Alec Neill replaces Sir Kerry

Last updated 11:00 24/09/2009
Sir Kerry Burke who was ousted as chairman of ECan this morning.
Alec Neill has been voted in as the new chairman of ECan.

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Sir Kerry Burke's five-year reign as Environment Canterbury (ECan) chairman is over.

Burke has just been toppled in a council chamber coup led by South Canterbury councillors Mark Oldfield and Bronwen Murray.  

Councillors voted 8-6 to oust Burke in a no-confidence motion.  

Alec Neill has been voted in as the new chairman, 8-6 with Jo Kane retained as deputy.

The vote of no-confidence had its origins in last month's meeting in Timaru.    

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