subdivision is when additional units are added to
a section where there is an existing house.
Annual Rainfall is the total amount of rainfall
divided by the number of years records have been
collected for a particular site.
influences are where hills and mountains interact
with airflow often resulting in increased
rainfall is the total amount of rainfall recorded
for the period 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997 at
period refers to the statistical likelihood of an
event occuring, eg. An event with a five year
return period will occur on average once every five
prograding coastline is one which is accumulating
additional sediment and often growing seaward. It
is the opposite
to an eroding shoreline.
the removal of designations.
and description of Land Use Capability Classes
easily worked well drained soils with
practically no risk of erosion. The land and
climate are favourable to a wide range of
cultivated crops for pasture and forests.
slight limitations to arable cropping.
Management practices that overcome these
limitations are easy to apply. Land has
moderately high versatility for cropping and
is also well-suited to non-arable production.
moderate limitations to arable cropping. The
limitations may restrict the choice of crops
or require special management practices or
severe limitations to arable cropping. The
limitations restrict the choice of crops or
necessitate intensive conservation treatments
and very careful management. Land usually
kept in pasture for long periods and only
Land is suited
for pasture and forestry, but unsuitable for
generally responsive to fertilisers. Land has
moderate versatility for non-arable
Land has low
versatility. Usually not well suited to
pasture but may be well suited to plantation
Land has very
low versatility for production and it will
not yield significant on site benefits from
harvesting of primary production using
Regional Council, Regional Environmental Report
Regional Council, Christchurch Inventory of Total
Emissions Report R97/7
Canterbury Regional Council, Regional
Environmental Report 1995/96 and Canterbury
Regional Council Monitoring of Carbon Monoxide on
should be noted these areas are based on the
proposed zoning in the City of Christchurch City
Plan. Because an area is in a particular zone the
landuse is not necessarily the same as the
- It is
not practical to monitor water for all harmful
micro-organisms. Instead the common bacteria
faecal coliforms have been monitored on the assumption
that were there are high concentrations of these,
there is the possibility of more harmful
micro-organisms. If these bacteria are present at
all, water is classified as unfit for human
consumption. As bacterial density increases,
water is progressively classed as unfit for
shellfish harvesting, contact recreation and
- a four
day average concentration of 1150 mgm-3
of ammonia at 20o C and pH 7.75.
Ministry for the Environment, The State of New Zealands
Environment Report 1997.
information in Table 2.11 cannot be compared with
the Parks information included in Update96
as definitions for types of park have changed, and
additional parks have been included.
Christchurch City Council Parks Deficiency
- Based on
information in: Port Hills Birdlife: Inventory,
Analysis and Restoration Potential. Report for
the Parks Unit, Christchurch City Council, August
1996 by Andrew Crossland.
in this section is based on the report for the
Water Services Unit, CCC, by Andrew Crossland:
of Christchurchs Natural Waterways.
- This was
the most recent period with complete records for
all energy sources. Energy consumption
information provided by Canterbury Regional
Council and Southpower.
may use more than one form of heating, therefore
the percentages will not add to 100.
kerbside recycling was due to start in 1997, but
has been delayed to 1998 while markets are
developed for recycling goods. Markets are
essential to ensure recycling is sustainable.
provided by Waste Management Unit CCC.
- For more
information contact Andrew Nichols, CCC, Waste
Management Unit. Ext 8274, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
development falls into three major categories:
units built on new site, units built on sites
where a house may have been demolished or removed (ie.
redevelopment) and units added to a section with
an existing house (ie. infill).
- The City
of Christchurch City Plan was notified June 24
statistics exclude building activity in Rural
Villages and Rural Settlements.
major types of dwellings built in rural zones
are: new homes on new or existing sites, second
dwellings for family members of workers (some would be
granny flats) and dwellings built to
replace existing homes.
Potential for development category
refers to parcels of land greater than 4000m2,
which already have a dwelling located on it.
used in this section was provided by Southpower.
- As at
the end of March 1997
provided by Telecom New Zealand Limited
City Pedestrian Activity Survey, carried out by
Environmental Policy and Planning Unit,
Christchurch City Council, March 1997.
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