ECan News On-Line

Keep up to date with our latest on-line news finds about ECan’s democracy & issues:

News on this page contains archived articles from about ECan from the first few months in 2010 after the national led government moved to remove our regional local government and voting rights. To search for up to date ECan issue news try these sources:

ARCHIVED ARTICLES

Date Range: 5 -11 July

  • Figures Show ECan Council Sucessful in Reducing Water Pollution – LINK
  • Government Accused of Greenwashing – LINK
  • Did Nat MP Jo Goodhew Put Timaru Mayor Up to Undermining ECan? – LINK
  • CCC Mayor: True Colours? – Photo LINK
  • Nick Smith Opens Waterway Centre Promoted by ECan CEO – LINK, LINK
  • CTU Spot on with Local Govt Submissions – LINK

Date Range: 28 June – 4 July

  • Water a Major Council Election Issue – CCC Mayoral Candidate & Former ECan Cr Rik Tindall – LINK
  • Canterbury Plains Scheme owes us $455,000 – LINK
  • Double Digit ECan Rates Increase in Rural Canterbury – LINK
  • Key Regrets ECan Controversy – LINK
  • Key Arrogantly Belittles Canterbury Democracy Citizens – LINK
  • Nick Smith Fall Guy for Nationals Unpopular Decisions? — see trout comment 2/10/10 at 3:47pm – LINK
  • ECan Commissioners ‘No Redundancies’ Call Rings Hollow – LINK
  • Mayoral Race Opens Over Water – LINK
  • No Cake for Key – ECan Advocates at Nat MP Office Opening – LINK, LINK
  • Concerns with Water Control – LINK
  • Christchurch Needs More Openess – CCC Mayoral Candidate – LINK
  • ECan Valetta Groundwater Zone Decision – LINK
  • Water Quality Community Responsibility, Forum Told – LINK

Date Range: 21-27 June

  • It’s the Putting Right that Counts – Water Committee Backflip – LINK
  • Staff Delegation on Water Order Brings No Confidence – LINK
  • Hurunui Water Committe Members Confirmed – LINK, LINK
  • Waimakariri Mayoral Candidates News – LINK, LINK
  • Commissioners Sanction $1/4 million Rugby Bus Subsidy – LINK
  • Commissioners Raise Bus/Ferry Fares by 10% – LINK
  • The Big Picture – Water Privatisation? – LINK
  • ECan Rates Rise – LINK, LINK, LINK
  • Is There and Irrigation / Nitrate Pollution Link?- On-Line Discussion – LINK, LINK, LINK, LINK, LINK
  • Our Water Our Vote – Current On-Line Discussions – LINK
  • CTV Interview: Robs Country / ECan Deputy Commissioner, David Caygill – please note we understand ECan pays for these slots, so expect more info-mercial than interview – LINK

Date Range: 14 – 20 June

  • Can You Hear Us Now? – Thousands Gather to Support Regional Democracy –
  • Govt Response to Cathedral Square Democracy Event
    • Give Commissioners a Chance, Nick Smith – Link
    • PM Downplays Democracy Event Support Level – Link
    • Govt Unmoved by Democracy Concern – Link
  • Wider Water Issue Protests – Link
  • Is there a Creech – Irrigators Govt Link? – Questions in The House

Date Range: 7 – 13 June

  • Fed Farmers Almost Certain to Challenge Commissioners Annual Plan Decision – Link
  • Cantabrians Give PM Democracy/Water Message – Link
  • Canterbury Fights back for Democracy – Link
  • Teenage Protester Jumps on PMs Car – Link, TV Link
  • Commissioners Cut ECan Programmes – Link
  • Skilled ECan Staff at Risk from Commissioners Cuts – Link
  • Conflict of Interest Commissioners Cleared to Vote – Link
  • ECan In Exile Calls for Plan Hearing to be Re-Opened – Link
  • Is ECan Commission Sacrificing Healthy Homes in Cynical Popularity Grab? – Link
  • Crohn’s Illness – Polluted Water Links Explored – Link

Date Range: 31 May – 6 June

  • ECan Act Staggering Use of Legislative Power – Link
  • MP’s Seek Reinstated ECan Council – Link
  • Govt MP: ECan Failed Canterbury – Link

Date Range: 24 – 30 May

  • Lincoln U. Expert Joins ECan Law CondemnationLink
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Date Range: 17 -23 May

  • Big Money in Trading Water RightsLink
  • ECan Law Repugnant – Law Expert Link
  • ‘You’ removed from ECanECan in Exile – Link

Date Range: 10 – 16 May

  • ECan Commissioner Caygill Denies Secret AgendaLink
    • Reply – You Decide – Extracts form Official Info RequestLink
  • Creech: Water a National IssueLink
  • Opinion: Quality of Life Slipping Link
  • Water Expert Says Don’t SellLink
  • Does ECan Commissioner Have Water Conflict of Interest? Link
  • Q& A – The ECan SagaLink

Date Range: 3 – 9 May

  • Commissioners Workload Concerns, Timaru HeraldLink
  • Commissioners First Outing, ODTLink
  • New Era for ECan, Stuff: – Link
  • ECan Problems Solvable – Bazley, Radio NZ: – Link
  • Bazley Chairs First Meeting, NBR: – Link
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  • Opinion- Our Water Spoiled, The Press: – Link
  • Opinion – Nanny Nationals Apron Strings: – Link
  • Creech calls for New Water Strategy, TVNZ Q&A Programme: – Link
    • Related item: – Link

Date Range: 26 April – 2 May

  • ECan Water Protest, The Press: – Link
    • Related -Video – Link
  • Newsmakers Panel – ECan Rates Revolt, CTV (Video)Link
  • Robs Country – Interview with Dame Margaret Bazley, CTV (Video)Link

Date Range: 19 – 25 April

  • $750 mill Govt Subsidy for Canterbury Irrigation?Link
    • Related – Full article download – Link (pdf 314 KB)
  • Cantabrians Now 2nd Rate Citizens (Frogblog): – Go to Link

Date Range: 12-18 April 2010

  • Listener Cover Story: Taking The Waters – Go to link



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