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Chance to ask questions about submitting on air rules

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:27 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday. More >>

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:17 pm | Environment Southland

At today’s Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this year’s annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. More >>

Councillors updated on Hill and High Country Plan Change

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:09 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors were today updated on the proposed hill and high country development plan change. More >>

Mayors ‘go digital’ for Get Ready Week

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:16 pm | Environment Southland

Southland Mayors Tim Shadbolt, Gary Tong and Tracy Hicks visited local libraries last week, to get their passports scanned to memory sticks. They were supporting Get Ready Week 2014, a national Civil Defence Emergency Management campaign encouraging ... More >>

Air Quality Review – proposed rules amended

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 5:31 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has been reviewing its proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland. More >>

Air Quality Review reaches a new milestone

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:18 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors agreed to notify proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland at a meeting last week. The Plan includes new rules to address air quality issues associated with home heating, outdoor burning, and ... More >>

Temporary Enforcement Policy for Dairy Effluent Overflow

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:12 pm | Environment Southland

A temporary enforcement policy announced by Environment Southland today (15/08/2014) will help farmers deal with effluent ponds in danger of overflowing due to the wet winter conditions. It allows dairy farmers to take action outside the conditions ... More >>

Local invention to help in emergencies

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:38 pm | Environment Southland

A portable call centre that can connect to any phone technology available has boosted Emergency Management Southland’s capability to respond during civil defence emergencies. The self-contained device fits into a suitcase and has been dubbed ‘the hedgehog’ ... More >>

Record breach for Invercargill air quality

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:09 pm | Environment Southland

Air quality in Invercargill over the weekend reached a new high, which is a new low when it comes to meeting the government’s National Environmental Standard for Air Quality. More >>

Hill and High Country decision deferred

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 11:49 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors met today and agreed to defer notifying the proposed Hill and High Country Development Plan Change. The move follows the decision last month to delay the plan change in order to clarify some of the provisions and to ... More >>

Annual Plan 2014/15 Adopted

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 4:02 pm | Environment Southland

Annual Plan 2014/15 Adopted The 2014/15 Annual Plan was adopted at today’s Council Meeting. Overall, the rating income forecast for 2014/15 is $13.730 million, which is an increase of $865,837 or 6.73% on 2013/15. Changes agreed to by council at a ... More >>

Invercargill’s air quality breaches national standards

Friday, 13 June 2014, 5:27 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill’s air quality is now in breach of the Government’s National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NES). More >>

Councillors approve requests for additional funding

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 5:22 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors met today and considered matters relating to the 2014/15 draft Annual Plan, including submissions. More >>

Southland rivers likely to remain high during the weekend

Friday, 23 May 2014, 2:32 pm | Environment Southland

Southland’s rivers are reacting quickly to rainfall, due to already saturated soils. Environment Southland activated its flood warning status on Wednesday morning (21/5), which monitors rivers and rainfall throughout Southland. After recent rainfall ... More >>

Environmental issues discussed with cruise ship companies

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 12:38 pm | Environment Southland

Hitchhiking organisms and watching out for whales were on the agenda when Environment Southland met with cruise ship industry representatives in the USA, in March. More >>

Southland rivers rising but no major problems anticipated

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 3:28 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has this morning, activated its flood warning service on its website so that people near rivers can monitor them. Just after 9.00am this morning the Metservice issued a severe weather warning for Fiordland. Rain has also been ... More >>

Chairman to put the case for national leadership

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:37 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland Chairman Ali Timms is meeting with the Minister for Primary Industries today to discuss the real risks to New Zealand’s environmental and economic future if the issues of the sheep meat industry are not resolved. Chairman Timms ... More >>

Potential for aquaculture investigated through joint project

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:24 pm | Environment Southland

Initial phases of a joint aquaculture zoning project for the Southland region have just been completed. The project, involving Environment Southland and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is aimed at providing strategic direction for future ... More >>

Funding support to enhance water quality

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 10:49 am | Environment Southland

Landowners in the Waihopai and Waikawa catchments will have better access to funding for fencing and planting following a decision by Environment Southland councillors today to relax grant criteria. More >>

Invercargill-Bluff walkway construction resumes

Friday, 2 May 2014, 4:24 pm | Environment Southland

Construction works are underway for the next section of the walkway and cycle trail connecting Invercargill and Bluff. More >>



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