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ECan ‘rubbished’ rail plan

The organiser of a commuter train crowdfunding campaign says Environment Canterbury staff "rubbished" his plan. But they say he was treated with 'respect'.

First the Port Hills fire, now disease

Alessandro and Wilma Laryn's vineyard was almost destroyed by the Port Hills fire however, it's a fungal disease which has put a stopper in picking their crop this year.

Godwit Sculpture funding “nearly there”

A sculpture celebrating South Brighton's famous Godwits gets big funding boost.

Smart city: Bluetooth sensors on disabled car parks

The post-earthquake city is the perfect place to trial innovative smart items, including a way to stop people parking in disabled carparks.

Couple’s passion for biodiversity

If anyone is passionate about protecting biodiversity it’s Trevor and Heather Taege. Drop into their Kowai Bush sheep and beef farm, nestled behind Springfield, and you’ll be blown away by what this farming couple has achieved in just six years.

Akaroa wastewater could be recycled

Five options for the future of wastewater disposal have been presented to the community to provide feedback on.

Renovations to blame for lead pollution

Burning old timber after renovations has been blamed for unusually high levels of lead particles in the air in Christchurch

Sockeye salmon on the comeback

The sight of hundreds of sockeye salmon moving up the Twizel River, and spawning right below the bridge, has become popular with tourists and locals.

Edgeware Pool replacement gets the green light

A $3million St Albans Pavilion and Pool will be built on the former Edgeware Pool site after its resource consent was approved.

Drones used to reseed Port Hills

A group of land owners hit by the Port Hills fire have pioneered a New Zealand first – using a drone to spread grass seed as they begin the mammoth task of reseeding their land.