Posts Tagged ‘ECan’

31st October 2018
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu supports continued representation on ECan

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu supports Environment Canterbury in its promotion of a local bill to Parliament. The Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill, if passed, would permit Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to appoint up to two members to the Regional Council. “We look forward to the introduction of the bill to the…

6th August 2015
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu welcomes appointment of ECan commissioner

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has welcomed the appointment of Elizabeth Cunningham as Commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan). She has been appointed by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Local Government to replace Donald Couch who resigned as commissioner earlier this year. Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Tā Mark Solomon,…

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Toxic legacy

The winter storms have arrived earlier than expected this season of Matariki for me and my whānau. We have recently been informed that the soil on our property has been found to contain lead at levels well over the residential limit. The only reason we found out was because of the rebuild of our new home, where apparently some bright spark figured out they could be liable for the health and safety of the workers.

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Let’s Clear the Air

Environment Canterbury has launched its ‘Let’s Clear the Air Campaign 2014,’ to address the ongoing problem of winter pollution in Christchurch. The campaign focuses on smoky chimneys and better burning, with a view to encouraging ‘smoke-free fires.’ It includes creating programs to help wood burner users to reduce pollution and encourages the development of ultra-low…

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Ngāi Tahu Farming wins water quality award

Ngāi Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014). The farm – which has 1300 cows on a flat-contoured milking platform – is in its second…

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7th September 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu supports Commissioner governance of ECan

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says the iwi supports the Government’s decision that Commissioners continue their governance of Environment Canterbury. His statement follows an announcement this morning by the Minister of Local Government, David Carter, and Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams. “ECan has a significant role in issues of importance to…

On a national scale

So far, five of the 10 CWMS Zone Committees have produced implementation programmes, with the others expected later this year. Also, the regional committee has produced its plan.

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