Monthly Archives: July 2021

E-Mail to ECan Councillors

Dear Councillors
Please find the link below to our latest press release highlighting that Canterbury nitrate pollution has extended beyond environmental pollution to potentially threatening human health Continue reading

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Canterbury’s Ticking Time-bomb Over Water Nitrate Levels

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New Zealand Federation Of Freshwater Anglers (Inc.) Press release Canterbury’s Ticking Time-bomb Over Water Nitrate Levels A trout and salmon angling advocacy group has issued a stern warning over Canterbury’s water having excessive nitrate levels which are toxic to both … Continue reading

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The Canterbury Regional Council’s (Ecan’s) Annual Goundwater Quality Survey 2020.

Groundwater quality survey released | Environment Canterbury ( The 2011 – 2020 ten year trends in Canterbury’s groundwater quality, released by Ecan in July 2021, show no evidence that Ecan is a credible manager of this region’s groundwater. So far … Continue reading

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Why Ecan’s approach to freshwater management is doomed to fail

At the recent Braid Conference at Lincoln University, a retired hydrologist of 60 years’ experience recently summed up the reason why Ecan is unable to manage Canterbury’s freshwater; It is necessary to understand that braided rivers, their riparian margins and … Continue reading

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New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) Nitrate Testing Two Years On:

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August 2019 to July 2021 Background to the testing Battle lines drawn over Canterbury’s nitrates ( Having previously been asked to help Dr Mike Joy obtain water samples from private rural wells for a scoping study related to human health … Continue reading

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Rifle, Rod and Gun Public Have Lost To “Omnipotent Moral Busybodies”

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Opinion by Dr. Charlie Baycroft and Tony Orman Born in Belfast, Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He held academic positions in … Continue reading

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