Thursday, April 25, 2024

Environment Canterbury elects new chair

Environment Canterbury Councillors have appointed South Canterbury/Ōtuhituhi Councillor, Peter Scott, as Chair for the next three years. 

Christchurch West/Ōpuna Councillor, Craig Pauling, was appointed Deputy Chair.

Referencing his experience as Deputy Chair for the past four years, Cr Scott said the Council needed to ready itself to adapt to the challenges ahead. 

“Canterbury is a large and diverse region and we need to support the city as the hub of the South Island, working closely with our mana whenua partners to deliver better environmental outcomes while also providing certainty for our community,” he said.

“We have an outstanding organisation and our councillors bring a range of experience and expertise to help guide our decisions. As Chair I will be looking to bring the Council together to provide the direction necessary for the organisation.” 

Cr Scott was nominated by Ngāi Tahu Councillor Tutehounuku ‘Nuk’ Korako and seconded by Mid-Canterbury/Ōpākihi Councillor John Sunckell. 

The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday 17 November. 

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