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Thousands Of Plants Improve Burgess Stream

Monday, 27 September 2021, 3:19 pm | Real Communications

Over half of the 4500 native plants for a biodiversity project at Burgess Stream near Eyreton are in the ground with planting expected to be completed by November. The initiative is a joint project between Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL), Environment ... More >>

Soil Conservation Project Benefits Environment And Community

Monday, 27 September 2021, 3:01 pm | Real Communications

Reduced amounts of sediment and phosphorus are entering Hurunui and Kaikōura waterways while closer community connections are being created thanks to a four-year, $4.1 million Soil Conservation and Revegetation (SCAR) project funded by Environment Canterbury, ... More >>

Perfect blend for property and design business

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 12:46 pm | Real Communications

Combining her love for interior design and real estate into a successful business model has enabled Kaiapoi-based Karen Bailey to focus on providing a complete service for her clients Kaiapoi-based real estate agent and interior designer Karen Bailey ... More >>

Celebrating A Decade Of Biodiversity Improvements

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 3:55 pm | Real Communications

Members of the Hurunui Waiau Uwha Zone Committee (HWUZC) view biodiversity gains made at Smothering Gully a decade after the environmental improvement project began. The Hurunui Waiau Uwha Zone Committee (HWUZC) recently visited a landmark restoration ... More >>

Freshwater Catchment Group Brings The Community Together

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 3:54 pm | Real Communications

Sefton Saltwater Creek Catchment Group members learned about environmental regulations for plantation forests during a recent visit to Ashley Forest hosted by Rayonier Matariki Forests. Establishing a collective voice and providing an opportunity for ... More >>

Constructed Wetlands Could Reduce Nitrate Levels

Monday, 16 August 2021, 6:48 pm | Real Communications

Green Cay Nature Centre and Wetland in Boyton Beach, Florida is a 100-acre integrated constructed wetland created on former farmland in 1999 Wetland scientist Michelle McKeown hopes to create a pilot project in Waimakariri to test the benefits of integrated ... More >>

Biodiversity Projects Gain Traction

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 5:26 am | Real Communications

A series of biodiversity projects has improved awareness of the special values of streams and rivers throughout WIL’s catchment area. Biodiversity project lead Dan Cameron says knowledge and understanding of the land and water contained within WIL’s ... More >>

Collaboration Key For Environmental Change

Monday, 2 August 2021, 8:04 pm | Real Communications

Former Waimakariri Water Zone Committee chair Dave Ashby and former deputy chair Cam Henderson consider teamwork and community participation as vital for improving local waterways . Reflecting on over decade of joint service to the Waimakariri Water ... More >>

Co-innovation Project Advances Irrigation Practices

Monday, 2 August 2021, 8:00 pm | Real Communications

Fernside dairy farmer Julie Bradshaw discussing an irrigation pilot project with NIWA hydrologist Dr MS Srinivasan next to a weather station on her farm. (credit – David Allen) A five-year collaborative project involving NIWA and a pilot group ... More >>

Collaboration Key For Environmental Change

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:22 am | Real Communications

Reflecting on over decade of joint service to the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee, former chair Dave Ashby and deputy chair Cam Henderson view the collaborative approach adopted during the process that led to the Waimakariri part of proposed Plan Change ... More >>

Oxford Wetland To Be Protected

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 2:55 pm | Real Communications

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of $23,600 to restore approximately two hectares of remnant podocarp forest, wetland and a stream located near Oxford. A section of remnant podocorp forest which will be restored ... More >>

Keen To Improve Waimakariri’s Biodiversity?

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 5:22 pm | Real Communications

Silverstream Reserve planting day The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group is seeking trustees for an independent community-based Biodiversity Trust that will work collaboratively to improve the local environment. Biodiversity ... More >>

Mount Lawry Beech Forest To Be Protected

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:44 pm | Real Communications

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of $50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust ... More >>

Small Steps Boost Biodiversity Vision

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:41 pm | Real Communications

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its ... More >>

Restoring Our Fragile Freshwater Systems

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:37 pm | Real Communications

When I started writing this piece, I was sitting in my Kaiapoi office on a sweltering 30-degree summer’s day, and I could hear faint “plops” as youngsters pulled "phat manus" and "bombs" off the bridge into the Kaiapoi River as generations before ... More >>

Small Steps Boost Biodiversity Vision

Friday, 12 February 2021, 10:52 am | Real Communications

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its ... More >>

Bespoke Estate Management Venture Eases Stress

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 2:54 pm | Real Communications

A new venture which eases the stress of dealing with family members’ household contents by providing practical support, systems and solutions received a kickstart during lockdown. More >>

Lockdown Sparks Expansion Opportunities For Eco Educate

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 4:11 pm | Real Communications

  Eco Educate owner Lesley Ottey has transformed her garage into an online classroom to deliver environmental education to students across the globe After cancelling of her all upcoming school environmental workshops due to Covid-19, Lesley Ottey ... More >>

Mindful Social Enterprise Adopts New Model

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:07 am | Real Communications

Kate Brandram-Adams of Mindfulness North Canterbury transformed her community-focused service from a part-time venture to a full-time passion during lockdown by adopting a new circular funding model based on permaculture. More >>

Wellbeing Festival Comes To Fruition

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:37 am | Real Communications

Amid the uncertainty of lockdown, Hanmer-based Olivia Reid of Pulse Yoga, decided the best course of action was to set a date for a wellbeing festival which she had been considering for at least a year. “About a year ago I went to a convention ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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