Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:55

Freshwater plan a killer blow

A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 October 2019 08:55

A resource not a pest

A conservation and hunting lobby has criticised a call by Environment Canterbury for more funding to prevent a national plague of wallabies.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:55

Will it be E can or E can’t?

Regional councils won’t be anything more than “unpopular policemen” if the discussion document on freshwater goes the way the Government is proposing, says a newly elected Canterbury regional councillor.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 September 2019 08:55

Wallabies threaten to overwhelm

A wallaby invasion helped by humans is tearing up farms and previous plantings, says Environment Canterbury (ECan).

Published in Management

Nitrate levels in Christchurch drinking water are not expected to exceed safe drinking levels in the future, says Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.

Published in Management
Monday, 21 January 2019 11:55

Canty water clean-up well underway

How are Canterbury farmers doing their bit to help the environment? Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes explains.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:55

Canterbury nutrient limits take effect

Environment Canterbury says the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, will take effect on February 1.

Published in General News

A controversial dairy conversion in the Mackenzie Country is now allowed to irrigate, even as Environment Canterbury warns that such intensive farming in the area would not now get approval.

Published in Management
Friday, 26 October 2018 12:55

Training helps identify stressed farmers

An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill. 

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:55

Rabbit killer virus gets go-ahead

Environment Canterbury says the long-awaited nationwide release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus) will go ahead in the next few weeks.

Published in General News
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