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Water situation in Southland now “serious”

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 2:37 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has assessed the low water situation in Southland as ‘serious’. More >>

Southlanders urged to conserve water

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:05 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland is encouraging people across all of Southland to conserve water as the dry conditions are likely to continue. More >>

Southland’s 2017 driest year on record

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 3:40 pm | Environment Southland

2017 driest year on record Environment Southland’s data confirms that Southland has had its driest year since 1971. Southland received only 79% of the usual normal rainfall, with some areas experiencing particularly low rainfall levels. Environment ... More >>

Controlled Area for Fiordland

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 11:17 am | Environment Southland

A Controlled Area notice has been issued for an area of Breaksea Sound in Fiordland to prevent further spread of the Asian seaweed Undaria pinnatifida ( Undaria ). More >>

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:16 pm | Environment Southland

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes A mid-term review of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015 – 2021 is being carried out, and the public are being asked to comment on the proposed changes. The Otago and Southland Regional ... More >>

Consent holders urged to check consent conditions

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:25 pm | Environment Southland

Consent holders are being encouraged to become familiar with the water take conditions in their consents as river and groundwater levels remain low even after the weekend’s rain. More >>

Toxic algae found in the Aparima River at Thornbury

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:33 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s latest check for toxic algae at the Aparima River at Thornbury has detected elevated levels of potentially toxic cyanobacteria. More >>

Weekend rain a ‘drop in the bucket’

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:44 pm | Environment Southland

The rain that fell in many parts of Southland over the weekend has only provided a temporary relief for rivers and aquifers, Environment Southland monitoring shows. More >>

Southland’s low water levels “concerning”

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:35 pm | Environment Southland

It’s the summer Southlanders wished for last year, however the extended period of warm weather is having an impact on the region’s water resources. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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