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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 >>

New tool to keep marine pests out of Fiordland

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:54 am | Environment Southland

New tool to keep marine pests out of Fiordland Environment Southland councillors yesterday agreed to co-fund the purchase of an inflatable vessel quarantine facility, which is a major step forward in the fight to keep new marine pests from entering ... More >>

Grant to help preserve forest

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:09 pm | Environment Southland

An application to the Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) that exceeded the usual $3000 grant limit was approved by the Council’s Regional Services Committee this week. More >>

Students celebrate three years of planting

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:37 pm | Environment Southland

Students celebrate three years of planting Students at Woodlands Full Primary School will celebrate three years of hard work next Wednesday 3 December, with their final Living Streams planting day on a nearby farm. Environment Southland land sustainability ... More >>

New Committee Structure Reflects Work Streams

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 11:23 am | Environment Southland

A new committee structure that councillors have been working on for some months was adopted at yesterday’s council meeting. The structure is part of the council’s strategic focus on the increasingly complex and integrated work programmes and is ... More >>

Big response to air plan submissions - Gore

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:35 pm | Environment Southland

Hundreds of submissions have been received on the air plan review and proposed rules to help improve Southland’s air quality. Submissions closed at 5pm on Monday 3 November and they have come in a variety of formats, with many people making several ... More >>

Big response to air plan submissions - Invercargill

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:25 pm | Environment Southland

Hundreds of submissions have been received on the air plan review and proposed rules to help improve Southland’s air quality. Submissions closed at 5pm on Monday 3 November and they have come in a variety of formats, with many people making several ... More >>

Chance to ask questions about submitting on air rules

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:27 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday. More >>

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:17 pm | Environment Southland

At today’s Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this year’s annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. More >>

Councillors updated on Hill and High Country Plan Change

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:09 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors were today updated on the proposed hill and high country development plan change. More >>

Mayors ‘go digital’ for Get Ready Week

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:16 pm | Environment Southland

Southland Mayors Tim Shadbolt, Gary Tong and Tracy Hicks visited local libraries last week, to get their passports scanned to memory sticks. They were supporting Get Ready Week 2014, a national Civil Defence Emergency Management campaign encouraging ... More >>

Air Quality Review – proposed rules amended

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 5:31 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has been reviewing its proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland. More >>

Air Quality Review reaches a new milestone

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:18 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors agreed to notify proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland at a meeting last week. The Plan includes new rules to address air quality issues associated with home heating, outdoor burning, and ... More >>

Temporary Enforcement Policy for Dairy Effluent Overflow

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:12 pm | Environment Southland

A temporary enforcement policy announced by Environment Southland today (15/08/2014) will help farmers deal with effluent ponds in danger of overflowing due to the wet winter conditions. It allows dairy farmers to take action outside the conditions ... More >>

Local invention to help in emergencies

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:38 pm | Environment Southland

A portable call centre that can connect to any phone technology available has boosted Emergency Management Southland’s capability to respond during civil defence emergencies. The self-contained device fits into a suitcase and has been dubbed ‘the hedgehog’ ... More >>

 

 

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