Ecan grants more Pollution of Hurunui
Press article Nitrate rules relaxed to allow more irrigation
Government-appointed commissioners will continue to run Environment Canterbury until 2016
"The Canterbury Water Management Strategy has an end target of 850,000ha of intensive irrigated land" and also the 'temporary' commissioners are focused on restricting legal challenges against the strategy
The Press 29/10/2012 Race to irrigate behind ECan move
National Party's Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams said "Canterbury's freshwater resources had to be managed and governed effectively"