Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Water Zone Committee chair Bruce Murphy reflects on the year that was and talks about challenges along the way.
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Conservation, climate change and challenges are all common themes for Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee. Hear from the Chair as she signs off for 2020.
Environment Canterbury Chair Jenny Hughey has welcomed the Government’s declaration of a climate emergency.
Learning about traditional mahinga kai, in and around our waterways was the theme of a special community meeting and hāngī in Omarama.
Improving water quality at Waitarakao Washdyke Lagoon is the aim of a pollution prevention programme with local industrial businesses.
Climate change, natural habitat loss and species extinctions, increasing pollution in our oceans need to be on top of our priority list.
One project is seeing community, contractors and councils work together to implement new stormwater technologies, aiming to improve stream health in Kaikōura.
New pathways, fencing and tracks around the mouth of the Hakatere/Ashburton River are improving the environment for the many native birds that inhabit the area.
A new Canterbury high-country lakes report analyses the state and trend of water quality in 36 lakes.
Council and working groups focus on deterioration in water clarity of the Opāwaho/Heathcote river and Cashmere stream as part of the five-year compliance plan.
Held at Rāpaki Marae, the Banks Peninsula Water Zone Committee’s October meeting featured presentations from several organisations working with freshwater.
An Ashburton dairy farmer who discharged sediment-laden water into an ecologically significant creek has been fined $35,000.