It looks festive when its red berries are in season but cotoneaster is an invasive pest that spreads easily and crowds out native species.
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Environment Canterbury's Biosecurity team is part of a team trialling an innovative approach to detect the pest plant Chilean needle grass (CNG).
Strict rules are now in place to ensure that farmers measure and manage the effects of their farming on local water quality.
Canterbury farmers are encouraged to look out for and report sightings of the yellow flowering thistle, Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus) to Environment Canterbury.
A scientific investigation into potential groundwater movements under the Waimakariri River predicts a long-term increase in the level of nitrate.
Science Director Stefanie Rixecker discusses the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and its impact on water protection in Canterbury.
Talking about tuna, learning about local water management and enjoying a delicious hāngī were part of a spring day out for Omarama School students.
Environment Canterbury has welcomed the announcement that a waterway in the Hurunui-Waiau zone has won the 2017 Cawthron Foundation supreme award for the most improved river in New Zealand.
South Canterbury farm business people produce food that is consumed across the world and none of this would be possible without water from the Opihi River.
Support and information sessions for farmers to stop the spread of Chilean needle grass.
Some of the world’s rarest birds, like the wrybill, live and breed along the Ashley-Rakahuri River.
A Canterbury coal mine has been fined $10,500 for causing sediment to run into a waterway.