Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Southern tour for ECan councillors

March 4, 2008


Southern tour for ECan councillors

Environment Canterbury councillors have headed south today, for the first of a number of tours throughout the Canterbury region. The region runs from Kaikoura District to the Waitaki catchment.

Chairman Sir Kerry Burke said the council would spend three days on tour in South Canterbury, concluding with a full council meeting to be held in Timaru Thursday afternoon (March 6). Further tours around the region have been planned with a northern tour taking place later in the month.

With a number of new councillors around the table following last year's local body elections, Sir Kerry said the priority was for councillors to meet representatives of agencies ECan was working with.

"Throughout Canterbury the regional council is working increasingly closely with local communities and organisations. In recent years the pressures on natural resources and complexity of the issues has grown to the point where a higher degree of co-operation is required among the communities and various agencies involved."

It was also important that regional council representatives from outside South Canterbury had an understanding of the council's activities in the area.

Following a visit to Arowhenua Marae on Tuesday, the council head up to Lake Tekapo, visiting Raincliff Station and Lake Opuha. Their itinerary then includes the proposed Tekapo Regional Park and briefings on rabbits, wilding conifers and water issues. After travelling down the Waitaki River they will stop at Waimate, before heading to Timaru for further site visits on Thursday. They will also visit the Fonterra site at Clandeboye.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election