Submissions to ECan
Thanks to three ECan Councillors Lan Pham, Vicky Southworth and Craig Pauling who gave an extra presentation last week at 7.30 about the ECan annual plan, with a view to encouraging you to make submissions. This session was co-hosted by Tuesday Club, Aoraki Greens and Sustainable Ōtautahi … [Read more...]
7.30 Session – make a submission to ECan
At 7.30 Tuesday we have three ECan Councillors Lan Pham, Vicky Southworth and Craig Pauling give a presentation about the ECan annual plan, with a view to encouraging you to make submissions. This session is co-hosted by Tuesday Club, Aoraki Greens and Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch. Link … [Read more...]
Ngai Tahu Representation on ECan
Submissions due by 2 February - Submit here This Bill before Parliament is to enable Ngai Tahu as mana whenua in the area, to elect two ECan Councillors using their own processes, to sit around the Environment Canterbury governance table. A similar Bill failed in the last sitting of Parliament … [Read more...]
Critical water report covered up by Ecan..
A few weeks ago, in yet another excellent article, David Williams of Newsroom wrote an article on how a report which had been prepared within Ecan had been buried. Here’s the first few paragraphs: Canterbury’s oft-criticised water regulator, ECan, is being accused of hiding a damning report which … [Read more...]
Public meeting on Wednesday evening on water consents:
A public meeting has been called to discuss the water consents process through Mayfield-Hinds-Valetta, and the precedents that may be set. Bring Back Clean Water: Canterbury Nitrate Pollution and our futureWed 7 April 7pm at Aurora Centre cnr Memorial Ave and Greers Road Burnside The … [Read more...]
Do we Really Support Democratic Representation?
Are we truly committed to democratic representation around the Council table? Many seem to want more of ‘their’ people around that table. Is this the same as representation? Concerns about water quality and the environment were obvious in ECan voting in this election, mostly in … [Read more...]
ECan Chair Jenny Hughey
Congratulations to Jenny Hughey on being voted unanimously to the Chair of Ecan. Jenny is really impressive and I think she will do an excellent job. https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/116820743/no-quibble-over-ecans-new-chairwoman-but-drama-over-deputy-vote … [Read more...]