Your local Environment Canterbury team

We deliver work related to the zone committee's recommendations through an on-the-ground team made up of Environment Canterbury staff. Our staff provide localised assistance and advice regarding land management, consents and compliance.

Meet the Ashburton water zone delivery team

Janine Holland — Zone Delivery Lead~~
Zone delivery lead Janine Holland Janine lives in Methven and previously worked for Environment Canterbury as a communications officer. She has experience in community engagement, communications and project management. Contact Janine if you have any queries regarding the zone team’s work or projects across the zone.   027 205 7128
 Janine.Holland@ecan.govt.nz
Sarah Heddell — Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor~~
Sarah grew up in Ashburton but is now farming at Darfield and Banks Peninsula. She has significant experience in sheep and beef farming with some experience in dairy and arable farming as well.
Contact Sarah if you want support with your Farm Environment Plans, advice about good management practice, or you would like advice or funding for a biodiversity project.
Donna Field — Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor~~
Donna was one of the first members of the Ashburton water zone committee and eventually became its chair. She and her husband own a sheep and beef farm in the Rakaia Gorge and Donna enjoys seeing land development being done in conjunction with enhancing ecological values.
Contact Donna if you want support with your Farm Environment Plans, advice about good management practice, or you would like advice or funding for a biodiversity project.
Terry Hewitt — Resource Management Officer~~
Terry moved from the Waikato to the Ashburton District in 1995 with wife Wendy, two daughters and 600 cows. He farmed and then spent 10 years in aviation before joining Environment Canterbury in 2017

Contact Terry if you have any queries regarding existing consents and compliance monitoring.

     027 406 7429
    Terry.Hewitt@ecan.govt.nz
Nick Vernon — Resource Management Officer~~
Nick grew up in the dairy industry. Nick’s parents were dairy farmers and he worked for three years as a consultant for an effluent irrigation company. Nick has previously worked for the Waikato Regional Council in rural monitoring operations.
Contact Nick if you have any queries around existing consents and compliance monitoring.
Stephen Howard — Resource Management Officer~~
Stephen has recently returned to New Zealand after 15 years abroad and has considerable experience in engineering and technology.
Contact Stephen if you have any queries regarding existing industrial and district council consents or compliance monitoring.
Ryan Dynes — Area Supervisor – Central~~
Ryan has previously worked in the forestry and mining industries.

Contact Ryan if you have concerns regarding rivers.

     027 435 1476
    ryan.dynes@ecan.govt.nz
Blair Jones — River Works Supervisor – Central~~
Blair has recently returned to New Zealand after working abroad.  Contact Blair if you have concerns regarding drainage rating schemes.

     027 582 1866
    blair.jones@ecan.govt.nz
Consent planners
Consent planners are available for meetings in Ashburton once a month to discuss new applications or changes to existing consents. To make an appointment please contact customer services on 0800 324 636 (EC INFO).

 

Talk to us

Chris Eccleston — Zone Manager      027 562 2492    chris.eccleston@ecan.govt.nz

Dave Moore — Zone Facilitator     027 604 3908    Dave.Moore@ecan.govt.nz

Stephen Bragg — Tangata Whenua Facilitator     027 487 3892    stephen.bragg@ecan.govt.nz