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Toxic algae found in the mid-Mataura river

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 12:23 pm | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland has detected potentially toxic algae in shallow areas/edges of the mid-Mataura river. The algae produces toxins that can be harmful to people and animals if swallowed, or through contact with skin. Environment ... More >>

Broom busting mites available to the public

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:29 pm | Environment Southland

Broom busting mites available to the public A rare opportunity to take home some very special mites is being held at Nokomai Station in Northern Southland on Monday 27 November. The station has proven itself a highly successful breeding site for ... More >>

Regional development agency hearing info now available

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 5:33 pm | Environment Southland

The Southland Regional Development Agency proposal hearing date has been set down for Monday 13 November at Environment Southland. More >>

Southland Community Environment Award Winners Announced

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 8:14 am | Environment Southland

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 22nd Southland Community Environment Awards in Invercargill on Wednesday. More >>

A family friendly biodiversity treasure hunt

Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:00 pm | Environment Southland

A family friendly biodiversity treasure hunt Insects, plants, birds and lichens will all be the target of smart phone users during a Mini BioBlitz event being held at Sandy Point on Saturday 14 October. Organised by Environment Southland and supported ... More >>

Over 100 Submissions on Southland Regional Development Plan

Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:09 am | Environment Southland

More than 100 submissions have been received on the Southland Mayoral Forum’s proposal for a regional development agency. More >>

No toxic algae found in latest results

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 4:50 pm | Environment Southland

Fears of a potentially disrupted start to the fishing season have been allayed with the latest results from water quality sampling at Waituna Lagoon showing no further sign of potentially toxic algae. More >>

Council to become climate change signatory

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:12 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors today approved Environment Southland becoming a signatory to the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration. More >>

Southland Regional Policy Statement to become operative

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:11 pm | Environment Southland

At today’s council meeting councillors approved the proposed Southland Regional Policy Statement (SRPS) becoming operative on 9 October 2017. More >>

Council to become climate change signatory

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:59 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors today approved Environment Southland becoming a signatory to the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration. More >>

Southland businesses and public urged to get involved

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:24 am | Environment Southland

Southland’s mayors and chairman are encouraging businesses and the public to take an interest in the Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA) proposal that opened for consultation this week. More >>

Cyanobacteria found in Waituna lagoon

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 11:16 am | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland, on 15 August, has shown high abundance of planktonic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Waituna Lagoon in Southland. Planktonic (floating algae) cyanobacteria is different to that found in rivers during warmer ... More >>

Waituna to receive government funding

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Environment Southland

The Waituna Partners’ Group has been successful in gaining funding from the Government’s Freshwater Improvement Fund to further the work already underway in the Waituna catchment. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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