Category Archives: Press Release

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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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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Press Report: From hippy traveller to ECan boss

A recent feature in the Christchurch Press: Steve Lowndes is a former artist, pub landlord and museum director – and was a self-confessed hippy. DOMINIC HARRIS finds out how the new chairman of Environment Canterbury will protect the region for future generations. Steve Lowndes doesn't want to drop the ball. The new chairman of Environment Canterbury (ECan) has little under two...
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Akaroa Civic Trust Newsletter.

Akaroa Civic Trust Newsletter. November Banks Peninsula, water and climate change. Several years ago the Trust identified climate change as a looming issue both globally and for the Peninsula. Since then the effects have become increasingly apparent. We have fewer Southerlies and more weather from the North and Nor’west. We have high tides...
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