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The Southland Shared Services Forum meeting that was to have been held on Friday, 22 June 2018, at 10.00 am, has been cancelled.
Councillors are hopeful mediation will resolve all issues as proposed Southland Water and Land Plan enters the Environment Court mediation stage.
Deliberations on the Long-term Plan consultation document and the Statement of Proposal: 'Fees and Charges for 2018-2021' resulted in some changes.
Help us decide what the council should look like for the next elections.
A proposal regarding representation arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections is available for public consultation until 4.30pm, 6 July 2018.
The Waituna Lagoon has been opened to the sea at Walker's Bay.
White Waters Limited have applied for resource consents for a dairy farming operation at Te Anau. Submissions are open until 5pm, 27 June 2018.
Sanford Limited, Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island has applied for variation to seven coastal permits. Submissions close 22 June 2018.
Pioneer Energy Ltd has applied to change the conditions of resource consents for the operation of the Monowai hydroelectric power scheme.
Environment Southland has partnered with More FM to host this year's mid winter swim at Oreti Beach.
The Environment Court has received 25 appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan.
Air pollution is already causing concern, with the first exceedance for the year recorded.
Winton, Te Anau and Gore will host community meetings to discuss the changes to the proposed plan.
Monitoring carried out by Environment Southland shows there are still high levels of the toxic algae planktonic cyanobacteria in the Waituna Lagoon.
Councillors have praised the development of a draft guide to limits by the Ministry for the Environment.