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17 May 2017 - After many years of limited demand in this Zone we have a client urgently seeking to purchase a large volume at market rates. If you have any spare groundwater allocation, or know anyone who might, especially amounts over 100,000m3/year, please give us a call urgently.
28 Jul 2016 - Demand is continuing to grow in this Zone, and so there is upward pressure on the price. If you have any spare groundwater allocation, or know anyone who might, especially amounts over 100,000m3/year, please give us a call urgently.
15 May 2016 - We have a client who is urgently wanting to purchase around 40,000m3/year in the Selwyn – Waimakariri Groundwater Zone, but it must be within the L2 Surface Water Catchment, as he has a shallow well and can’t afford to drill a deeper one. Our client is willing to pay a premium in order to secure this water.
8 Apr 2016 - PLAN CHANGE 1 (LAND & WATER REGIONAL PLAN) NOW FULLY OPERATIVE
11 Oct 2015 - LAND & WATER REGIONAL PLAN MADE PARTIALLY OPERATIVE On the 1 September 2015 ECan made most parts of the Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP) operative.  They also revoked Chapters 4 (water quality), 7 (wetlands) and 8 (soil conservation) of the NRRP (Natural Resources Regional Plan), but not Chapter 5 that deals with water quantity (which will be revoked once all appeals on the LWRP are settled).
8 Jul 2015 - HydroTrader Ltd is urgently seeking 66,000m3/year for a client in the Rakaia-Selwyn Groundwater Zone, to top-up irrigation on his farm near Dunsandel.
8 May 2015 - Decisions on Variation 1 will be notified on Saturday 9 May 2015.  From this date Environment Canterbury (ECan) will implement it’s policies and rules as amended by the hearing commissioners following their deliberations on submissions and recommendations by ECan planning officers.
18 Mar 2014 - On 22 February 2014 ECan notified it’s first variation (change) to the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (pLWRP).
29 Dec 2013 - ECan releases decisions on Land & Water Regional Plan
24 Jun 2012 - Update on ECan's draft Land & Water Plan

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