Latest Canterbury Regional Council Stories

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By GORMAN, Paul Polluting farmers should be jailed, says Environment Minister Trevor Mallard. He told the Water and Wastes Association conference in Christchurch this week that he supported tougher sentences and even jail for serious water polluters.

2008-09-18 18:00:45

By GORMAN, Paul The first steps have been taken towards introducing a fuel tax or road tolls to fill a $145 million funding gap for major Canterbury transport schemes.

2008-09-16 15:00:21

By BRISTOW, Robyn A small hydro scheme on the Rakaia River would boost Canterbury's ability to meet growing power demand in the farming industry, says an Auckland-based economist.

2008-08-26 15:00:46

By GORMAN, Paul PUBLIC BRIEFINGS * Tomorrow, 5.30pm-7pm, Rolleston Community Centre. * September 1, 2.30pm-4pm, Our City, corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace. * September 1, 6pm-7.30pm, Riverside Church Hall, Kaiapoi. * September 2, 6pm-7.30pm, Woodend Community Hall.

2008-08-25 15:00:36

WATER BATTLE SITES Central Plains Water scheme: involves taking water from the Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and storing it in a reservoir in the dammed Waianiwaniwa Valley. The water will be used to irrigate 60,000ha bounded by the rivers, SH1 and the Malvern foothills.

2008-08-24 15:00:21

By GORMAN, Paul When a fight over water breaks out, the battleground is usually the Resource Management Act. But can the act contain this rush for liquid gold? PAUL GORMAN reports. .

2008-08-10 15:00:21

By BRISTOW, Robyn A proposed multimillion-dollar irrigation scheme in North Canterbury has been delayed. The scheme is based on Lake Sumner and the south branch of the Hurunui River.

2008-06-19 03:00:16

By GORMAN, Paul Environment Canterbury will not reveal the cost of its Environment Court appeal on Banks Peninsula landscape protection. ECan has also decided not to appeal against the judgment to the High Court on points of law.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.