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

 


Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting

18 June, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

Upper Waitaki Zone Committee meeting

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Friday 20 June in Twizel.

The meeting will begin with a report from Environment Canterbury’s Principal Land Management Advisor. This will include an update on project milestones and a recommendation that the committee form a Land and Water working group (similar to a biodiversity working group).

The group would be responsible for proposing 3-5 year land use/water quality outcomes for the zone committee; confirming the outcomes for Land and Water for the next 12 months; and guiding the development of a programme of work for 2014/15.

In other business, the committee will consider a recommendation to approve in principle a commitment to future Immediate Steps (IMS) funding to allow further scoping of the establishment of a Tekapo River Predator Free Island for braided river bird habitat.

This work would include trials to establish an optimum site, submission of an application to the regional initiatives fund, designing the predator control, engaging a contractor and determining the monitoring design.

The model for this project proposal has been developed through Project River Recovery’s Ohau Island predator control programme. The programme was designed as an intensive predator control operation to protect black-fronted tern nests. It began in March 2010 and during the second year of its implementation when all pests were targeted (feral cats, ferrets, hedgehogs, stoats, weasels, possums, and Norway rats), nearly all black-fronted tern nests fledged young. This model provides information on the trapping methods and frequency required to see positive biodiversity outcomes in braided river bird populations.

The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee operates as a joint committee of Environment Canterbury and the Waitaki and Mackenzie District councils. Zone committee meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Meeting details:

Upper Waitaki Zone Committee Meeting
Friday 20 June 2014, at 9.30 am
Mackenzie Country Inn, Twizel

For an agenda visit: http://ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/canterburywater/committees/upper-waitaki/Pages/Default.aspx


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news