Water quality in Hinds Plains streams has been given a helping hand thanks to the work of landowners and scientists from the University of Canterbury.
News & events
Competition for real estate on the edge of the Ashburton River mouth is hot at this time of the year.
Nitrate concentrations have reduced in some Hinds Plains waterways due to wetter weather, the Hinds Community Monitoring project has shown.
The Ashburton Water Zone Committee, talks about the zones commitment to improve water quality and how the committee is seeking new members.
Water management decisions should be based on accurate data rather than gut feelings, says the newest member of Ashburton Water Zone Committee Cargill Henderson.
Environment Canterbury announced today that Council had resolved to make the Hinds Plan Change, Plan Change 2 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, operative on 1 June 2018.
When acting Ashburton zone manager Janine Holland describes what the zone team is working on, the answer can be summed up in four words: “big, hairy, audacious goals”.
Region-wide farming campaign, reminding farmers of their responsibility to meet water quality limits and to help them find out whether they will need a consent
The Mt Somers farming community has provided an "eye-opening" look at the work farmers are doing to improve their environment.
Visiting farms in the Mt Somers area, it is clear those who own the farms are passionate about protecting the land from degradation and enhancing it for future.
Environment Canterbury explains its approach to river margin encroachment.
Barrhill farmer Malcolm Cairns says the Farm Environment Plan process provides farmers with practical tools to improve both environmental and economic outcomes.