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  • Ashburton Zone Committee
    29 April 2014 Ashburton Zone Committee
    The Ashburton Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday (29 April) to discuss local water management issues.
  • Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway
    24 April 2014 Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway
    Environment Canterbury Performance Audit and Risk Committee today recommended Commissioners approve funding for a study to investigate the feasibility of a short-term passenger rail service on the existing railway line from Rangiora to Christchurch.
  • Silver Fern Farms discharge 
    24 April 2014 Silver Fern Farms discharge
    Due to a network capacity issue Silver Fern Farms discharged fully treated effluent from its Belfast plant into the Waimakariri River just after midnight on Wednesday April 23.
  • Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this winter
    17 April 2014 Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this winter
    Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old.
  • Environment Canterbury advice on water quality rules
    17 April 2014 Environment Canterbury advice on water quality rules
    Environment Canterbury announced today that it would ease the burden on farmers in terms of their obligation to collect data on nitrogen leaching under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan.
  • Environment Canterbury receives planning award
    10 April 2014 Environment Canterbury receives planning award
    Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement of a major award for its work on the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan.
  • Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
    9 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
    7 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
    4 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
    4 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.
  • Hurunui landowners now need to identify nutrient loss figures 
    4 April 2014 Hurunui landowners now need to identify nutrient loss figures
    Landowners in the Hurunui and Waiau river catchments need to know their property’s nutrient loss figures, required under the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan, which became operative in December 2013.

March

  • 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.
  • Ngāi Tahu Farming dairy farm wins Canterbury regional award for water quality
    25 March 2014 Ngāi Tahu Farming dairy farm wins Canterbury regional award for water quality
    Ngai Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Research reports reveal Kaikoura tsunami hazard
    19 March 2014 Research reports reveal Kaikoura tsunami hazard
    Significant coastal inundation as well as flooding in parts of Kaikoura township are likely if a large South American earthquake sets off a tsunami.
  • Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
    18 March 2014 Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
    The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly water management meeting at Tūtehuarewa Marae, Port Levy (Port Levy) on Thursday 20 March.
  • Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to coastal Canterbury
    14 March 2014 Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to coastal Canterbury
    Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is advising people to prepare for possible severe weather this weekend.
  • Ashburton ZIP addendum recommendations for Hinds Catchment limit-setting
    14 March 2014 Ashburton ZIP addendum recommendations for Hinds Catchment limit-setting
    The community recommendations for setting and managing nutrient limits in the Hinds Catchment have been received and endorsed by Environment Canterbury at a council meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
  • Play your part in local water management
    13 March 2014 Play your part in local water management
    The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee is looking for new community members to help address water management challenges in the zone, and deliver the goals of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
  • Focus on older wood burners this winter
    12 March 2014 Focus on older wood burners this winter
    This winter, homeowners with wood burners which are 15 or more years old will be under the spotlight as Environment Canterbury continues its commitment to protecting the community’s health by cleaning up Canterbury air.
  • METRO - WEATHER UPDATE: Thursday 6 March 8:10am
    6 March 2014 METRO - WEATHER UPDATE: Thursday 6 March 8:10am
    Some services continue to be affected by flood waters and damage this morning. The list of bus routes below are the only routes affected please check to see if your route is affected.
  • Please see below for weather affected roads where there will be no bus services available.
    5 March 2014 METRO - WEATHER UPDATE: Wednesday 5 March 11:45am
    Please see below for weather affected roads where there will be no bus services available.
  • 5 March 2014 Collaboration around water the Ngāi Tahu way
    Tā Mark Solomon shared the Ngāi Tahu perspective on water, highlighting the value of collaboration, at a March 2014 gathering hosted by Timaru Mayor Damon Odey at the invitation of the Orari-Opihi-Pareora zone committee.
  • Metro weather update
    5 March 2014 Metro - Weather update
    The only buses cancelled this morning are the replacement buses from Diamond Harbour and there will be no buses between Lyttelton and Rapaki.
  • Plea for patience when travelling by bus
    4 March 2014 Plea for patience when travelling by bus
    Rapidly changing road detours and extensive road repairs are proving challenging for bus drivers on many routes around the city.
  • Wairewa / Lake Forsyth show signs of improvement
    3 March 2014 Wairewa / Lake Forsyth show signs of improvement
    Environment Canterbury monitoring has shown macrophytes (aquatic plants) have flowered in Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth) for the first time in many years.

February

January

  • Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee Meeting
    31 January 2014 Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee Meeting
    The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will meet in Timaru on Monday 3 February for its first monthly meeting of the year to address water management issues in the zone.
  • Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
    31 January 2014 Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
    The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (3 February) for its first monthly meeting of 2014 to address local water management issues.
  • Logging work closes public access to small part of Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park
    31 January 2014 Logging work closes public access to small part of Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park
    On 3 February harvesting work will commence at a forestry block at the north end of the East Belt beside the Ashley River, at the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.
  • Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting
    30 January 2014 Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting
    At Tuesday’s meeting the committee will welcome its new members and refresh everyone on the CWMS, and how the committee’s proposed water management solution package for Selwyn - Waihora catchment will deliver its goals.
  • On the ground action key to improving local waterways
    28 January 2014 On the ground action key to improving local waterways
    The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will meet for its first monthly water management meeting for 2014 on Wednesday (29 January).
  • Report highlights progress on better water use data
    27 January 2014 Report highlights progress on better water use data
    Environment Canterbury has released the Canterbury Region Water Use Report (2012/13) which compares the consented and actual amounts of fresh water used in Canterbury for the year ended 30 June 2013.
  • Community members invited to play a part in local water management
    24 January 2014 Community members invited to play a part in local water management
    The Christchurch – West Melton Zone Committee is looking for new community members to help address water management challenges in the zone, and deliver the goals of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
  • Environment Canterbury supporting environmental guardians
    23 January 2014 Environment Canterbury supporting environmental guardians
    Late last year members of the Kaitiaki /Guardians of Fork/Hakatere Stream met the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Upper Waitaki Zone Committee to discuss ideas for action in and around Hakatere/ Fork Stream.
  • Land & Water Regional Plan decisions notified
    17 January 2014 Land & Water Regional Plan decisions notified
    Environment Canterbury announced today that it will notify council’s decisions on submissions to the Land & Water Regional Plan on 18 January. The plan contains new rules to improve the quality of water throughout Canterbury.

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