guidelines on burning crop residue are being developed, following a number of concerns in the Waimate area. More >>

Boaties warned of submerged logs in Waitaki Lakes

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:02 pm | Environment Canterbury

As a result of recent heavy rainfall, a significant amount of debris is currently floating or submerged in the Waitaki rivers and lakes. More >>

Local knowledge and international expertise for trial

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:00 am | Environment Canterbury

A significant milestone has been achieved as Timaru approaches its 2020 on-demand public transport trial, with the completion of contracts for both the technology provider and the vehicle operator. More >>

Sentencing in Kaputone Creek discharge of ammonia case

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 3:15 pm | Environment Canterbury

Polarcold Stores Limited (which has since changed its name to Emergent Cold Ltd) and Russell Trent (an employee of Polarcold) were today fined a total of $242,350 after pleading guilty to charges of illegally discharging a contaminant, namely ammonia ... More >>

Fishing vessel run aground successfully removed

Monday, 25 November 2019, 12:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

At 9pm on Sunday 24 November, the small commercial fishing vessel boat Ruff-Enuff was successfully removed from the water and placed on the roadside using a digger. About 60 litres of mixed fuels in 20 litre containers were removed from the vessel ... More >>