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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:44

The Green Party is working to improve earthquake legislation currently before Parliament, the Party said today.

The Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill will pass today with changes to ensure local people can have more of a say, while still enabling Kaikōura to get back on its feet again.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:14

Environment Canterbury (ECAN) must take responsibility for Canterbury’s waterways running dry, and wind back water takes so that even in times of low rainfall, water is protected, the Green Party said today.

There are several reports of spring-fed headwater tributaries of Christchurch’s Ōtākaro/Avon River drying up completely.  

“There were warning signs that taking too much water on the plains from aquifers that feed the Ōtākaro/Avon River had a detrimental impact on city streams and rivers,” said Green Party Canterbury spokesperson Eugenie Sage.