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|23 July 2010
Water Management Zone Committee meeting
The Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee will consider
its work programme and Immediate Steps biodiversity priorities at
its first ordinary meeting on Monday. The meeting is open to members
of the public...
|23 July 2010
water moratorium announced
The Government has approved a special measure
blocking any water being taken from the Hurunui River for the next
|2 June 2010
Plains Water Decision Released
The hearing panel appointed by Environment Canterbury
and the Selwyn District Council have released their decision on
the resource consents and Notice of Requirement for Central Plains
Water Trust and Central Plains Water Limited.
|11 May 2010
era for Environment Canterbury
After a powhiri and morning tea, the first meeting
of the Canterbury Regional Council Commissioners, as it is being
|11 May 2010
seeks water management committee
People with an interest in water management in
the Waimakariri district are being urged to put their names forward,
or nominate someone else, for the Waimakariri Water Management Zone
Committee which will be formed in July...
|10 May 2010
Waitaki consents - hearing decisions
The latest consent hearing decisions for the
Lower Waitaki River are now online on the Environment Canterbury
|5 May 2010
public meeting of Environment Canterbury Commissioners
At their first public meeting today, Environment
Canterbury's new council, led by chairwoman Dame Margaret Bazley,
and deputy chair David Caygill, opened with a powhiri...
|1 May 2010
dispute boils over
An angry protest greeted Environment Minister
Nick Smith in Christchurch last night before he announced that up
to 11,000 big users of water will be forced to use meters...
| 30 April 2010
of Environment Canterbury commissioners
The Commissioners for Environment Canterbury
take over the governance role on May 1 2010 and their first public
meeting as Commissioners will take place on Wednesday May 5, at
10 am, Council Chamber, 58 Kilmore St, Christchurch.
|13 April 2010
records opposition to removal of democracy legislation
Council records its strong opposition to Act
which has removed regional democracy in Canterbury and recommends
handing Canterbury Water Management Strategy funding back to local
|9 April 2010
Little Stream: A Councils Shame.....
This article by Steve Gerard of the Flyshop
is a heartfelt plea to the local council to improve the way water
is taken for farm use.
|8 April 2010
to Nick Smith from the Water Rights Trust
A letter written by Murray Rogers of the Water
Rights Trust to Environment Minister, the Hon Nick Smith.
|6 April 2010
in one hand; blood-covered knife in other'
Canterbury council chief executives left Environment
Canterbury (ECan) meetings "with a cream cake in one hand and
a blood-covered knife in the other", ousted ECan deputy chairwoman
Jo Kane says
|1 April 2010
approval key milestone in Canterbury Water Management Strategy
The Hurunui-Waiau Zone Water Management Committee
has been formally approved for establishment, and its Terms of Reference
endorsed, by the Environment Canterbury Council.
Monday March 22
– Our Water (COW) is a group of concerned individuals who
wish to act as an umbrella group to bring together all organisations
and individuals from across the spectrum who believe that Canterbury’s
water allocations should be decided by those who are accountable to
the people of Canterbury, not by a government employee.