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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 >>

Council meeting: In brief

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 3:22 pm | Environment Southland

Council meeting: In brief At the Environment Southland council meeting today, several key decisions were made. Rates set Environment Southland today set the rating level for the 2015/16 financial year, reflecting the core services and work programmes ... More >>

Council trials new tool for getting ideas

Friday, 11 September 2015, 2:27 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland is trying something new to engage Southland residents in discussions around water quality. More >>

Environment Southland Formalises Partnership

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 7:59 am | Environment Southland

An official partnership between Environment Southland and the Ballance Farm Environment Awards will offer significant benefits for farmers in the region. More >>

Changes proposed to navigation bylaws

Monday, 17 August 2015, 11:08 am | Environment Southland

Changes proposed to navigation bylaws Proposed amendments to the Southland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaws and a proposed plan change to the Coastal Plan were publicly notified for submissions on Saturday (15 August). Environment Southland ... More >>

20th Annual Southland Environment Award winners

Friday, 7 August 2015, 5:24 pm | Environment Southland

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 20th Annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight [Wednesday 5th August]. More >>

Towards a new plan – water and land

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:14 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has released an engagement document today that outlines the Council’s thinking and highlights some approaches that could help to improve water quality. This is an important stage in our Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project. More >>

Southlanders urged to avoid travel

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 3:22 pm | Environment Southland

Emergency Management Southland and the Police are urging motorists to avoid non-essential travel tomorrow morning, until the condition of the roads is known. Metservice forecasts suggest further snowfall tonight, with snow showers likely to continue through Wednesday ... More >>

Long-term Plan 2015-2025 Adopted

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 5:29 pm | Environment Southland

Councillors adopted Environment Southland’s Long-term Plan 2015-2025 at this morning’s extraordinary meeting of council. More >>

Council surplus to reduce proposed rate rises

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:19 am | Environment Southland

Due to unexpectedly high returns on financial investments, Environment Southland is planning to put forward $1 million to reduce proposed rate increases in its Long-term Plan 2015-2025. More >>

Southland river in the national spotlight

Friday, 12 June 2015, 2:41 pm | Environment Southland

The Waimea Stream in Balfour is the focus of attention this month, featuring as River of the Month on a video on the LAWA (Land, Air, Water Aotearoa) website. More >>

Regional Policy Statement decisions released

Friday, 5 June 2015, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

Decisions on the Southland Regional Policy Statement (RPS) are being released tomorrow (Saturday 6 June). More >>

Public comment sought on biodiversity challenges

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:27 pm | Environment Southland

The importance of protecting significant areas of indigenous vegetation and habitats of indigenous fauna is a focus of the Biodiversity Chapter of the Regional Policy Statement, which is being released for public comment this Saturday (23/5/2015). More >>

Education approach to air plan rules this winter

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:33 pm | Environment Southland

Education approach to air plan rules this winter Environment Southland councillors endorsed an educational approach to the proposed air quality plan rules at this morning’s council meeting (20/5/2015). The proposed rules affect home heating in the Invercargill ... More >>



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