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Regional Pest Management Plan

Regional Pest Management Plan

We want to hear your views on how pests in Southland could be managed.

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Bathing Water Quality

Bathing Water Quality

Find out what the water's like - before you jump in.

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Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2014-2015

Check out our progress on the projects and programmes we have committed to in the Long-term Plan 2012–2022.

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LAWA Website

LAWA Website

LAWA brings together water quality monitoring information from across the country in one place, in a common and easy to understand format.

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Our News...


Time to talk about pests

Friday, 29 January 2016 11:02 a.m.

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 is a great chance for people ... Read More

Weevils with a big job to do

Monday, 25 January 2016 12:29 p.m.

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 ... Read More

Bruce C Gull bows out

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 02:59 p.m.

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 and adults through his involvement ... Read More

Non-compliance at all-time low for Southland

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:01 a.m.

It’s again been a year of pleasing results with industry, incidents and the dairy sector, the annual Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report compiled by Environment Southland has found. Compliance Manager Simon Mapp says Southland’s significant non-compliance rate is one of the lowest ... Read More

Environment website wins top Science Communication Award

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 11:52 a.m.

Environmental monitoring website Land, Air Water Aotearoa has scooped the top award at the annual Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) awards presented in Wellington on Monday evening. A collaboration between regional/unitary councils, the Ministry for the Environment, Cawthron Institute ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

Getting the best from Pest Management

Submissions close on Thursday, 31 March 2016

We are now seeking feedback on how pests in Southland could be managed. Which pests should be included, how do we prevent new pests from coming in, and when is pest management a community or landowner responsibility?

Public Notices...


Application to open Lake Waituna

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 04:26 p.m.

Environment Southland has received an application by the Lake Waituna Control Associationto periodically open Lake Waituna to the sea by excavating a channel through the barrier beach and berm between the lake and the sea. (Land Use Consent and Coastal Permit ... Read More

Notice of Meetings - February 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 03:00 p.m.

The following meetings of the Committees and Council of Environment Southland (the Southland Regional Council) will be held in the Council Chamber, Regional House, corner North Road and Price Street, Invercargill:  Friday, 5 February 2016 10.00 am         Southland Shared Services Chief Executives’ ... Read More

River Catchment and Land Drainage District Committees Annual General Meeting Timetable for 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 02:58 p.m.

The following is the timetable for the 2016 series of Annual General Meetings for River Catchment and Land Drainage Committees to discuss proposed 2016/17 works programmes, works budgets, rating levels, committee representation and general issues relating to each river catchment ... Read More

Decisions on submissions to the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland (Plan Change 4)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:15 a.m.

Pursuant to Clause 10 of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991, Environment Southland gives public notice of the fact that it has made its decisions on submissions and further submissions lodged to the following Plan Changes to ... Read More
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