The Zone Committee has approved $73,000 – over three years – of Immediate Steps funding towards pest weed control in the Dobson and lower Hopkins Valleys.
News & events
Debbie Eddington, Youth Engagement & Education Advisor had the chance to visit the Chatham Islands in a youth engagement and education capacity.
Four meetings throughout Canterbury have helped to spread the word about the proposed Biosecurity Advisory Groups and encourage community members to join.
The partners of the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan have signed a new memorandum of understanding
The culmination of years of work marked the successful construction of a ground-breaking Canterbury mudfish (kōwaro) protection project.
Biosecurity Advisory Groups will be established to assist in effectively managing plant and animal pests across the region.
With help of the conservation dog, Wink, local authorities have recently sniffed out and removed patches of the pest plant spartina from Canterbury waterways.
There is much community interest in southern black-backed gull culls, why they are done and whether they are safe.
Remember to ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ when moving from one waterway to another, anywhere in New Zealand.
Controlled application of the herbicide Haloxyfop-R is being undertaken 20-29 March around the Avon/Heathcote Estuary and McCormacks Bay to control Spartina.
The past summer has seen black-backed gull control on several braided rivers throughout the region in an effort to protect several endangered bird species.
Implementation of a non-native predatory fish barrier at Haldon Pasture to protect the endangered Canterbury Mudfish (kōwaro) is underway.