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Further submissions called for on plan

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:55 am | Environment Southland

Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are invited from 30 November to close of business on 19 December. More >>

Improved performance reaps rewards

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:49 pm | Environment Southland

Routine flights for aerial monitoring of farm dairy effluent discharge consents will not be carried out during 2016/17. More >>

Live wallaby caught in Invercargill

Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:07 pm | Environment Southland

The discovery of a live wallaby in a city backyard in Invercargill has raised concerns that people don’t understand the risk these pests pose to the region. More >>

New Regional Council Chairman elected

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:58 am | Environment Southland

At today’s inaugural meeting of the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland), councillors were sworn in and Nicol Horrell was elected chairman. More >>

Farmer sentenced for illegal earthworks

Friday, 28 October 2016, 3:30 pm | Environment Southland

A Northern Southland farmer had his actions described as “reckless” during a sentencing at the Invercargill District Court this morning. Adolf Hardegger and Hardegger Trustees Ltd were each sentenced on three charges, with fines of $11,900 on each ... More >>

Winton Stream effluent update

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:31 pm | Environment Southland

People should continue to avoid contact with the Winton Stream, as Environment Southland compliance staff investigate a discharge of effluent into a tributary feeding the stream last week. More >>

Winton Stream affected by effluent discharge

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:19 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Benmore area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged to a tributary feeding the Winton Stream. Acting compliance manager Graeme McKenzie said action has been ... More >>

Farewell after three decades’ public service

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10:28 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland will be saying farewell to two of its long-serving council members, Marion Miller and Jan Riddell, at their last council meeting today. Both Marion and Jan were elected to the inaugural Southland Regional Council when it was ... More >>

Lucky save for stormwater petrol

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:51 pm | Environment Southland

Action was taken to prevent petrol tipped down a stormwater drain from entering the Otepuni Stream in Invercargill this afternoon. More >>

Council selects hearing panel

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:27 pm | Environment Southland

Council selects hearing panel The council has selected the hearing panel for the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan. The hearing panel members are: Environment Southland councillors Lloyd McCallum, Nicol Horrell and Maurice Rodway, and Rob van ... More >>

21st Southland Community Environment Award winners announced

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:14 pm | Environment Southland

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 21st Southland Community Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight [Thursday 28 July]. More >>

Plan submissions close next week

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:48 pm | Environment Southland

Submissions on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan close on Monday. The proposed plan, which has been out for public consultation since 3rd June, has so far attracted only 20 submissions however many more are expected to come in over the week. “We ... More >>

Transport issues and solutions to be shared

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 5:08 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to support the Southland Regional Land Transport Committee to work collaboratively with other south island transport committees to develop and implement a shared programme of work. More >>

Air standards breached in Invercargill and Gore

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 3:12 pm | Environment Southland

Invercargill and Gore are now both in breach of the Government’s National Environment Standards for Air Quality (NES), despite being only two months into the winter monitoring period. The standards set at an average daily limit of 50 micrograms/m3 for the pollutant ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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