Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Cycle Trail gets partial consent
The Around the Mountain Cycle Trail has been granted partial resource consent by independent hearing commissioner Denis Nugent, of Wanaka.
Councillor disappointed at cycle trail decision
Southland District Councillor John Douglas is very disappointed at the decision to grant only partial resource consent for the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Southland's coastline to be monitored by volunteers in new programme
A new monitoring programme by the Southland Coastal Heritage Inventory Project, which involves the voluntary recording of cultural heritage sites along the Southland/Murihiku coastline, was launched at the Bluff Marae last Friday, 20 July.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Government giving mixed messages
The Government is giving mixed messages around its proposed local government reforms, Southland District Council Mayor Frana Cardno said.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Communities urged to speak out against reforms
Southland District Council is urging its community boards, CDAs and other community groups to speak up against the proposed local government reforms.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Greymouth Petroleum Ltd granted consent for exploration
Greymouth Petroleum Ltd has been granted land use consent to carry out petroleum exploration on Stewart Island.
Friday, 6 July 2012
LIM notices issued to potentially earthquake-prone buildings
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Update on roading conditions
Motorists are being asked to drive with extreme caution as icy conditions and snow have made roads treacherous around the district.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Update on roading conditions – 18 June
Motorists are being asked to drive with extreme caution as icy conditions have made roads treacherous this morning.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Te Anau community unite against developments in Fiordland
The Te Anau community is uniting together to battle against the major development proposals that threaten the protection of conservation land in Fiordland.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Southland District Mayor criticises justification of cuts to road funding
Friday, 18 May 2012
Stewart Island levy update
Southland District Council is progressing with plans for the administration of the Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy and will be working with key stakeholders, the Community Board and the Stewart Island community to put a transparent and robust system in place.
Policy and Planning Manager Susan Cuthbert said that Council is looking at a number of options for collecting the levy.
Friday, 11 May 2012
229 submissions to Draft Long Term Plan
Southland District Council has received 229 submissions to its Draft Long Term Plan, the highest number of submissions to a Draft Long Term Plan to date.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Council proposes changes to its bookbus service
Southland District Council is proposing changes to its bookbus service in the Draft Long Term Plan to cater for usage demands and declines across the District.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Council Draft 10 Year Plan approved
The Southland District Council is proposing a 5.61% rise for district rates for 2012-13 in its draft 10 Year Plan, released for public consultation at yesterday's Council meeting.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Hosing restrictions lifted across Southland District
All hosing restrictions are being lifted by Southland District Council as of March 1, 2012.
Monday, 27 February 2012
Update on Roading Conditions - 9.30am February 27
All roads are now open in Southland, but the Pyramid Bridge remains closed.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Roads closed due to flooding - Update 6pm 24 February
Flooding has caused closures of bridges and roads in the Northern Southland area.
Update on roading conditions Feb 24 2012 (11:30am)
Two Northern Southland roads have been closed this morning because of flooding.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Fire ban to be lifted
Recent rain has eased the fire danger so the fire ban across Southland will be lifted on Saturday (February 25).
Monday, 30 January 2012
Reminder to recycle responsibly
Staff at the Rakiura Resource Recovery Centre on Stewart Island would like to remind people about the importance of responsible recycling after two isolated incidents in recent times have resulted in health and safety being compromised.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Reminder to microchip your dog
Southland District Council is reminding dog owners to microchip their dogs after it has had to send out 50 infringement notices to dog owners throughout the district who have failed to do so, despite the written requests they have received.
Dangerous building notices for two Winton properties
Two buildings in Winton have been issued with dangerous building notices by the Southland District Council.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Hosing restrictions across Southland District
Southland District residents are being asked to conserve water as the ongoing dry weather puts pressure on the district's 12 water schemes.
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Total fire ban in southern district
A total fire ban for all of Southland and parts of the Clutha District covered by the Southern Rural Fire Authority will be in place from 8am today (Thursday 5 January).
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Hosing restrictions in Riverton and Ohai
Residents in Riverton and Ohai have hosing restrictions until 14 January or until further notice.Southland District Council water and waste assets manager Ian Evans said the restrictions in Riverton are due to low water levels and increasing pressure on the water treatment plant, while Environment Southland has asked Council to not take any more water from the source in Ohai.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Office Closures - Christmas and New Year
All Southland District Council offices will close on Friday 23 December at 12 noon.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Water issues discussed
Water and wastewater quality, and stormwater were key issues for discussion for Southland District councillors at their meeting on Wednesday.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Mayors decide on Anniversary Day date
The three southern Mayors have decided Southland Anniversary Day will be celebrated on Easter Tuesday every year.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Consent application refused
A resource consent application from Lake Te Anau Developments Limited to undertake a 15-lot subdivision has been turned down by Southland District Council's Resource Management Committee.