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  • Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
    09 April 2014 Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
    The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly water management meeting at Little River on Tuesday 15 April.
  • Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting
    07 April 2014 Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting
    The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Friday 11 April in Twizel.
  • Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
    04 April 2014 Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
    The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (7 April) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues.
  • Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee Meeting
    04 April 2014 Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee Meeting
    The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will meet in Temuka on Monday 7 April for its regular monthly meeting to address water management issues in the zone.
  • Changes to rates funding for Selwyn bus service proposed
    31 March 2014 Changes to rates funding for Selwyn bus service proposed
    Environment Canterbury proposes to change the way it apportions rates for the Selwyn bus service into Christchurch so that rural properties along the bus route will no longer pay the same rate as urban properties.
  • Liquefaction report for Timaru
    25 March 2014 Liquefaction report for Timaru
    Environment Canterbury today released a review of liquefaction information for Timaru District, indicating that only small amounts of liquefaction may happen in a large earthquake.
  • Metrocard balance checker back in action
    25 March 2014 Metrocard balance checker back in action
    Passengers can once again top up their Metrocards and check their account balance online, after additional extra security measures have been added to the process.
  • Youth Whet appetite for Water Management
    25 March 2014 Youth Whet appetite for Water Management
    Last week 17 Christchurch young people aged between 14 and 27 attended a four-day hui to get involved in local water management.
  • Upper Waitaki Visitor Survey
    25 March 2014 Upper Waitaki / MacKenzie Basin Visitor Survey
    In the past 5 years, have you visited the Upper Waitaki/MacKenzie Basin area shown in the map below?
  • Ashburton Zone Committee meeting
    24 March 2014 Ashburton Zone Committee meeting
    The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday 25 March to discuss local water management issues.
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