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Enjoy free Metro transport this weekend

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

Join in World Car-Free Day by making the most of free transport on the Metro network this weekend. World Car-Free Day takes place on 22 September each year, and in support of this, Environment Canterbury is offering free public transport across the network ... More >>

Illegal whitebait structures on the increase in local rivers

Monday, 9 September 2019, 3:39 pm | Environment Canterbury

Concrete plinths, wooden platforms and a pellet jetty are amongst the dozens of illegal structures erected in Canterbury’s rivers this whitebaiting season. More >>

Driving support for small rural towns

Friday, 30 August 2019, 11:40 am | Environment Canterbury

A hui of community vehicle trust volunteers met this week at Environment Canterbury to hear that they had jointly donated over 17,300 hours of time. More >>

Timaru on-demand public transport given green light

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 12:58 pm | Environment Canterbury

A trial of on-demand public transport in Timaru will go ahead early in 2020 following today’s confirmation of funding by Environment Canterbury Councillors. More >>

Forest & Bird claim and Canterbury Water Management Strategy

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:50 pm | Environment Canterbury

In May, Forest & Bird challenged the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy process in the context of the Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee’s ongoing discussions on the minimum flow regime. More >>

Not long to go for feedback on proposed plan changes

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has reminded all Cantabrians, and particularly those living in South Canterbury and Waimakariri, that there is now less than a month to lodge submissions to Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and Plan ... More >>

Waimakariri Flood Protection Project set for completion

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:42 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury will be better equipped to deal with a major flood event following the completion of the Waimakariri Flood Protection Project. More >>

Rail freight takes pressure off roads

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:40 pm | Environment Canterbury

A major transport study says rail freight is an economic way to take pressure off South Island roads. It found potential for a $20-$30 million investment in rail projects to save up $12-$18 million annually, when wider costs are considered. More >>

Nitrate challenge being addressed – more action to come

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:09 pm | Environment Canterbury

Contrary to Forest & Bird’s recent claim that Environment Canterbury has been ignoring calls from health and environmental NGOs to address nitrate concentrations, the regional council has been prioritising action on this important challenge for ... More >>

Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora and Waimakariri Plan Changes

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 2:22 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that it would notify Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) and Plan Change 2 to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan, for public submissions on 20 July 2019. More >>

Canterbury mayors committed to the CWMS

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 3:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury mayors have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborative management of the region’s freshwater through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS). More >>

A firmer approach to outdoor burning in Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 3:12 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is reminding residents living in the Christchurch clean air zone that over the cooler months, no outdoor burning is permitted, including on properties over two hectares, except for cooking purposes. More >>

Interested in standing for ECan Council?

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 4:07 pm | Environment Canterbury

Prospective Canterbury Regional Councillors will have a chance to find out what the role is all about at a candidates information evening on 15 July. More >>

Change coming soon for some Metro fares

Monday, 24 June 2019, 3:55 pm | Environment Canterbury

From Monday 22 July, some Metro fares will increase, with the main changes being to the adult cash fare and the child cash and Metrocard fares. More >>

Council rates confirm priorities

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 4:53 pm | Environment Canterbury

Council concluded deliberations on the draft Annual Plan 2019-20 , Fees & Charges Policy, Revenue & Financing Policy, and rates for the coming financial year on 16 May , the same day that it declared a climate emergency. Today the plan and policies ... More >>

Abatement notices issued for Cloud Ocean Water

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:21 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today issued Cloud Ocean Water two abatement notices to stop the discharge of contaminants – wash water and plastic beads – and an infringement notice relating to sediment discharge. More >>

Spartina control programme aims for eradication

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 2:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

With the help of the one-eyed conservation dog, Wink, local authorities have recently sniffed out and removed close to 80 patches of the pest plant spartina from Canterbury waterways. More >>

Environment Canterbury completes deliberations

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 4:35 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury completes deliberations on Annual Plan , policies, and rates More >>

Environment Canterbury declares climate emergency

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 12:18 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today declared a climate emergency, highlighting both the urgent need to address the issue, and the work already being done to help the region respond. More >>

Environmental data improvement key in Environment report

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:11 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the Environment Aotearoa 2019 synthesis report as a significant milestone in the work to understand the state of our natural environment and the effects of climate change across New Zealand. More >>



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