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Water and Land Public Meetings

Water and Land Public Meetings

Come along to one of the public meetings being held this week to discuss Southland's water quality - the Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project and progress towards catchment limit setting.

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Health Warning - Cyanobacteria

Health Warning - Cyanobacteria

Potentially toxic algae have been identified in the Waikaia River in northern Southland. Please avoid contact, stay out of the affected rivers, and report your observations to Environment Southland.

Read more about the Health Warning - Cyanobacteria >>

Bathing Water Quality

Bathing Water Quality

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

Read more about the Bathing Water Quality >>

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.

Read more about the Proposed Air Quality Rules >>

Regional Policy Statement Review

Regional Policy Statement Review

The review process has now reached the hearing stage, during which submitters wanting to speak to their submission will be heard by a Council Hearings Panel.

Read more about the Regional Policy Statement Review >>

 

Our News...

30
Jan

Water users to be surveyed

Friday, 30 January 2015 11:14 a.m.

Where do you swim, boat and collect seafood? That’s the question being asked this summer. Environment Southland and members of the Recreational Bathing Group (including Southland District Council, Public Health South, Invercargill City Council and Te Ao Marama Incorporated) are launching ... Read More
19
Jan

Gore river level information

Monday, 19 January 2015 04:33 p.m.

Maintenance to the bridge pillars on the Mataura River at Gore is causing interference with the instruments used to record river flow and river level information. For this reason, readings for the Mataura River at Gore site have been temporarily ... Read More
16
Jan

Public meetings - Towards Catchment Limits for Water

Friday, 16 January 2015 12:17 p.m.

Environment Southland will be hosting public meetings across the region throughout the year to discuss the Water and Land 2020 & Beyond project and moving towards setting catchment limits for water. Water and Land 2020 & Beyond is Environment Southland’s project to ... Read More
15
Jan

Health Warning: Potentially toxic algae in Waikaia River

Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:17 p.m.

Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland shows a high abundance of the naturally occurring and potentially toxic benthic cyanobacteria (blue/green or brown/black algae) in the Waikaia River in northern Southland. Cyanobacteria algal mats have been observed floating downstream, which means the ... Read More
18
Dec

New tool to keep marine pests out of Fiordland

Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:08 a.m.

Environment Southland councillors yesterday agreed to co-fund the purchase of an inflatable vessel quarantine facility, which is a major step forward in the fight to keep new marine pests from entering Fiordland’s pristine waters. The councillors approved a contribution of up ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

We are currently not consulting on any plan changes, please check back at a later date.

Public Notices...

14
Jan

RMA - Real Journeys Limited, Deep Cove

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 02:29 p.m.

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Environment Southland. Real Journeys Limited, Deep Cove - Resource Consent Application APP-20147465 The application is for coastal permits to ... Read More
14
Jan

RMA - Jerry Excell, Deep Cove

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:41 p.m.

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Environment Southland. Jerry Excell, Deep Cove - Resource Consent Application APP-20147363 The application is to construct and occupy part of ... Read More
13
Jan

RMA - R K Raymond-Williams

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 03:16 p.m.

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to S.95A Resource Management Act 1991 that the following application for resource consent has been received by Environment Southland. R K Raymond-Williams, Kapuka - Resource Consent Application APP-20157535 The application is to renew existing resource consents ... Read More
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