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  • 27 January 2016 Taskforce-resilient species offer options
    Traditional hill country ryegrasses may not be suitable for over-sowing into pastures sprayed with Taskforce herbicide targeting invasive weeds Chilean needle grass and nassella tussock.
  • 27 January 2016 Adviser shares Chilean needle grass lessons
    Marlborough District Council biosecurity coordinator Jono Underwood says timely application of Taskforce herbicide will kill Chilean needle grass with minimal damage to pasture.
  • 27 January 2016 Farmer finds Chilean needle grass at West Melton
    The discovery of a small area of Chilean needle grass by a West Melton farmer in December highlights the importance of being able to identify this plant pest.
  • Focus on Waimangarara River restoration at Kaikōura Water Management Zone Committee meeting
    26 January 2016 Focus on Waimangarara River restoration at Kaikōura Water Management Zone Committee meeting
    The Kaikōura Water Management Zone Committee will consider providing Immediate Steps funding to help restoration work at Waimangarara River at its first meeting of the year this Wednesday (27 January).
  • Ashburton Zone Water Management Committee focuses on proposed land-use rules
    26 January 2016 Ashburton Zone Water Management Committee focuses on proposed land-use rules
    The Ashburton Water Management Zone Committee will meet for the first time this year on Tuesday 26 January to discuss how new land-use rules will affect local land-users.
  • Environment Canterbury welcomes Minister’s drought announcement
    22 January 2016 Environment Canterbury welcomes Minister’s drought announcement
    Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, that the medium-scale adverse event announced last year would be extended.
  • Health warning at Whitecliffs Domain lifted
    22 January 2016 Health warning at Whitecliffs Domain lifted
    Health warning at Whitecliffs Domain lifted The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued on December 3, 2015, for the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain.
  • 21 January 2016 Dry season FAQ
    Updated 21 January 2016 The “medium-scale adverse event” has been extended - what does that mean? The medium-scale adverse event announced last year was extended by the Minister for Primary Industries on January 20, a move welcomed by Environment Canterbury.
  • 12 January 2016 Dry season FAQ
    How dry is it this summer? It is extremely dry. Areas of North Canterbury have had less than half their average rainfall for 2015.
  • Health warning at Coes Ford lifted
    11 January 2016 Health warning at Coes Ford lifted
    The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued on November 24, 2015 for the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Coes Ford.
  • Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries
    8 January 2016 Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries
    Another Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Thursday 7 January for 14 days.

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