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Seeking Champions of the Environment

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:56 pm | Environment Southland

Do you know an inspiring group or environmental champion? Entries are now open for the 2014 Southland Environment Awards. More >>

What do you value most about our rivers?

Monday, 31 March 2014, 11:20 am | Environment Southland

A new concept has been developed which may change the way Environment Southland and others manage riverbeds across Southland – and you can tell us what you think about it. More >>

Environmental Report Cards for 2013 Released

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:10 am | Environment Southland

Environmental Report Cards for 2013 Released Annual report cards that give snapshots of various aspects of Southland’s environment for 2012-13 have been released. The Annual Environmental Monitoring Report Cards reflect some of the activities and scientific ... More >>

Draft Annual Plan 2014–15 is adopted

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 4:43 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland adopted their Draft Annual Plan and budget for 2014–15 at an extraordinary meeting today. More >>

Southland water quality information on display

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:24 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland is part of a new website launched this week which displays the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country. More >>

Stewart Island Gains First Marine Heritage Site

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 10:07 am | Environment Southland

Stewart Island Gains First Marine Heritage Site with Norwegian Whalers’ Base The historic Norwegian whalers’ base at Price’s Inlet on Stewart Island/Rakiura has been declared an archaeological site by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust making ... More >>

Conditions right for successful spraying at Mid Dome

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:08 pm | Environment Southland

A helicopter has made short work of 260 hectares of wilding pines following the successful boom spraying of the steep and difficult to access areas at Mid Dome in northern Southland. More >>

Invermay vital for the sheep industry

Friday, 7 March 2014, 8:21 pm | Environment Southland

The Southern Texel Breeders Association has called on the AgResearch Board and management to attend a meeting to explain what science will be left at the Invermay campus following the proposed restructure to Lincoln. More >>

Invermay vital for the sheep industry

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:46 pm | Environment Southland

The Southern Texel Breeders Association has called on the AgResearch Board and management to attend a meeting to explain what science will be left at the Invermay campus following the proposed restructure to Lincoln. More >>

Environment Southland adopts Plan Change 13

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 2:54 pm | Environment Southland

Council has today adopted Plan Change 13 – New Dairy Farming which was notified back in April 2012. Environment Southland Chairman Ali Timms says while new dairy farming is a significant contributor to the region’s economy, it can result in ... More >>

Environment Southland adopts Plan Change 13

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

Council has today adopted Plan Change 13 – New Dairy Farming which was notified back in April 2012. Environment Southland Chairman Ali Timms says while new dairy farming is a significant contributor to the region’s economy, it can result in ... More >>

Storm Warning: Boaties Advised to Secure Moorings

Monday, 24 February 2014, 11:36 am | Environment Southland

The Metservice has a storm warning in force for coastal Southland and Southland Regional Harbourmaster Kevin O’Sullivan is advising boaties to secure their moorings. More >>

Wasp infested weevils rooting for clover

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 5:58 pm | Environment Southland

Eager farmers fired up leaf suckers on a Mataura dairy farm this week for Southlands’ first harvest of clover root weevils infested with a biocontrol agent. Around 20 farmers turned up for the field day organised by New Zealand Landcare Trust and Environment ... More >>

Wasp infested weevils rooting for clover

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 11:37 am | Environment Southland

Wasp infested weevils rooting for clover Eager farmers fired up leaf suckers on a Mataura dairy farm this week for Southlands’ first harvest of clover root weevils infested with a biocontrol agent. Around 20 farmers turned up for the field day organised ... More >>

Southern Field Days – Pop in for a cuppa and a chat

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:11 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland staff invite you to pop in and see us for a cuppa and a chat at the 2014 Southern Field Days this week. This year we are taking an integrated approach – from the mountains to the sea – in our marquee. While the main focus ... More >>

Southern Field Days – An opportunity to bug biosecurity

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 5:04 pm | Environment Southland

They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and they’re on display in the Environment Southland marquee at Southern Field Days. More >>

Sunken fishing vessel located off Bluff Coast

Saturday, 8 February 2014, 2:54 pm | Environment Southland

Sunken fishing vessel located off Bluff Coast Divers have located the fishing vessel Ayson which sank off Stirling Point near Bluff early yesterday morning. More >>

Fishing vessel sinks off Bluff Coast

Friday, 7 February 2014, 10:18 am | Environment Southland

At about 3am this morning the fishing vessel Ayson sank off Stirling Point near Bluff. More >>

Flood Warning: Southland Rivers on the Rise

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 4:57 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has activated its flood warning broadcast following heavy rain last night and throughout the day. More >>

Summer boating made easier with new app

Friday, 27 December 2013, 1:14 pm | Environment Southland

A free new smart phone app to help boaties and water enthusiasts easily navigate boating regulations across the country has been developed. MarineMate, which can be used on both iPhone, iPad and android smart phones, provides material on boating ... More >>

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