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Southlanders Encouraged to Conserve Water
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Southlanders Encouraged to Conserve Water

News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Environment Southland is encouraging people across all of Southland to conserve water as the dry conditions are likely to continue. Director of science and information Graham Sevicke-Jones…

Fonterra Partners Up with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh
Business, Community
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Business, Community
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Fonterra Partners Up with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh

News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital…

Extreme Fire Danger – Total Fire Ban Now In Place
Community, Environment
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Community, Environment
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Extreme Fire Danger – Total Fire Ban Now In Place

News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight Sunday 14th January. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs. ‘There is…

Hottest Day Ever Recorded – Expect Another Today
Community, Environment
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Community, Environment
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Hottest Day Ever Recorded – Expect Another Today

News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

The heat was on when Sunday's temperatures hit the highest on record since 1921, Metservice recorded 32.3C at 5.30pm while H&J Smiths clock at 3pm was 34 degrees.…

Southland Wide Fire Ban Now in Place
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Southland Wide Fire Ban Now in Place

News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight tonight, January 14. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs. ‘There is…

2017 Southland’s Driest Year on Record
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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2017 Southland’s Driest Year on Record

Editor - Jan 09, 2018

Environment Southland’s data confirms that Southland has had its driest year since 1971. Southland received only 79% of the usual normal rainfall, with some areas experiencing particularly…

Robins Breed at Bluff For First Time in More Than 100 Years
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Robins Breed at Bluff For First Time in More Than 100 Years

Editor - Dec 22, 2017

For the first time in more than a century, kakaruai/South Island robin have produced chicks on Motupōhue/Bluff Hill. Seven chicks, from three sets of parents, have been…

Controlled Area Notice Issued for Breaksea Sound in Fiordland
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Controlled Area Notice Issued for Breaksea Sound in Fiordland

News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

A Controlled Area notice has been issued for an area of Breaksea Sound in Fiordland to prevent further spread of the Asian seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Undaria). Environment Southland biosecurity…

Toxic Algae Found in the Aparima River at Thornbury
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Toxic Algae Found in the Aparima River at Thornbury

News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Environment Southland’s latest check for toxic algae at the Aparima River at Thornbury has detected elevated levels of potentially toxic cyanobacteria. Also known as benthic cyanobacteria, which…

Gore District Council & Environment Southland Issue Water Warnings
Environment, News
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Environment, News
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Gore District Council & Environment Southland Issue Water Warnings

News Desk - Dec 06, 2017

The Gore District Council has imposed a ban on all unattended hoses, sprinklers, garden irrigation systems and handheld hoses, effectively immediately, after a pump failure today at…