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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…

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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 council has…

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