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Remediation Plan Needed To Address Tiwai Contamination

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 1:46 pm | Environment Southland

The independent monitoring undertaken earlier this year to fill gaps we identified in New Zealand Aluminium Smelters’ data confirms our initial understanding of numerous legacy and ongoing sources of contamination to the environment. Environment Southland’s ... More >>

Report shows improving compliance

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:29 pm | Environment Southland

The vast majority of Southland farmers are following the rules with the rate of significant dairy non-compliance dropping to 1.9%, the annual Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report has found. More >>

Broom busting mites available to the public

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:52 pm | Environment Southland

A rare opportunity to take home some very special mites is being held near Mossburn on Tuesday 20 November. More >>

Input sought on strategic direction for Coastal Plan review

Monday, 12 November 2018, 2:27 pm | Environment Southland

A major step in the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland is available for public feedback from today. More >>

Long-time employees retire

Friday, 9 November 2018, 6:59 pm | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s catchment management team will lose two long-time river engineers when they retire in the coming weeks. More >>

Council adopts Annual Report and Overview for 2017/18

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:12 pm | Environment Southland

Today, the Council adopted its Annual Report 2017/18 and Annual Report 2017/18 Overview, which show that overall, the Council achieved what it set out to do, and that its balance sheet remains strong. More >>

Submissions close on pest plan

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:39 pm | Environment Southland

Submissions on the proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan and proposed Biosecurity Strategy closed on Tuesday and staff will now get to work compiling the submissions and determining a starting date for the hearing. More >>

Environment Awards announced

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 10:03 pm | Environment Southland

Southland’s environmental champions have been recognised at the 23rd Southland Community Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight. More >>

Council confirms commitment to meeting national obligations

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:38 am | Environment Southland

At Environment Southland’s strategy and policy committee on Wednesday (17 October), councillors endorsed the revised Progressive Implementation Programme (PIP), which outlines the process by which the council will meet its national requirements to ... More >>

Council to donate vehicle to Trust

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:37 am | Environment Southland

Environment Southland’s councillors endorsed the donation of a 4x4 utility vehicle from council’s fleet to the Stewart Island-Rakiura Community and Environment Trust (SIRCET) to support the Trust’s operations on Stewart Island. More >>

Southland science celebrated at symposium

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:37 pm | Environment Southland

The last four years of science conducted by Environment Southland was shared with a mixed group of people from around the country on Wednesday at the Environment Southland Science Symposium. More >>

2018-2019 rates increase

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:25 pm | Environment Southland

The Council today set the rates increase for the 2018-2019 financial year in accordance with the Long-term Plan 2018-2028, which was approved by the Council on 29 June 2018. More >>

Aparima Farmers Impress Environment Minister

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 2:13 pm | Environment Southland

A group of Aprima farmers briefed Environment Minister David Parker on a project they have initiated, in Otautau on Friday (September 21). More >>

A new pest plan for Southland

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 9:37 am | Environment Southland

Planning for the future of biosecurity in Southland is the focus of the proposed Biosecurity Strategy and proposal for a Southland Regional Pest Management Plan which are open for public submissions from today. More >>

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 >>





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