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Environment Canterbury

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Canterbury

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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
News 2:16PM
New liquefaction report will help with the rebuild

CANTERBURY — Environment Canterbury today released a review of liquefaction information for Christchurch and neighbouring districts outside the green and red zones.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Transport 6:57PM
Bus route revisions for the new school year

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Monday, 28 January 2013
Tourism 5:24PM
Multiple cruise ships a record for Akaroa

AKAROA — For the first time four cruise ships are berthed at Akaroa at the one time.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Environment 3:57PM
South Bay set for oil spill exercise

CANTERBURY — Environment Canterbury will be leading an oil spill response exercise at South Bay, Kaikoura, on Tuesday 5 February.

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Friday, 18 January 2013
Transport 4:18PM
Vehicle trusts attract nationwide interest

CANTERBURY — South Canterbury’s highly successful and expanding network of community vehicle trusts is attracting nationwide attention.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Environment 3:04PM
Clean up underway for Timaru oil spill

TIMARU — A boom is in place at Timaru Port to contain the oil spill discovered earlier today.

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Water 3:03PM
Report highlights progress on better water use data

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Monday, 14 January 2013
News 4:49PM
Oil spill in Timaru

TIMARU — Members of the Environment Canterbury oil response team are currently on the scene of an oil spill in Timaru Port.

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Friday, 11 January 2013
News 5:48PM
Canterbury buoys get revamped

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Environment 2:54PM
Painters keen to keep it clean and out of the stream

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Water 5:54PM
Report highlights progress on better water use data

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Flooding 4:48PM
Further flood warnings for South Canterbury

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.

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Flooding 4:47PM
Flood alert as river and lake levels set to rise

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Thursday, 20 December 2012
Council 6:29PM
Environment Canterbury to rebuild on new site

CANTERBURY — 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.

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News 6:26PM
New section of Railtrail open for the holiday season

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012
News 3:53PM
Police and Environment Canterbury work together on summer waterway safety

CANTERBURY — People holidaying in the Waitaki Lakes region will see a combined effort this festive season on water safety.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Council 5:53PM
Regional Policy Statement approved

CANTERBURY — Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had approved a new Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

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Monday, 17 December 2012
Water 3:17PM
Good response to water measuring compliance action

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012
Water 4:37PM
Have your say on urban water management issues

CANTERBURY — The Christchurch - West Melton Zone Committee wants feedback on its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012
News 4:50PM
Upper Waitaki Zone Committee seeking new member

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Transport 2:05PM
Mini bus drives to the rescue

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Monday, 26 November 2012
Environment 2:48PM
Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch

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.

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Friday, 23 November 2012
Transport 3:13PM
Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

CANTERBURY — Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012
Environment 3:01PM
Environment Canterbury condemns interference with rare gulls

CANTERBURY — 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.

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Monday, 5 November 2012
Council 5:50PM
Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee meeting

CANTERBURY — The Orari-Opihi-Pareora (OOP) Zone Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting in Fairlie on Monday, 5 November.

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Friday, 2 November 2012
Environment 10:27PM
Banks Peninsula, Selwyn projects among those receiving biodiversity funding

CANTERBURY — Environment Canterbury announced today that it had recently allocated $112,500 to a range of important biodiversity projects throughout Canterbury.

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Water 10:24PM
Kaikoura water management recommendations endorsed

KAIKOURA — 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.

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Thursday, 1 November 2012
Science 11:49PM
Future environmental science leaders at Environment Canterbury

CANTERBURY — Estelle Arundell, a pupil at Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru, has won Environment Canterbury’s Wrybill Trophy for 2012.

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Water 11:48PM
Ashburton Zone Committee invites locals to discuss water management and limits

ASHBURTON — 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).

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Environment 9:25PM
Commissioners move to encourage new wood-burning technology

CANTERBURY — 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.

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