Not many people can say they’ve had a bird’s eye view of the Canterbury water situation for almost a decade, but Dr Andy Pearce has seen the good, bad and ugly.
News & events
Farmers have a lot to contend with, much more than the average townie can understand, in dealing with emissions, nutrient leaching and environmental risks.
What’s going on with farming and freshwater in Canterbury? Is water quality, in the form of nitrate pollution, getting better
Endangered native birds, including the wrybill, black-fronted tern and black-billed gull have started to return to the Ashley-Rakahuri River for their breeding
Mark Webb has been working as a field officer for over 20 years and worked alongside the Opuha Dam Company to ensure the Opihi River continues to flow.
Half of Timaru’s water supply, and 9 of 12 water schemes in the district are supplied with water from the Opihi River- a fact not many might know.
They may be challenging to catch but the slippery eels surveyed at Wainono Lagoon this month provide us with valuable information. Read more about the Wainono lagoon eel population.
Most farmers are committed to achieving their increasingly tight environmental requirements. For many, this will involve completing and adhering to a Farm Environment Plan, and applying for a land use...
Dr Tim Davie, Environment Canterbury's chief scientist explains how Canterbury’s groundwater and river systems work, focusing on the Selwyn catchment.
Strict rules are now in place to ensure that farmers measure and manage the effects of their farming on local water quality.
Dr Melissa Robson of Landcare Research outlines the state of water quality in the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment. Learn all about the impact of sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen and bugs.
Ron Pellow (South Island Dairy Development Corp) and David Birkett (arable farmer and chair of the Foundation for Arable Research) on the topic of 'farming within limits".