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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 >>

Farmer sentenced for illegal earthworks

Friday, 28 October 2016, 3:30 pm | Environment Southland

A Northern Southland farmer had his actions described as “reckless” during a sentencing at the Invercargill District Court this morning. Adolf Hardegger and Hardegger Trustees Ltd were each sentenced on three charges, with fines of $11,900 on each ... More >>

Winton Stream effluent update

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:31 pm | Environment Southland

People should continue to avoid contact with the Winton Stream, as Environment Southland compliance staff investigate a discharge of effluent into a tributary feeding the stream last week. More >>

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 >>



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