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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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