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  1. Plans, strategies and bylaws

    Our plans, strategies and bylaws provide a framework of work programmes and regulations to help us manage Canterbury's natural and physical resources, setting out what we need to do and how to ensure our region runs as smoothly as it can. Use the drop-down menus below to find what you are looking for.

    Regional integrated planning framework development
    As the first phase in our work towards an integrated planning framework, we are reviewing the Regional Policy Statement with a view to noti…
  2. Māori rock art

    There are rules in place to conserve and manage Māori rock art sites in the Ōrāri Temuka Ōpihi Pareora (OTOP) Zone in South Canterbury

    South Canterbury has one of the highest densities of Māori rock art sites in New Zealand. Māori rock art sites are taonga (treasured/sacred) to mana whenua who actively contribute to their conservation and management; they are also protected under the Pouhere Taonga Act (2014).

    Māori rock art is typically found on limestone outcrops and some farming activities…
  3. Adapting to climate change

    Climate change presents significant opportunities, challenges and risks to Canterbury, and the rest of New Zealand. As the Regional Council, Environment Canterbury's role is to support the region and our communities to better understand and proactively respond to climate change risks and opportunities.

    What is adaptation?

    Climate change adaptation is preparing for the impacts of climate change to protect our people, environment and the economy – you can read more about adaptation to clima…
  4. Participation

    By paying your rates, you’re playing a part in Canterbury’s future. But there are other ways you can contribute to shaping your region. Here’s how:

    Speaking up
    We need to balance the perspectives of all Cantabrians. Hearing from you helps our decision-making in how to manage the land and its natural resources.  You can:

    Comment on a proposal: Your ‘two cents’ is worth a lot. Share it here on our online consultation site.
    Present at a Council meeting: Put your views on the record. Find out how…
  5. Canterbury Good Management Practice story

    Delivering improved farm outcomes

    Farming for Canterbury - 'kai for tomorrow'

    The Canterbury Good Management Practice story brings together a comprehensive nutrient / water quality package that combines robust science, best practice regulation and non-regulatory implementation, together with a farmer-focused solution supported by Government, industry and Ngāi Tahu.

    The Canterbury approach
    Since the Canterbury Water Management Strategy was introduced in 2010, the community has been w…
  6. Regional and Strategic Leadership | Te Hautūtanga ā-Rohe, ā-Rautaki hoki

    We will foster relationships and engage with communities to build a better understanding of our work and increase participation in decision making for the region.  

    There are six work programmes in this portfolio:  

    Tuia partnership
    Engagement and influence
    Leading regional planning, consents and compliance
    Investing for the future
    Data for decision making
    Governance and advisory services.

    Tuia partnership 
    We work in partnership with the 10 Papatipu Rūnanga of Waitaha/Canterbury. Our Tuia pa…
  7. Environmental limits

    Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) goals in this target area relate to the review of environmental flows and catchment load limits, and the implementation of a programme to review existing consents, where needed, to achieve catchment load limits.

    Environmental flows are the quantity, timing and quality of water flows required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the biodiversity, natural character, recreation and cultural values of these environments.

    Catchment load limi…

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