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Environment Southland
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 Southland is a vast natural playground, a diverse environment that supports a myriad of industries, lifestyles and recreational pursuits. The region includes Invercargill City, the borough of Gore and New Zealand's newest national treasure, Stewart Island/Rakiura National Park. It encompasses a total land area of. 3,035,577 ha, with a population of just under 100,000.

Southland's 3400km of coast (more than any other region) provides habitat, recreation and a base for a growing marine industry, which includes marine farming and international tourism. Rivers traverse the land and spill into the mighty lakes of Te Anau, Manapouri and Hauroko, New Zealand's deepest lake.

Every year, more than a million visitors come to admire the beauty and abundance of Southland's environment from our world heritage parks, internationally recognised wetlands, our great walks and ancient forests.




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Monday, 19 September 2011
3:22PM
New rules for intensively farmed stock around natural waterways 197 views

Monday, 25 July 2011
8:13PM
Drivers Advised To Be Cautious - Frosts Forecast Snow has begun to melt over much of Southland today, but forecasts suggest there will be severe inland frosts and ice. 101 views

8:11PM
Some Roads Opening, Non-Essential Travel Should Still Be Avoided State Highway 1 between Balclutha and Dunedin, State Highway 93 between Mataura and Clinton, and State Highway 94 between Te Anau to Milford remain closed. 87 views

8:10PM
Southlanders Warned Of Frosts, Avoid Travel Residents of eastern and northern Southland are advised to further delay any travel until the early afternoon as roads across the region continue to be affected by snow and ice. 94 views

8:08PM
SH6 Remains Closed Southland residents being strongly advised to stay home and avoid all non-essential travel this morning, as roads all over the region are affected by snow and ice. 101 views

8:07PM
Southlanders Urged To Stay Off Roads Southland roads are in a treacherous state and the public is being advised to stay home and avoid all non-essential travel this morning. 89 views

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
2:54PM
Irrigation Workshop In Gore When to start and when to stop irrigating will be under discussion at a workshop in Gore next Tuesday, 26 July. 105 views

Thursday, 14 July 2011
4:09PM
Green Screen Movies Now Available To View Online 165 views

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
3:45PM
Southlanders Should Prepare For Snow Met Service has issued a severe weather warning for much of Southland with heavy snowfalls expected for today and tomorrow. 121 views

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
4:21PM
New Plan Changes Affect Discharges From Closed Landfills Environment Southland has been working with stakeholders to develop policies and rules for managing the environmental effects associated with discharges from closed landfills. 62 views

Thursday, 7 July 2011
3:17PM
Environmental Champions Honoured Southland’s environmental champions were honoured at the sixteenth Southland Environment Awards held in Invercargill last night (Wednesday 6 July). 91 views

Thursday, 30 June 2011
2:22PM
Optimism Following Ministerial Visit To Waituna Environment Minister Nick Smith has acknowledged the national significance of the Waituna Lagoon but stopped short of promising Government funding to help prevent it from flipping into a slimy state. 64 views

Monday, 13 June 2011
7:44AM
Waituna Dairy Farmers Fined for Effluent Discharges Waituna dairy farm manager Kevin Belling and his wife Rhonda Raymond-Williams have each been convicted and fined in the Invercargill District Court for four breaches of the Resource Management Act last September and October. 223 views

Thursday, 9 June 2011
8:53AM
Council Budgets $1.99 million for Waituna Response Environment Southland estimates it will need an extra $1.99 million dollars in the next financial year alone, to continue its attempts to prevent Waituna Lagoon from “flipping”. 97 views

Tuesday, 7 June 2011
8:12AM
Law Change Needed to Make Effluent Discharges to Roads a Traffic Offence Environment Southland is calling on the Government to amend the Land Transport Act to make it a specific offence for stock trucks to leak effluent onto roads. 132 views

Saturday, 21 May 2011
8:28AM
No grounds for notifying briquetting plant applications Environment Southland had no legally valid reason for holding a full public hearing to consider applications for a proposed lignite briquetting plant in Eastern Southland. 175 views

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
9:38AM
Poor compliance has Council taking hard line Recent poor compliance by dairy farmers in the region has dismayed Environment Southland Councillors and compliance staff. 74 views

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
7:19AM
Mokoreta River rising sharply The Mokoreta River is rising sharply tonight and Environment Southland’s hydrologists are monitoring the situation across the region. 220 views

Friday, 6 May 2011
1:57PM
Consultation Occurring on Fractured Rock and Confined Aquifer Proposed Plan Change Environment Southland is currently reviewing its rules around the management of fractured rock and confined aquifers to provide for a more effective mechanism for managing these groundwater resources, and we would like your feedback on what these rules should be. 221 views

Monday, 18 April 2011
8:30AM
Groundwater Influence on Waituna Lagoon Investigated A technical report has indicated that groundwater is likely to have a significant impact on surface water in the Waituna catchment. 112 views

Monday, 4 April 2011
9:07AM
Environment Minister's Support for Waituna Project Sought Environment Minister Nick Smith will be formally invited to visit Southland for a briefing on the response to save and restore the Waituna Lagoon. 104 views

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
3:24PM
Please give money, not second hand goods Generous-hearted Southlanders are being urged to give money to the official earthquake appeal rather than give goods. 236 views

12:42PM
Waituna farmers to get one-on-one help from Environment Southland Dairy farmers in the Waituna catchment who have set up streamside paddocks for winter grazing will get one-on-one help from Environment Southland to prevent sediment and nutrients reaching the Waituna Lagoon. 142 views

8:20AM
Southern Staff Deployed to Christchurch Southland staff from all three emergency services and the Red Cross have been deployed to Christchurch to join the earthquake rescue response. 103 views

6:45AM
Red Cross team, building inspectors ready to leave Building inspectors from all three territorial authorities in Southland, along with a public information manager, are likely to be heading to Christchurch tomorrow (Wednesday 23 February) to help out following today's earthquake. 129 views

Monday, 14 February 2011
10:23AM
Swift Action to Save Waituna Lagoon Waituna Lagoon is at high risk of irreversible damage because of intensification of land use in the surrounding catchment. 108 views

Friday, 17 December 2010
4:30PM
Total Fire Ban declared A total fire ban is in place for all of Southland and parts of the Clutha District covered by the Southern Rural Fire District from 8am tomorrow (Saturday 18 December). 198 views

Tuesday, 5 October 2010
12:22PM
Southlanders Poorly Prepared for Emergencies Southland is constantly at risk from natural disasters that can cause disruption, property damage and even death, yet a recent survey shows most aren’t well prepared to cope with an emergency. 81 views

Monday, 4 October 2010
8:14AM
Monitoring report confirms why Milford is so special   Results of a perception survey have confirmed the widely held belief that viewing the natural scenery and landscape is the most valued opportunity among visitors to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi. 125 views

Thursday, 23 September 2010
7:44AM
Wilding Tree spray trials can proceed this summer The Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust is celebrating success after winning changes to “unworkable” conditions that had been imposed on an exemption to the Emissions Trading Scheme Act, designed to allow wilding conifer trees to be removed from Mid Dome. 81 views



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