Posts Tagged ‘Environment Canterbury’

Whakaora Te Waihora staff plant-out

Around sixty volunteers gathered at Ahuriri Lagoon in late May for the first Whakaora Te Waihora staff plant-out for Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Department of Conservation and Te Ara Kākāriki staff. The plant-out was just one part of the greater Whakaora Te Waihora restoration planting programme that aims to restore native vegetation specific to different…

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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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22nd March 2013
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Greater Christchurch Land Use Recovery Plan out for consultation

Environment Canterbury has announced the start of community consultation on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. The plan will guide where residential and commercial developments are best located post-earthquakes – from Rolleston and Lincoln in the south to Rangiora and Pegasus/Woodend in the north, and Christchurch City (excluding the Central City and…

1st March 2013
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Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan

Ngāi Tahu provide guidance for environment and cultural decisions in wider Canterbury Ngāi Tahu rūnanga have created the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan to help guide councils and other agencies decisions about the environment and protection of resources. The plan gives valuable insight to Ngāi Tahu values, issues and aspirations for the recognition, protection and management…

19th February 2013
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Important steps taken in Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury partnership

Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu today announced significant milestones in the partnership between them. Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga and Environment Canterbury recently signed a relationship agreement for the programme known as Tuia to mark a new era of collaboration between the organisations. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon said the signing symbolises how…

7th September 2012
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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…

20th July 2012
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Record fine for illegal discharge into Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

A company found responsible for the illegal discharge of dairy effluent to land on a Springston property in October 2010 has been fined a record $90,000. This penalty is on top of the $20,000 fine and 260 hours’ community service the farm manager received for the same offences late last year. White Gold Ltd held…

Everyone is a winner

Environment Canterbury commissioner David Bedford, who sits on the CWMS Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee, believes the consensus approach has been hugely successful, given committee members’ divergent positions when they came to the table.

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28th June 2012
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Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu invite you to apply for 2012 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards

Have you done something in your community, marae, school or household that will help create a better tomorrow? Shout out about what you have done to promote a more sustainable future by working to nurture the environment or raise awareness about social issues so people can live safer, healthier, happier and more sustainable lives. Here…

26th August 2011
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Whakaora Te Waihora

26 August 2011 The restoration and rejuvenation of the mauri and ecosystem health of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere has been confirmed with the signing of Whakaora Te Waihora on Thursday 25 August 2011- a long-term relationship agreement and shared commitment between Environment Canterbury, Ngāi Tahu and Te Waihora Management Board. The parties have also signed an…