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Website Survey

Website Survey

We’re refreshing our website and want your ideas and thoughts. There are four $50 ILT vouchers up for grabs.

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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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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.

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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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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...


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

Court imposes a large fine on repeat offender

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:47 p.m.

The Environment Court yesterday imposed a $48,000 fine on a Waituna dairy farmer for breaching the Resource Management Act. Kevin John Belling was convicted of discharging contaminants (effluent) onto land where it may have entered water following a two-day jury trial ... Read More

Grant to help preserve forest

Thursday, 4 December 2014 12:26 p.m.

Grant to help preserve forest An application to the Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) that exceeded the usual $3000 grant limit was approved by the Council’s Regional Services Committee this week. The $9481 grant was awarded to Rod and Nan Sinclair to continue ... Read More

Students celebrate three years of planting

Friday, 28 November 2014 02:33 p.m.

Students at Woodlands Full Primary School will celebrate three years of hard work next Wednesday 3 December, with their final Living Streams planting day on a nearby farm. Environment Southland land sustainability officer Anastazia Raymond said the students have been part ... Read More

New Committee Structure Reflects Work Streams

Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:19 a.m.

A new committee structure that councillors have been working on for some months was adopted at yesterday’s council meeting. The structure is part of the council’s strategic focus on the increasingly complex and integrated work programmes and is designed to improve ... Read More

Currently Consulting On...

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

Public Notices...


Regional Solid Waste Management Plan Revoked

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 12:12 p.m.

Environment Southland hereby gives notice that the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan for Southland 1996 is no longer operative.  It has been replaced by Plan Change 14 to the Regional Water Plan for Southland, which became operative 1 September 2014.  Any ... Read More

Drainage Rating District Works Schedules

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:50 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that scheduled work on drainage rating districts administered by Environment Southland is to be carried out during the 12 month period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. The work proposed forms part of Environment Southland’s responsibilities to ... Read More

Annual River Liaison Committee Timetable

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:02 a.m.

The following is the timetable for the 2014 series of Annual General Meetings for River Catchment and Land Drainage Committees to discuss proposed 2015/16 works programmes, works budgets, rating levels, Committee representation and general issues relating to each river catchment and ... Read More
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