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Environment Canterbury
Business // Council // Canterbury
Member since: 13 September 2007
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Website www.ecan.govt.nz


This is what we do protect existing good air quality and improve poor air quality protect water quality and quantity reduce adverse effects on the environment of the use, storage and transportation of hazardous substances and disposal of wastes plan a safe, efficient and cost effective regional land transport system plan, fund and co-ordinate a public passenger transport system which is accessible and affordable promote efficient use of energy and encourage energy production from the most efficient and sustainable resources ensure safe use of the region's harbours protect the natural values of the region's coastal environment ensure land occupiers control animal and plant pests encourage good management practices to protect soil quality and prevent loss through induced erosion, and to safeguard landscape, ecology and heritage values ensure communities are prepared for civil defence emergencies avoid or lessen the consequences to people of natural hazards




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Friday, 1 February 2013
2:16PM
New liquefaction report will help with the rebuild Environment Canterbury today released a review of liquefaction information for Christchurch and neighbouring districts outside the green and red zones. 147 views

Wednesday, 30 January 2013
6:57PM
Bus route revisions for the new school year As the start of the school year looms, so too does the congestion on our roads as parents pick-up and drop-off their children. 298 views

Monday, 28 January 2013
5:24PM
Multiple cruise ships a record for Akaroa For the first time four cruise ships are berthed at Akaroa at the one time. 209 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
3:57PM
South Bay set for oil spill exercise Environment Canterbury will be leading an oil spill response exercise at South Bay, Kaikoura, on Tuesday 5 February. 390 views

Friday, 18 January 2013
4:18PM
Vehicle trusts attract nationwide interest South Canterbury’s highly successful and expanding network of community vehicle trusts is attracting nationwide attention. 643 views

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
3:04PM
Clean up underway for Timaru oil spill A boom is in place at Timaru Port to contain the oil spill discovered earlier today. 434 views

3:03PM
Report highlights progress on better water use data Environment Canterbury has released the Canterbury Water Use Report (2011/12) which analyses the consented and actual amounts of fresh water used in Canterbury for the year ended June 30, 2012. 293 views

Monday, 14 January 2013
4:49PM
Oil spill in Timaru Members of the Environment Canterbury oil response team are currently on the scene of an oil spill in Timaru Port. 312 views

Friday, 11 January 2013
5:48PM
Canterbury buoys get revamped Environment Canterbury’s Recreational Boating Officer Evan Walker spent four days in December maintaining the navigation buoys around the Canterbury region in readiness for the summer boating season. 181 views

2:54PM
Painters keen to keep it clean and out of the stream With summer here and DIY jobs underway Environment Canterbury is reminding home handy-people around Christchurch to do the right thing when they clean paintbrushes to avoid polluting local streams and rivers. 216 views

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
5:54PM
Report highlights progress on better water use data Environment Canterbury has released the Canterbury Water Use Report (2011/12) which analyses the consented and actual amounts of fresh water used in Canterbury for the year ended June 30, 2012. 288 views

Tuesday, 8 January 2013
4:48PM
Further flood warnings for South Canterbury A forecast for more rain in the Upper Waitaki and other alpine river catchments is prompting Environment Canterbury to once again warn people of the dangers of rising levels in the South Canterbury rivers and lakes. 466 views

4:47PM
Flood alert as river and lake levels set to rise Severe weather warnings for the Southern Alps has prompted Environment Canterbury to warn holidaymakers and locals to keep a close watch on river and lake levels. 277 views

Thursday, 20 December 2012
6:29PM
Environment Canterbury to rebuild on new site Environment Canterbury has reached agreement in principle with the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) to rebuild their Christchurch office within the “south frame” highlighted in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. 174 views

6:26PM
New section of Railtrail open for the holiday season Construction of 4 km Ahuriri section of the Christchurch-Little River Railtrail is now complete and ready for the public to use over the summer holiday period. 140 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
3:53PM
Police and Environment Canterbury work together on summer waterway safety People holidaying in the Waitaki Lakes region will see a combined effort this festive season on water safety. 144 views

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
5:53PM
Regional Policy Statement approved Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had approved a new Canterbury Regional Policy Statement. 194 views

Monday, 17 December 2012
3:17PM
Good response to water measuring compliance action Environment Canterbury is working with water consent holders – with takes of 20 litres per second and more – to ensure compliance with the National Regulations to install a water measuring system. 299 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
4:37PM
Have your say on urban water management issues The Christchurch - West Melton Zone Committee wants feedback on its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management. 141 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
4:50PM
Upper Waitaki Zone Committee seeking new member The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is looking to appoint a new member in early 2013 to add extra local knowledge to help with it water management decisions. 189 views

Thursday, 29 November 2012
2:05PM
Mini bus drives to the rescue A new dial-a-ride mini-bus service will soon come into operation between Rangiora and Woodend, taking over from the Metro service when it is discontinued. 157 views

Monday, 26 November 2012
2:48PM
Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch Environment Canterbury has received a direction from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, to develop a Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. 175 views

Friday, 23 November 2012
3:13PM
Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit. 130 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
3:01PM
Environment Canterbury condemns interference with rare gulls Environment Canterbury today expressed its deep disappointment with reports of endangered black-billed gulls on the Ashburton River allegedly being interfered with by members of the public. 131 views

Monday, 5 November 2012
5:50PM
Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee meeting The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting in Fairlie on Monday, 5 November. 138 views

Friday, 2 November 2012
10:27PM
Banks Peninsula, Selwyn projects among those receiving biodiversity funding Environment Canterbury announced today that it had recently allocated $112,500 to a range of important biodiversity projects throughout Canterbury. 139 views

10:24PM
Kaikoura water management recommendations endorsed The Kaikoura Zone Implementation Programme – part of the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy – has been received by the Environment Canterbury Council at its meeting on Thursday November 1. 249 views

Thursday, 1 November 2012
11:49PM
Future environmental science leaders at Environment Canterbury Estelle Arundell, a pupil at Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru, has won Environment Canterbury’s Wrybill Trophy for 2012. 192 views

11:48PM
Ashburton Zone Committee invites locals to discuss water management and limits Two meetings are being held on November 6 for Ashburton district residents to hear more about how water management limits will be set for the area between the Ashburton and Rangitata rivers, as part of the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS). 208 views

9:25PM
Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology Environment Canterbury is moving to encourage the development of ultra-low emission wood burners to make them available as people start to rebuild their homes in Canterbury. 193 views



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