Meet your northern Environment Canterbury team

We deliver work through an on-the-ground team made up of Environment Canterbury staff. Our staff provide localised assistance and advice regarding biodiversity, land management, consents and compliance.

Zone delivery - land management, biodiversity and special projects

Land management and biodiversity advisors can support you with advice or assistance when it comes to farming, land use, biodiversity projects, funding and connecting with others in Environment Canterbury. These teams are generally referred to as zone delivery teams.

See our video about how these teams work and how Environment Canterbury manages water in Canterbury.

Marco Cataloni - Zone Delivery Lead (Kaikōura and Hurunui Waiau Uwha)

Marco Cataloni - staff profile Marco oversees the great mahi done by the team within the North Canterbury community.

Contact Marco if you have any queries regarding the zone team’s work or projects across the zone.

 027 241 7951

 marco.cataloni@ecan.govt.nz

 

Makarini Rupene – Pou Mātai Kō/Cultural Land Management Advisor

Makarini Rupene - staff memberMakarini works with industry, community groups, and landowners, alongside mana whenua, to enhance mahinga kai – he helps people understand what it is, how to protect it, and how it interacts with the natural environment.

Makarini works across North Canterbury and can offer advice on how to protect mahinga kai on your property or in your community.

 027 520 8903

 makarini.rupene@ecan.govt.nz

Anna Veltman - Land Management Advisor (Waimakariri)

Anna Veltman - staff memberAnna supports landowners with Farm Environment Plans, and provides advice around good management practice and funding for biodiversity projects. Anna works closely with industry partner representatives in North Canterbury. 

Contact Anna if you need support or advice on any of these topics.

 027 549 7646

 anna.veltman@ecan.govt.nz

 

Andrew Turnbull - Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor

Andrew Turnbull - staff memberAndrew grew up on a farm in North Canterbury and has been working in the agricultural sector ever since. Andrew can help with, and advise on, hill country erosion through the Soil Conservation and Revegetation Programme, good management practices, soil conservation, biodiversity, regulations, philosophy, catchment-scale approaches, connecting you with others in Environment Canterbury, community group support, funding, relationships and biosecurity.

 027 244 9502

 andrew.turnbull@ecan.govt.nz

 

Sam Thompson - Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor

Sam Thompson - staff memberSam has been working with Canterbury farmers for the last twenty years; working in pest control, marine farming, fencing and restoration work. Sam has been with us since 2007.

Sam can help with, and advise people on, hill country erosion through the Soil Conservation and Revegetation Programme, good management practices, soil conservation, biodiversity, regulations, philosophy, catchment-scale approaches, community group support, funding, relationships and biosecurity. Sam can also help connect you with the right person in Environment Canterbury if he's unable to help.

 027 678 9746

 sam.thompson@ecan.govt.nz

Peter Bradshaw - Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor (Kaikōura)

Pete Bradshaw - staff memberPete supports landowners with Farm Environment Plans, and provides advice around good management practice and funding for biodiversity projects.

Contact Pete if you need support or advice on any of these topics.

 027 302 2149

 peter.bradshaw@ecan.govt.nz

 

Heath Melville - Land Management and Biodiversity Advisor (Kaikōura)

Heath Melville - staff memberHeath works largely in the biodiversity space alongside community, landowners and other agencies. He supports planning and implementing biodiversity projects across the zone.

Contact Heath if you have a biodiversity project in mind or would like support to identify ways to protect and enhance biodiversity in Kaikōura or on your property.

 027 263 7459

 heath.melville@ecan.govt.nz

 

Iana Stoliarova – Project Delivery Officer

Iana Stoliarova - staff member Iana coordinates the Me Uru Rākau Programme and Soil Conservation and Revegetation Programme, working in both biodiversity and soil conservation spaces, alongside land management advisors and biodiversity officers in the Northern zones. 

Contact Iana if you would like support or advice around soil erosion, native plantings or protecting the environment on your property or in your community.

  iana.stoliarova@ecan.govt.nz

 

Jodie Hoggard - Project Manager (Kaikōura)

Jodie Hoggard - staff member/contractorFrom a farming family, Jodie has lived in Kaikōura for a number of years now, working in the environmental and land management space. She previously managed the Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project. Jodie and her family live on a lifestyle block with a well-established riparian/wetland planting project.

Jodie is contracted part-time and is supporting catchment groups in the zone.

 027 551 5902

  jodie.hoggard@ecan.govt.nz

 

Resource management and incident response

Our resource management staff work within local zone delivery and regional teams to provide advice, monitor and respond to resource management enquiries and issues. Find out more about resource management and incident response

Stephen Howard - Senior Resource Management Officer

Stephen supports resource management across North Canterbury.

 027 405 8472

  stephen.howard@ecan.govt.nz

 

 

 

Shania Vanags - Resource Management Officer

Shania is one of our Resource Consent Officers, monitoring various consents throughout North Canterbury.

 027 2170 286

 shania.vanags@ecan.govt.nz

Garry Husband - Resource Management Officer - Compliance Monitoring (Kaikōura)

Garry Husband - staff memberGarry is based in Kaikōura to provide advice and assistance to resource consent holders, and to monitor existing consents.

 027 225 9912

 garry.husband@ecan.govt.nz

 

 

Kiri Kirkwood - Resource Management Officer - Incident Response

Kiri works across North Canterbury, responding to pollution events as an incident response officer. 

Contact Kiri if your need advice on permitted activities in regional rules or the Resource Management Act. 

 027 203 2478

 kiri.kirkwood@ecan.govt.nz

 

Steph Scheirlinck - Resource Management Officer - Incident Response

Steph works across North Canterbury, responding to pollution events as an incident response officer.

Contact Steph if you need advice on permitted activities in regional rules or the Resource Management Act.

 027 228 7566

 steph.scheirlinck@ecan.govt.nz

 

Water zone committee facilitation

Our water zone committee facilitators support the region's water zone committees to develop actions and tactics to deliver on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets. Read more about the water zone committees and what they do.

Murray Griffin – Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Facilitator
Jaimee Grant - Kaikōura Water Zone Committee Facilitator

Local projects and priorities

We work with landowners, community, groups and other organisations to undertake a number of actions in the zone which support the protection and enhancement of biodiversity, water quality, mahinga kai and more.  

Other contacts for North Canterbury:

Andrew Arps – Zone Manager –  andrew.arps@ecan.govt.nz  027 554 4007 

Jan Crooks – Biosecurity Advisor –  jan.crooks@ecan.govt.nz  027 703 1037

Mike Gilliver – Kaikōura Rivers Officer –  mike.gilliver@ecan.govt.nz  027 4351 534 

Rachel Bjornsson – Kaikōura Advisory Officer –  rachel.bjornsson@ecan.govt.nz  03 319 5781 

Media - Media enquiries and communications   media@ecan.govt.nz  027 221 5259