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Farmers reminded not to burn bale wrap

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:49 pm | Environment Southland

Farmers are urged to consider alternative options for disposing of bale wrap, as one of the region’s major bale wrap recyclers stops accepting it due to a market shutdown. More >>

Swimming targets up for discussion

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:35 pm | Environment Southland

Southlanders will soon be able to have their say on targets for how swimmable we want our rivers and lakes to be. The targets are a requirement of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) which was released by central government ... More >>

2018 Southland Community Environment Awards

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:55 pm | Environment Southland

Nominations now open for 2018 Southland Community Environment Awards 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 ... More >>

Time to count the birds

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:00 pm | Environment Southland

Southlanders are being urged to spend an hour relaxing in the garden in this week, observing the different types and numbers of birds that come to visit. More >>

Waituna update: Toxic algae alert removed for lagoon

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:26 pm | Environment Southland

The alert for potentially toxic algae at the Waituna Lagoon has now been removed after monitoring carried out by Environment Southland this month showed reduced levels of planktonic cyanobacteria (floating or suspended algae) in the Waituna Lagoon. ... More >>

Council hopeful mediation will resolve appeals

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:59 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland Councillors are hopeful mediation will resolve all issues as the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan enters the Environment Court mediation stage. More >>

Southland: Deliberations result in changes

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4:46 pm | Environment Southland

Deliberations result in changes Councillors today deliberated on all the 70 submissions received on the Long-term Plan 2018-2028 consultation document, Working together for a thriving Southland , and the Statement of Proposal: Fees and Charges for 2018-2021 ... More >>

Appeals received on proposed Southland Water and Land Plan

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:26 pm | Environment Southland

The Environment Court has received 25 appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, with the official period for lodging appeals closing last week (17 May). More >>

Invercargill records first air quality exceedance for 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:49 pm | Environment Southland

Just over a week into our winter air quality monitoring period, air pollution is already causing concern, with Invercargill recording its first exceedance of the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality. More >>

Duck hunters advised to take care at Waituna Lagoon

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:35 am | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland shows there are still high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria in the Waituna Lagoon. More >>

Draft guide provides clarity on limits

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 3:24 pm | Environment Southland

The Ministry for the Environment has provided a draft guide to limits under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater. Councillors praised the document at today’s Strategy and Policy Committee meeting, saying it provided the needed clarity for council and ... More >>

Positive water quality trends encouraging

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:07 pm | Environment Southland

River water quality trends released this week are cause for optimism, and credit is due to all those working hard to make a difference in Southland, including land users, businesses, iwi, and community groups. More >>

Long-term Plan consultation document out now

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:17 am | Environment Southland

It outlines the significant issues and proposed changes and budget for the next 10 years, with particular emphasis on the next three years. More >>

New trustees for Mid Dome Trust

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:29 pm | Environment Southland

The Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust is seeing a change of guard as two new trustees have recently been appointed to vacant seats. More >>

Councillors agree to help fund premix removal

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:55 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to contribute $250,000 as part of a regional funding package of $650,000 to enable the removal of ouvea premix from four sites in Southland. More >>

Effluent discharge affects Otapiri Stream

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:50 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland compliance staff are investigating an incident in the Limehills/Browns area where a significant volume of effluent has been discharged into a tributary feeding the Otapiri Stream. More >>

Edendale groundwater levels still concerning

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:54 pm | Environment Southland

The Edendale aquifer is showing its lowest level on record since Environment Southland started monitoring it in 2001. More >>

Toxic algae found in Waituna lagoon

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:37 am | Environment Southland

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland on 22 March, has shown high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria at Waituna Lagoon in Southland. More >>

Target for swimmable rivers released for Southland

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 3:12 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland has released a draft regional target for swimmable lakes and rivers as part of the Ministry for the Environment’s National targets for swimming water quality. The national targets were released in 2017, and indicated Southland’s ... More >>

Rabbit virus release to start in Southland next week

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:11 pm | Environment Southland

An initial release of the RHDV1 (K5) rabbit virus on three sites in Southland will be made from next week, if the weather permits. More >>



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