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  • 21 November 2016 Gearing up for wilding control push
    Environment Canterbury today announced the way new funding for wilding conifer control would be allocated and administered in the region.
  • 14 November 2016 North Canterbury earthquake advisory note for farmers
    Environment Canterbury is advising farmers affected by the North Canterbury earthquakes to take a pragmatic approach to deal with issues that could have environmental effects.
  • 14 November 2016 Latest Kaikoura Information
    The Kaikoura District Council has declared a local state of emergency following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake this morning.
  • 09 November 2016 Recreational Fresh Water Quality
    We monitor 52 popular swimming sites in Canterbury and the recently published data for 2015/16 shows an improvement in water quality at 12 sites.
  • SMART watering
    02 November 2016 SMART Watering
    Smart Watering
  • 26 October 2016 Drought Update September 2016
    Canterbury river flows and groundwater levels remain lower than average for the end of winter across Canterbury and there has been very little winter and spring groundwater recharge in North Canterbury (north of the Rakaia).
  • Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries
    04 October 2016 Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries
    A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Saturday 1 October for 14 days.
  • Caring for our Urban Waterways
    03 October 2016 Caring for our Urban Waterways
    An update by Arapata Reuben, Chair, Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee
  • Te Waihora Co-Governors welcome tuna decisions
    29 September 2016 Te Waihora Co-Governors welcome tuna decisions
    The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere today welcomed the Government’s recent decisions on tuna (eel) stocks in the lake.
  • Regional Committee welcomes tuna decisions
    27 September 2016 Regional Committee welcomes tuna decisions
    The Canterbury Water Regional Committee today welcomed the Government’s decisions to separate management of longfin and shortfin eel (tuna) stocks and to significantly reduce the take of vulnerable longfin.
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