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Water bottling – what’s the story?

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Water bottling – what’s the story?

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council How are water consents transferred when the farm/company they were granted to is sold? Water permits can be transferred to the new owner of a site by providing a written notice of the transfer to the Council. Effectively this is simply a change in the name of the consent holder […]

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Simon’s Pass – What’s the Story?

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Simon’s Pass – What’s the Story?

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Date: 17 Aug 2018 There has been a lot of interest in Simon’s Pass Station in the Mackenzie Basin recently, so we thought we’d clear up a few things. Where is it? Simon’s Pass Station is a high-country farm at the southern end of Lake Pukaki.  It is made up […]

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Dust-up over quarries

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Dust-up over quarries

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council In the middle of a rural suburb in Christchurch, tension between residents and the quarrying industry is coming to a head. There’s been protests, threats of legal action over the quarries and hundreds of people have turned up to community meetings. The driver for this disquiet? Concerns over the dust […]

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Working together to resolve quarry dust issues

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Working together to resolve quarry dust issues

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Update 28. 27/04/2018 Third report on PM10 and PM2.5 We’ve received the third report on PM10 and PM2.5 across the six ambient air quality monitoring sites.  It shows that between 22 February 2018 and 23 March 2018, there were three exceedances of the hourly guideline (150 μg/m3, MfE 2016). The […]

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No serious public health risk from quarries

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on No serious public health risk from quarries

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council What is PM10? Particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter. PM10 is made up of things like smoke from home heating, industry and vehicles, as well as dust and sea salt. What is Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)? Crystalline silica is a natural substance found in rocks, stone, sand and […]

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Empowering tomorrow’s leaders

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Empowering tomorrow’s leaders

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Twenty young people from around the region are now better equipped to influence decisions that affect their lives after a three-day hui at Tuahiwi Marae, that was run by Environment Canterbury’s Youth Engagement team. They learnt how government works in New Zealand, about regional development in Canterbury, climate change, and […]

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Regional Youth Voices Hui 2018

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Regional Youth Voices Hui 2018

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council Through the Youth Engagement function at Environment Canterbury we are inviting young people from across the region to the Regional Youth Voices Hui being held at Tuahiwi Marae 7-9 June 2018. Update 31/05/2018 The application form for the 2018 Regional Youth Voices Hui is now closed. If you have any […]

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Paying tribute to the Avon Ōtākaro Network

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Paying tribute to the Avon Ōtākaro Network

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council This month, I want to pay tribute to the amazing volunteers who so willingly give their time to the Avon Ōtākaro Network.  The network presented to the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee at a recent meeting and it demonstrated the power of a group of committed individuals to achieve amazing […]

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Calling all Hurunui dryland farmers

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Calling all Hurunui dryland farmers

Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council In the Hurunui catchment, water quality is near limits so Environment Canterbury will be expected to have a system in place that helps it understand where nutrients are coming from.  The Hurunui Waiau Rivers Regional Plan currently includes provisions that achieve this – farmers are required to identify average losses […]

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Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 6 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the Wairewa / Lake Forsyth catchment, would be made operative on 1 February 2017. The Plan Change […]

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Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully operative

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully operative

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Land & Water Regional Plan to be fully operative Environment Canterbury announced today that the Land & Water Regional Plan would be made fully operative on 1 February 2017. The plan contains rules to improve the quality of water throughout Canterbury. Controls on […]

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Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Assistance

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Assistance

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Assistance If you’ve got any questions about what you can and can’t do then please call us on 0800 324 636 or e-mail ecinfo@ecan.govt.nz The Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill 2016 The earthquakes have caused significant disruption to rural and farming […]

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Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass Environment Canterbury today reminded farmers that the spread of the invasive pest plant Chilean needle grass (CNG) is a potential problem for all parts of the region. Laurence Smith, Environment Canterbury Principal Resource Management Advisor […]

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Selwyn River low flow

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Selwyn River low flow

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Selwyn River low flow Adrian Meredith, Environment Canterbury Principal Surface Water Quality Scientist, explains why flows in the Selwyn River are currently so low. Dry conditions, particularly the lack of rainfall in the past three winters, is the main reason for the low […]

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Health Warning – Pareora River at SH1

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Health Warning – Pareora River at SH1

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Health Warning – Pareora River at SH1 Monitoring has identified relatively high cover of potentially toxic cyanobacteria algae in the Pareora River near SH1. Community and Public Health have therefore issued a health warning and signage will be erected at those sites, until […]

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Emergency legislation welcomed

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Emergency legislation welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Emergency legislation welcomed Environment Canterbury Chairman David Bedford has welcomed the emergency legislation proposed by the Government in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14. “This has been a challenging event for the Kaikōura and Hurunui communities and we are pleased […]

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Important Information for Kaikoura and Hurunui residents

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Important Information for Kaikoura and Hurunui residents

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Important Information for Kaikoura and Hurunui residents It is often difficult to spot damage to a wastewater system following an earthquake as tanks and soakage lines are buried. However, an unusually bad odour, a low water level in the septic tank, a flooded […]

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Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth health warning lifted

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth health warning lifted

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth health warning lifted Additional Info: Landslide Dam Update – 12:00 pm 28 November 2016 As a result of the current earthquake sequence, there is an ongoing risk of landslides/slips creating dams in the rivers of North Canterbury and Kaikoura. As […]

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Gearing up for wilding control push

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, Regional  /  Comments Off on Gearing up for wilding control push

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: 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. Since the Government announced in June that $16 million would be allocated to a national four-year programme, […]

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North Canterbury earthquake advisory note for farmers

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on North Canterbury earthquake advisory note for farmers

MIL OSI – Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 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. This includes having to dispose of milk or dealing with stock […]

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