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Outgoing Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes reflects on the challenges facing the new regional council.

The environment has emerged as the clear issue of our age, and Environment Canterbury has made its much-demanded return to democracy. Based on the provisional results, the new, 14-strong Council has a 50/50 gender balance and more young faces. A blend of previous councillors – four regional and one city – and new councillors who bring...
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Plenty of work still to do to address environmental and climate issues

The job of being a regional councillor is both rewarding and frustrating. When I confess to friends that I have enjoyed the past three years in this role, initially as an elected councillor and then as chair, they express amazement or they say “God, I don’t know how you stand it!”
One thing is abundantly clear,...
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Climate change, public transport, fresh water are ECan’s biggest challenges

Opinion piece by Steve Lowndes, www.stuff.co.nz, Oct 14 2019.

Climate change, public transport, fresh water are ECan's biggest challenges

OPINION: The environment has emerged as the clear issue of our age, and Environment Canterbury has made its much-demanded return to democracy.

Based on the progress results, the new, 14-strong regional...

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