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[...]

November 8th, 2015 - 8:15 pm § in News and Articles

Mackenzie Guardians disappointed with Govt. announcement

Mackenzie landscape needs protection click here for the article[...]

November 3rd, 2015 - 8:40 pm § in News and Articles

Agreement to protect Mackenzie Basin falters

An agreement uniting opposing sides to protect the Mackenzie landscape has faltered after the Government refused to support some of its recommendations click here for the article[...]

October 31st, 2015 - 7:17 pm § in News and Articles

DoC Power Point – The Mackenzie Basin – ecology and protection

MacKenzie basin a ‘unique’ challenge as one of last opportunities to protect dryland ecosystems in New Zealand at a sustainable scale mackenzie-basin-ecology (7.75Mb pdf)[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 6:45 pm § in News and Articles

Alien Landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin

Irrigation circles have taken over the Mackenzie country, turning thousands of hectares of high-value, golden tussocked land into splotches of vivid green Irrigation has fundamentally altered the area’s golden hue, which had seen it used for Hollywood movies and tourism promotion. Click here f[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 6:42 pm § in News and Articles

Some of New Zealands Postcard views being lost to Private hands

The increasing privatisation of the Mackenzie high country was putting a delicate environment under threat, and could visually alter the landscape. The basin is home to more than 60 rare and threatened plant species and to the critically endangered black stilt and the bendy beaked wrybill. Click her[...]