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Winton Stream affected by effluent discharge

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:19 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Benmore area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged to a tributary feeding the Winton Stream. Acting compliance manager Graeme McKenzie said action has been ... More >>

Farewell after three decades’ public service

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10:28 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland will be saying farewell to two of its long-serving council members, Marion Miller and Jan Riddell, at their last council meeting today. Both Marion and Jan were elected to the inaugural Southland Regional Council when it was ... More >>

Lucky save for stormwater petrol

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:51 pm | Environment Southland

Action was taken to prevent petrol tipped down a stormwater drain from entering the Otepuni Stream in Invercargill this afternoon. More >>

Council selects hearing panel

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:27 pm | Environment Southland

Council selects hearing panel The council has selected the hearing panel for the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan. The hearing panel members are: Environment Southland councillors Lloyd McCallum, Nicol Horrell and Maurice Rodway, and Rob van ... More >>

21st Southland Community Environment Award winners announced

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:14 pm | Environment Southland

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 21st Southland Community Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight [Thursday 28 July]. More >>

Plan submissions close next week

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:48 pm | Environment Southland

Submissions on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan close on Monday. The proposed plan, which has been out for public consultation since 3rd June, has so far attracted only 20 submissions however many more are expected to come in over the week. “We ... More >>

Transport issues and solutions to be shared

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 5:08 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to support the Southland Regional Land Transport Committee to work collaboratively with other south island transport committees to develop and implement a shared programme of work. More >>

Air standards breached in Invercargill and Gore

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 3:12 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill and Gore are now both in breach of the Government’s National Environment Standards for Air Quality (NES), despite being only two months into the winter monitoring period. The standards set at an average daily limit of 50 micrograms/m3 for the pollutant ... More >>

Help needed to unravel wallaby mystery

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 1:32 pm | Environment Southland

The discovery of a dead wallaby on the side of the Hokonui School Road has left Environment Southland biosecurity officers with a mystery to unravel. More >>

Environment Southland Annual Plan 2016/17 adopted

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:20 pm | Environment Southland

At yesterday’s Council Meeting (18/05/2016), councillors adopted Environment Southland’s Annual Plan 2016/17, reducing the projected overall rate increase of 5.40% down to 1.32% for the year. More >>

Velvetleaf inspections nearing end

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 1:40 pm | Environment Southland

Velvetleaf inspections in Southland will continue until the end of this week, when more than 4,000 hectares of fodder beet crops will have been searched. The Ministry for Primary Industries has committed to continue the response partnership with Environment ... More >>

Community keen to talk about pests

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 2:45 pm | Environment Southland

Southlanders have demonstrated a keen desire to talk about which pests should be included in the new Regional Pest Management Plan being developed. Over 120 submissions were received during the initial feedback period which ended on 31 March, with suggestions ... More >>

A plan to protect Fiordland

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 4:00 pm | Environment Southland

A proposal for a plan which will help protect Fiordland from marine pests was publicly notified on Saturday 9 April and the public now have the opportunity provide feedback. The Fiordland Marine Pathway Plan is the first of its kind to be developed in New ... More >>

Nominations open for Southland Community Environment Awards

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:49 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 >>

Councils work together in velvetleaf search

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:08 am | Environment Southland

Staff from all of Southland’s councils are out walking in fodder beet crops this week in the search for the pest plant velvetleaf. A total of 76 team members are in the field today, including staff from Environment Southland, Invercargill City ... More >>

Farmers urged to look for velvetleaf

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 12:51 pm | Environment Southland

Southland farmers are being urged to be proactive in the fight against the pest weed velvetleaf. There are plans to inspect the fodder beet crops of all properties planted with the known contaminated seed, however the short timeframe before this ... More >>

Velvetleaf response stepped up

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 4:25 pm | Environment Southland

Velvetleaf response stepped up Teams of staff from Environment Southland will be heading out to farms this week in an effort to locate outbreaks of the pest weed velvetleaf. This aggressive weed has been identified in contaminated fodder beet ... More >>

No formal consultation required for the 2016/17 Annual Plan

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:43 am | Environment Southland

No formal consultation required for the 2016/17 Annual Plan At today’s Council meeting councillors decided that formal consultation for the development of the 2016/17 Annual Plan was not required. This annual plan is the first following the adoption ... More >>

A plan to keep marine pests out

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 12:08 pm | Environment Southland

A plan to keep marine pests out Keeping the pristine waters of Fiordland free from marine pests is the key aim of a Fiordland Marine Pathway Plan proposed by council. The pathway plan is the first of its kind for New Zealand. Environment Southland ... More >>

Velvetleaf identified on Southland property

Friday, 18 March 2016, 4:11 pm | Environment Southland

A potentially devastating pest plant has made an appearance in Southland. A single case of the weed ‘velvetleaf’ has been identified on a Southland property and farmers who have fodder beet crops are being asked to keep an eye out for any more ... More >>



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