April 25th, 2016 - 8:33 pm § in News and Articles


Mackenzie Guardians Inc. needs funds to continue fighting for protection of the landscape, wildlife and water.
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March 14th, 2016 - 7:37 am § in News and Articles

Tourism body distances itself from irrigation comments

The Tourism Export Council is calling for a five-year moratorium on new irrigation schemes, arguing that tourism relies on the country’s clean, green image and irrigation is leading to more intensive farming and more pollution. main article[...]

February 19th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in News and Articles

Feds dairy head points finger at EU subsidies for dairy price fall

Canterbury landscape consultant Di Lucas applauds the support given to European farmers to maintain landscapes and biodiversity. “The subsidies are mainly about environment protection. It’s really important, it’s enabled them to protect hedgerows and the whole character of European[...]

February 16th, 2016 - 7:29 am § in News and Articles

Has our dairy industry gone too far?

Has dairy gone too far in the beautiful Mackenzie Country? The Mackenzie Basin is a stunning piece of landscape in the South Island — a desert spotted with electric blue lakes surrounded by mountains. It is the last place you would think you would want to put cows. But strange green circles ha[...]

January 2nd, 2016 - 7:15 am § in News and Articles

‘Internationally significant’ area for climate change research to be freeholded

The Wolds, of which nearly 7200 hectares — more than 90 per cent — is proposed to be freeholded, is an example of New Zealanders losing ownership of their most valuable landscapes[...]

December 3rd, 2015 - 5:28 pm § in News and Articles

Public Notice – Amended Plan Change 13 – Submissions due 11 December 2015[...]

November 11th, 2015 - 10:49 am § in News and Articles

Stop three more years of unelected Commissioners at Environment Canterbury

Five years ago the Government removed the elected members of Environment Canterbury and replaced them with Commissioners. In 2010 Environment Minister, Nick Smith, sacked the elected councillors in deference to rural interests as the councillors wanted to protect the environment. As a result, Enviro[...]