It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.
Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.
Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.
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Action needs to be taken now to secure drinking water for future generations. We are proud of our pure water, let's work to keep it that way forever.
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Harewood, Waimairi (Avonhead), Hornby or Halswell wards which include Templeton, Westmorland, Hei Hei, Wigram, Aidanfield, Yaldhurst, Clearwater, Belfast, Northwood, Casebrook and Bishopdale.
We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around Aotearoa.
Wattie’s generously donated a further 25,000 cans taking the total number collected to over 56,000 cans.