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Proposed Air Quality Rules

Proposed Air Quality Rules

Find out about the proposed air quality rules for home heating, outdoor burning and fertiliser and agrichemical use.

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Hill Country Development

Hill Country Development

Find out what is and isn't covered by the proposed plan change and how this might affect your development.

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Environment Awards Videos

Environment Awards Videos

Watch videos of all the nominees from the 2014 Southland Environment Awards.

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Water and Land 2020 & Beyond

Water and Land 2020 & Beyond

Water and Land 2020 & Beyond is a partnership project between Environment Southland and Murihiku Ngāi Tahu rūnanga, to achieve community goals in relation to water within the Southland region.

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Our News...


Air Quality Review – proposed rules amended

Thursday, 4 September 2014 05:26 p.m.

Environment Southland has been reviewing its proposed changes to the Regional Air Quality Plan for Southland. Environment Southland Director of Policy, Planning and Regulatory Services Vin Smith said there had been some refining of the proposed rules outlined last week. Of significance ... Read More

Air Quality Review reaches a new milestone – Proposed rules in place

Friday, 29 August 2014 04:10 p.m.

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

Temporary Enforcement Policy for Dairy Effluent Pond Overflow

Friday, 15 August 2014 03:41 p.m.

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 of their consents ... Read More

Southland Environment Award winners announced

Friday, 1 August 2014 10:32 a.m.

The efforts of environmental champions from all over Southland have been recognised and celebrated at the 19th annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill last night. There were 37 nominees this year, which is on a par with last year. Event organiser ... Read More

Joint Southland Economic Project for Water Quality

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:11 p.m.

The two-year project being launched this week in Bluff will see local government, the primary sector, iwi, central government, and business working together on tools for understanding the economics of managing water quality in Southland. The project is part of ... Read More

Public Notices...


Stage 1 of the Proposed Regional Air Plan for Southland

Friday, 5 September 2014 11:37 a.m.

Stage 1 of the Proposed Regional Air Plan (Discharge of contaminants from domestic heating, outdoor burning, agrichemical and fertiliser use, and fire training)for Southland   Pursuant to Clause 5(1) of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is hereby ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

Regional Air Plan Review

Submissions close on Monday, 3 November 2014

Have your say about the proposed Regional Air Plan for Southland, which was notified on 6 September 2014. Either download a submission form, or use our new consultation portal.

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