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.
Environment Southland monitors and gathers information
about the quality and quantity of the region’s air, water and land
resources to enable these to be managed for future generations. We carry out
long-term monitoring across the region, as well as short-term research
and investigations where information gaps or potential problems
Many research outputs have been completed during 2014-2018. These include technical reports, posters and videos. Find out more about them and browse our database here:
► Environment Southland Science Reports
The quality of our air directly impacts the quality of our lives, and the environment.
Southland’s coastline is 3,400km long; the longest of any region in New Zealand.
Check out our range of interactive environmental data maps.
The meeting point between river and sea. Providing critical habitat and ecological heritage.
Contamination of groundwater is a key issue as it affects health, livestock and the environment.
Industry, water quality, plant growth and human health all rely on healthy soils. Find out more.
Discover the relationships between Southland’s water origin and quality, soils and geology.
Lots of spots in Southland a good for a fish and a paddle., check out the ones we monitor.
Our waterways are the lifeblood of our region. Find out what we are doing to protect water quality.
Aims to fill the gaps in our knowledge about how our waterways function and how ecosystems respond.
Wetlands support the highest proportion of endangered species of any terrestrial habitat on earth.