The November 14 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have led to numerous landslide dams being formed in North Canterbury and Kaikoura rivers and streams. Information on these landslide dams is available here. As a precaution it is strongly advised to keep away from all riverbeds north of the Waiau River in case there are any sudden releases of water.
Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes AssistanceRead here for information about recovery activity and support
Earthquake river updateNorth Canterbury and Kaikoura landslide dam information
Selwyn River low flowAdrian Meredith, Environment Canterbury Principal Surface Water Quality Scientist, explains why flows in the Selwyn River are currently so low.
Recreational Fresh Water QualityRead about improvements to water quality of some of the popular swimming sites in Canterbury.
New Air Plan supports continuing improvement in Canterbury air qualityRead about the accepted recommendations of the Independent Hearing Commissioners on the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan.
There is now close to $2 million available annually from Environment Canterbury to support biodiversity protection and restoration in the region, as well as an increased and dedicated staffing resource to ensure the most effective use of that money. Most projects will also incorporate an additional contribution from landowner/third parties. Find out more about the funding channels and how to apply for funding