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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 >>

Clean Air Loans launched

Friday, 11 March 2016, 5:21 pm | Environment Southland

Making the move to cleaner home heating will become easier for Invercargill residents from today, with the start of the Clean Air Loans Invercargill Scheme. The low interest loans scheme is being launched at a ceremony at the Invercargill Fire Station at ... More >>

Time to talk about pests

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:33 am | Environment Southland

Time to talk about pests Southlanders have an opportunity over the next two months to tell Environment Southland what they think about rabbits, possums, gorse, broom and other pests. A new Regional Pest Management Plan is being developed and this ... More >>

Weevils with a big job to do

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:41 am | Environment Southland

Two hundred tiny weevils on a big mission are being released in Southland this week. The Darwin’s barberry seed weevils are being released as part of a biocontrol trial aimed at reducing the spread of Darwin’s barberry, a pest plant with the potential ... More >>

Bruce C Gull bows out

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 11:38 am | Environment Southland

After faithfully serving the Southland community for more than 20 years, Environment Southland’s educational mascot, Bruce C Gull, is bowing out. Brucie has had a very successful career, promoting environmental messages and initiatives to both children ... More >>

Non-compliance at all-time low for Southland

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:11 am | Environment Southland

It’s again been a year of pleasing results from industry, incidents and the dairy sector, the annual Compliance Monitoring Report compiled by Environment Southland has found. Compliance Manager Simon Mapp says Southland’s significant non-compliance ... More >>

Hearing to begin on Navigation Safety Bylaws

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:07 am | Environment Southland

A hearing on proposed amendments to the Southland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaws and a proposed plan change to the Coastal Plan is being held today (Thursday 12 November). More >>

Southland leads data management conversation

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 4:51 pm | Environment Southland

People from around the country will be joining Environment Southland staff tomorrow (Wednesday) at an information management conference being held at the Ascot Park Hotel. More >>

Proposed Regional Air Plan decision released

Monday, 19 October 2015, 11:00 am | Environment Southland

Public submissions have played a significant part in shaping the final decisions on the Proposed Regional Air Plan for Southland. More >>



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