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

 


Community members invited to play a part in water management

Community members invited to play a part in local water management


The Christchurch – West Melton Zone Committee is looking for new community members to help address water management challenges in the zone, and deliver the goals of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).

Ian Fox, Zone Committee Chair, said the committee is particularly looking for someone who can see others’ points of views and work collaboratively to find solutions for water issues.

“Many local people aren’t aware that Christchurch’s urban waterways are among the most polluted in Canterbury. The poor water quality is a result of sediment, faecal, and chemical contaminants directly entering streams from the storm water system.


“The Canterbury Water Management Strategy is an innovative approach to managing fresh water. It’s about finding the best balance between restoring our environment, providing opportunities for economic growth, as well as enhancing recreational opportunities and cultural values.

“The Christchurch – West Melton Zone Committee is looking for new community members to help deliver the goals of the CWMS in an urban environment. We need your knowledge, passion, experience, and ability to work collaboratively to help deliver benefits from Canterbury’s water resource to the local community.


“We are sure there are many people in the zone who are passionate about making a positive difference in water management and we encourage them to put their names forward,” he said.

The Christchurch–West Melton Zone Committee was formed in late 2011 to work with the community to make consensus based decisions about water management in the zone.

The committee's Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management was developed with the community in 2011 to deliver the targets of the CWMS. The committee’s focus is now on implementing its priority recommendations for water management.

Some of its key priorities include earthquake recovery, water efficiency, stormwater management and the ecological values of the Avon - Heathcote Estuary / Ihutai.


Prospective candidates must be able to attend the committee meetings, and live in or have a significant relationship with the zone. Candidates will be notified by mid-February if they have been shortlisted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a selection workshop at which they will be asked to make a presentation and participate in an assessment workshop.

For more information, or for an expression of interest form, visit www.ecan.govt.nz/canterburywater or phone Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636.

The Christchurch - West Melton Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of Christchurch City and Selwyn District councils and Environment Canterbury. It features six community members as well as three Rūnanga representatives and three from council.

Expressions of interest are due by 12 February 2014.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news