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Mid Dome to receive Govt funding for wilding pine control

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:38 pm | Environment Southland

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Minister for Conservation Maggie Barry announced Mid Dome has been added as one of five priority areas to receive additional funding for the control of wilding conifers. More >>

Nominations open for Southland Community Environment Awards

Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:02 am | Environment Southland

If you’re an environmental enthusiast in your business, on your farm or working on a special project, then the Southland Community Environment Awards are your opportunity to shine. More >>

Major milestone for possum control

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:02 am | Environment Southland

Possums in Southland are facing a losing battle, with more than 300,000 hectares of land now part of the highly successful Possum Control Areas (PCA) programme. The programme reached the major milestone this month, just eight years after the first ... More >>

Consent applicants to consult iwi groups

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:07 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has been notified of four iwi groups that have applied to the High Court for Customary Marine Title for areas of Southland’s coast. The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 provides a legal framework for iwi, hapu ... More >>

Council adopts Annual Plan 2017/18

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:11 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors adopted the Annual Plan 2017/18 this week. It updates the forecasted outputs and financial information in the third year of council’s current 2015-2025 Long-term Plan (LTP). More >>

Duck shooters urged to be cautious around rivers

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:49 pm | Environment Southland

With the opening of the duck shooting season this weekend, Environment Southland urges duck shooters to be particularly vigilant for toxic algae in rivers, especially with their dogs. More >>

First step towards Coastal Plan review

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:52 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors moved a step closer to the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland today, when they approved the start of a project to set the strategic direction at today’s Strategy and Policy Committee meeting. The Coastal Plan requires review ... More >>

Chief executive re-appointed for another five-year term

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:49 am | Environment Southland

I have much pleasure in confirming the re-appointment of Rob Phillips as Environment Southland's chief executive for the next five years. More >>

Plan gets final seal from Council

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:30 pm | Environment Southland

A significant step in protecting the Fiordland Marine Area got the final seal of approval at today’s council meeting. More >>

Plan gets final seal from Council

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:11 pm | Environment Southland

A significant step in protecting the Fiordland Marine Area got the final seal of approval at today’s council meeting. More >>

Southland’s swimmable rivers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:44 pm | Environment Southland

The Ministry for the Environment today released information relating to the swimmability of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers. More >>

Joint effort needed to manage velvetleaf

Monday, 9 January 2017, 4:06 pm | Environment Southland

Southland landowners need to continue to be proactive in the fight against the pest weed velvetleaf, as the next phase of the response gets underway. More >>

Mystery Solved: Unidentified object on Southland beach

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 8:25 am | Environment Southland

The 100-metre long object that was washed up on Te Waewae Bay in western Southland last week has been identified and claimed by Huon Aquaculture, a salmon farming company in Tasmania. More >>

Unidentified object on Southland beach

Friday, 16 December 2016, 3:35 pm | Environment Southland

A 100 metre long object has washed up on Te Waewae Bay in western Southland this week, and no one seems to know what it is or who it belongs to. “The object has been washed onto the beach with an incoming tide and we are very keen on some help ... More >>

Council meeting briefs: 14/12/2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:08 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland had previously resolved to appoint a five-person hearing panel for the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan. This would comprise three councillors, an independent commissioner as chair, and a Maori independent commissioner. One of ... More >>

Marine Protection Area mooted for Southland estuary

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:07 pm | Environment Southland

At the final council meeting for the year yesterday, Councillors agreed to make a submission in support of a proposal that would create a Marine Protected Area for the Haldane Estuary in the Catlins. More >>

Further submissions called for on plan

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:55 am | Environment Southland

Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are invited from 30 November to close of business on 19 December. More >>

Improved performance reaps rewards

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:49 pm | Environment Southland

Routine flights for aerial monitoring of farm dairy effluent discharge consents will not be carried out during 2016/17. More >>

Live wallaby caught in Invercargill

Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:07 pm | Environment Southland

The discovery of a live wallaby in a city backyard in Invercargill has raised concerns that people don’t understand the risk these pests pose to the region. More >>

New Regional Council Chairman elected

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:58 am | Environment Southland

At today’s inaugural meeting of the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland), councillors were sworn in and Nicol Horrell was elected chairman. More >>

 

 

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