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.
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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.
Some of the world’s rarest birds, like the wrybill, live and breed along the Ashley-Rakahuri River.
The Wallaby geomap is live! This handy tool enables members of the public to report sightings of wallabies (dead or alive) while out in the bush.
Environment Canterbury reminds recreational river users to be vigilant while they are out enjoying the rivers over the spring and summer months.
Access to a recreation area along the Opihi River, near Waipopo, is open again after the completion of Environment Canterbury river erosion control works.
Diamond Harbour ferry passengers will continue to be able to jump straight on to a bus after arriving in Lyttelton.
Karl Russell has gathered food from the Opihi River for as long as he remembers and he knows the importance of protecting our rivers for future generations.
A cultural land management advisor has been appointed to help farmers near Te Waihora understand and comply with new rules designed to protect mahinga kai.
Long before the Waimakariri River became a source of food for Māori, a water supply for farmers and a recreational hotspot for the half-million people living on its borders, it was quite literally a world…
Access to a popular recreation area along the Opihi River has been closed to allow urgent river works to be undertaken safely.
It’s wet and cold and takes 20 minutes of careful hand-held monitoring each time but measuring water flow in and around the Waitarakao Washdyke Lagoon helps us understand its natural…