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Towards a new plan – water and land

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:14 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has released an engagement document today that outlines the Council’s thinking and highlights some approaches that could help to improve water quality. This is an important stage in our Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project. More >>

Southlanders urged to avoid travel

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 3:22 pm | Environment Southland

Emergency Management Southland and the Police are urging motorists to avoid non-essential travel tomorrow morning, until the condition of the roads is known. Metservice forecasts suggest further snowfall tonight, with snow showers likely to continue through Wednesday ... More >>

Long-term Plan 2015-2025 Adopted

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 5:29 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors adopted Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-2025 at this morning’s extraordinary meeting of council. More >>

Council surplus to reduce proposed rate rises

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:19 am | Environment Southland

Due to unexpectedly high returns on financial investments, Environment Southland is planning to put forward $1 million to reduce proposed rate increases in its Long-term Plan 2015-2025. More >>

Southland river in the national spotlight

Friday, 12 June 2015, 2:41 pm | Environment Southland

The Waimea Stream in Balfour is the focus of attention this month, featuring as River of the Month on a video on the LAWA (Land, Air, Water Aotearoa) website. More >>

Regional Policy Statement decisions released

Friday, 5 June 2015, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

Decisions on the Southland Regional Policy Statement (RPS) are being released tomorrow (Saturday 6 June). More >>

Public comment sought on biodiversity challenges

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:27 pm | Environment Southland

The importance of protecting significant areas of indigenous vegetation and habitats of indigenous fauna is a focus of the Biodiversity Chapter of the Regional Policy Statement, which is being released for public comment this Saturday (23/5/2015). More >>

Education approach to air plan rules this winter

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:33 pm | Environment Southland

Education approach to air plan rules this winter Environment Southland councillors endorsed an educational approach to the proposed air quality plan rules at this morning’s council meeting (20/5/2015). The proposed rules affect home heating in the Invercargill ... More >>

New section of walkway and cycle trail to open

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 3:20 pm | Environment Southland

A major section of the walkway and cycle trail connecting Invercargill and Bluff will be officially opened on Friday (8 May). More >>

Sign up now for text alerts

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 11:46 am | Environment Southland

It takes just a couple of minutes, but a simple step taken now could make all the difference in a major emergency. More >>

Environment Southland Approves Regional Land Transport Plan

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 9:57 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors yesterday (29/04) approved the Southland Regional Land Transport Plan 2015–2021. More >>

Southland’s Big 3 Adopted for Consultation

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:39 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-25 consultation document, Southland’s Big 3 was adopted by the Council this morning (16/4) and will be publicly notified on 18 April. More >>

Managing Waituna into the Future

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:28 pm | Environment Southland

A vision for the Waituna catchment and lagoon has been suggested in a draft Strategy and Action Plan to help guide and coordinate work in the area over the next 10 years. More >>

Where’s your favourite swimming spot?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:05 am | Environment Southland

Information from a survey about where people swim, boat and collect seafood will provide useful insight into recreational water sites in the region. Scientists at Environment Southland are looking forward to analysing the results of the recreational ... More >>

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:42 pm | Environment Southland

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans Southland and Otago residents have until the end of next week (6 March) to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021. Environment Southland and the ... More >>

Health warning lifted

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:08 pm | Environment Southland

Health warnings for the Waikaia River in northern Southland have been lifted, after monitoring results showed the presence of cyanobacteria has reduced to below surveillance levels. Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland showed a high abundance of ... More >>

Joint Southland Otago approach to address transport issues

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 1:45 pm | Environment Southland

Southland and Otago residents have until 6 March to make submissions on the newly released Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plan . More >>

Summary of air submissions released

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 1:41 pm | Environment Southland

Southlanders will now get their opportunity to support or oppose the submissions received on the air plan review that seeks to improve the region’s air quality. More >>

Water users to be surveyed

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:29 am | Environment Southland

Where do you swim, boat and collect seafood? That’s the question being asked this summer. More >>

Health Warning: Potentially toxic algae in Waikaia River

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 1:24 pm | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland shows a high abundance of the naturally occurring and potentially toxic benthic cyanobacteria (blue/green or brown/black algae) in the Waikaia River in northern Southland. More >>

 

 

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