Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Environment Canterbury welcomes Land & Water Forum Report

MEDIA RELEASE

November 15, 2011


Environment Canterbury welcomes Land & Water Forum Report

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the recommendations in the third and final report from the Land and Water Forum, which has been released in Parliament (November 15, 2012).

“Environment Canterbury has been closely involved in the work of the Land and Water Forum over the past three years, and we have worked alongside the many organisations involved in the development of the latest report,” said David Caygill, Environment Canterbury’s Commissioner with responsibility for water.

“The report reflects the national consensus on how to reform water regulation and practice in New Zealand. It further defines and highlights the importance of the role regional councils have in managing freshwater.

“We will now consider the recommendations in the third report and are looking forward to working with the Government on how to implement them.

“We are fortunate in Canterbury as the collaborative approach to decision-making recommended in the latest report closely aligns with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.

“The Strategy – which was launched in 2009 following years of community and stakeholder discussions – puts decisions on water management into the hands of local communities.

“In Canterbury we have also notified a proposed Land and Water Regional Plan – to replace the existing Natural Resources Regional Plan – which provides the framework for the decisions being made by communities as part of the Strategy.

“The proposed Land and Water Regional Plan sets interim limits as well as a collaborative process for communities to agree on how to set and manage nutrient and water limits for specific catchments.”

Setting limits is also a requirement for regional councils under the Government’s National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.

The Land and Water Forum was set up in 2009 and includes around 60 organisations and five iwi – representing a wide range of viewpoints – with an interest in land-use and water management.

This includes the agri-business sector, Maori interests, environmentalists, power companies, tourism and recreation, community representatives, as well as central, regional and local government and science and research organisations.

“We look forward to the continuing work of the Land and Water Forum and congratulate everyone involved for producing the third and final report which will shape the way we deal with water management issues for decades to come,” said David Caygill.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news