Search results for "Natural Resources Regional Plan"

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  1. Natural character of braided rivers

    With historical use and development, the ecological and biodiversity values of Canterbury’s braided rivers have deteriorated over time. Their ecosystems and habitats are threatened by weeds and predators, land use change, river control works, low flows due to water takes, and damage through recreational activities.

    Under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), goals were set to help make a difference to our environment and how natural resources are managed. Environment Canterbury repor…
  2. Policy and regulation

    We set a number of rules relating to the storage, application and disposal of waste and hazardous substances in Canterbury.

    Our rules are guided by several pieces of national strategy and legislation, listed below, which outline local government and central government responsibilities.

    Many of Environment Canterbury's rules relate to permitted activities, which means you don't need a resource consent as long as you meet certain conditions.

    Whether it is a permitted activity or it ne…
  3. Biodiversity and Biosecurity | Te Rerenga Rauropi me Te Whakahaumaru Rauropi

    We play a significant role in ensuring a thriving and resilient Canterbury region based on a natural environment that supports cultural, physical and economic wellbeing for all.   

    There are five work programmes in this portfolio:  

    Leading and partnering for biodiversity outcomes
    Regional pest management
    Priority habitats and wetland protection
    Braided River Revival/Whakahaumanu Ngā Awa ā Pākihi
    Me Uru Rākau.

    Leading and partnering for biodiversity outcomes 
    Working with others on a shared r…
  4. Irrigated land area

    Increasing reliability for irrigated areas requires progress to be made in water management at farm and scheme level. The goals for irrigated area and reliability will be refined through:

    the regional storage plan and zone implementation programmes
    more definite location-specific knowledge on the potential for efficiency improvements
    testing infrastructure proposals against the fundamental principles
    setting environmental limits
    refining financial viability and funding mechanisms.

    Under the Ca…
  5. Ngāi Tahu and the consent process

    We have a legal responsibility under the Local Government Act 2002, the Resource Management Act 1991 and within the resource consent process to take account of tangata whenua with regard to the management of natural resources. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is the statutory authority representing iwi members and includes ten local rūnanga within Canterbury, known as Papatipu Rūnanga.

    If you have any queries about Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Papatipu Rūnanga within the resource consent process, including…
  6. Drinking water

    The quality and quantity of drinking water supplies depends on the management of point sources and non-point sources of contaminants in drinking water supply catchments and aquifers, land-use in the catchment or recharge area and on the treatment provided by the territorial authority.

    Under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), goals were set to help make a difference to our environment and how natural resources are managed. Environment Canterbury reports on progress on behalf of CWM…

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