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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.

Water take under investigation

Measures to restrict, suspend or revoke water take consents to address low flows in the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River will be investigated by Environment Canterbury.

Dairy farm operator fined $29,000 for effluent overflow

A contract milking company and dairy farm owner have been fined $29,000 each for effluent overflow.

Watch: Trees felled after Port Hills fires

Trees along the side of Dyers Pass Rd are being felled to prevent them falling into traffic.

Bikeshare system to be investigated

The city council and Environment Canterbury are looking into making a bikeshare system part of the Metro bus network.

Government 90 per cent swimmable waterways target condemned

In Canterbury about 80 per cent of rivers and lakes are considered swimmable, according to Government figures. Nationwide, the figure is 72 per cent.

Protecting Ohau Point seals while road repairs continue

Fencing being trialed to protect seal colony while road repairs continue on the Kaikoura coast.

Kaikoura paua still off limits

The Ministry for Primary Industries has announced an extension to the closure to prevent people from fishing paua and shellfish from the earthquake-damaged Kaikoura coastline.

Yellow shuttle could return – but will it still be free?

Bringing back the Central City Shuttle yellow bus could cost between $500,000 and $1.5 million - and it may not end up be a free service.

Rivers predicted to dry out

Environment Canterbury says more springs and spring-fed stream will dry up in coming months.