Learn more about our work culture and see job vacancies.
Meet the current Councillors, representing the Southland community.
Activities that might affect the environment could require a resource consent from us.
Read about land management issues and good environmental practices.
Get the latest air quality information and monitoring results.
We monitor information about the environment to enable it to be managed for future generations.
Check out a range of helpful information for our farming community.
There are many opportunities for the community to participate in our decision-making processes.
We're responsible for pest management within the Southland region. We
work with people to ensure pest plants and animals do not impact too severely
on the values that give Southland a world class environment.Our work helps
protecting New Zealand's economy and environment as well as people's social and
cultural wellbeing and health from pests and diseases. It includes trying to prevent
new pests and diseases from arriving, and controlling or eradicating those
Note: Our new Southland Regional Pest Management Plan is now operative. Our website is still being updated with the new rules and information. To ensure the most accurate information, you can read the full plan at www.es.govt.nz/rpmp or contact one of our biosecurity officers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0800 76 88 45.
Introduced species can have an adverse effect on regional economy, environment and biodiversity.
Find out about the common pest plants we deal with.
Learn how using natural enemies of pest species like gorse helps fight their spread in Southland.
Learn more about the Guardians and their role in the protection of Fiordland's marine environment.
Got native habitat on your property? This is a great way to understand more about its values.
The waters around Southland are as unique as the land above, and are equally at risk from pests.
A monoculture forest of pine trees threatens to totally change our Southland landscapes forever.
PCAs support coordinated control of possums between landowners. Find out how you can benefit.
The plan aims to protect Fiordland from marine pests carried in on vessels.
A Controlled Area has been declared in Breaksea Sound in Fiordland to reduce the spread of Undaria.