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  1. Civil defence

    Emergency Management Southland is the organisation that looks after civil defence/emergency management in the Southland region. For more information visit Emergency Management SouthlandPlease remember that civil defence emergency management begins with you, so be prepared: Know who your Civil Defence Emergency Management Sector Co-ordinator is Know if your neighbours may need assistance in an emergency...

  2. Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

    Emergency declared for SouthlandThis is an official message from Emergency Management SouthlandAt 2.20pm today, Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group chair Neville Cook declared a state of emergency for the Southland region, including Gore, following yesterday’s declaration for the Fiordland Community Board Area.The declaration comes as extensive flooding causes significant problems across the region, including road closures and landslips.Emergency Management Southland controller...

  3. What is a working dog

    ... Incorporated Government dogsPhoto/copy/scan of documentation from one of the following Government Agencies: Police Customs Service MPI (Fisheries, Forestry) Ministry of Defence Department of Conservation Department of Corrections Aviation Security Service Civil Defence Emergency Management Dog owned by a licensed Property Guard, for work under that legislationPhoto/copy/scan of the pest management plan under the Biosecurity Act 1993.((viii) owned by a property guard or a property guard employee...

  4. Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

    CD controller addresses ammonia fearsAngus McKay, Southland civil defence contoller, has moved to quell speculation and misinformation about the ouvea premix at the Mataura paper mill.“We understand that people are concerned about the effects of ammonia from the ouvea premix at Mataura.“We’ve addressed the situation to the best of our ability. We have a very large cordon around the paper mill due to the flooding.“We are aware of the potential risks of the ouvea premix. We’ve got a wide...

  5. Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

    ... leaving for the Edendale Presbyterian Church and the Christian Activity Centre.Wyndham• Wyndham Community CentreIn Mataura, transport will be available from the Mataura Community Centre.People are advised to stay at home and away from the river until Civil Defence gives the all clear. Do not drive or walk through flood waters. The water may have washed away parts of the road and may contain debris. Tread all flood water as contaminated and unsafe.• The evacuation of Gore and Mataura is ongo...

  6. Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

    ... many of those that are still open. Please take care and check the NZTA and local council websites for closures.Emergency Management Southland controller Angus McKay said people should avoid unnecessary travel, check on their neighbours and follow the Civil Defence Southland facebook page and website for updates.Those who have travelled out of the region for events need to be prepared to stay put or check road conditions before setting out. Extreme care is required on all roads.Farmers in low ly...

  7. Executive leadership team

    ... council property, forestry, Stewart Island power and Te Anau Airport Manapouri.Group Manager Environmental ServicesFran MikulicicResponsible for building control, environmental health, alcohol licensing, resource management, animal control, rural fire and civil defence. Group Manager Community & FuturesRex CapilResponsible for communications, engagement, governance, community leadership and strategy and policy. People & Capability ManagerJanet EllisResponsible for human resources and...

  8. COVID-19

    ... visit https://www.freedomcamping.org/. Cemeteries, cremations and burials Southland District Council managed cemeteries are open and cemetery services are as normal. Please note there are several trust-managed cemeteries in the district and Council has no control over them. Civil defence Civil Defence will continue to operate throughout this period. Communications Council website and Facebook pages will continue to be updated. However, please DO NOT report problems via Facebook. We will not be...

  9. Other government agencies

    ... may be useful are listed below: Family Services DirectoryThe purpose of the Family Services Directory is to connect people with providers who can help. It provides online access to a range of family related services and programmes.Get ReadyThis is a Civil Defence website for the public which helps you to prepare for a disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami.Ministry of Business, Innovation & EmploymentThe Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is responsible for the functions o...

  10. Media advisory: Milford update, rural help

    Milford airport remains operationalThis is an official message from the Emergency Management Southland.The Milford airport is open for fixed wing and helicopter flights.“Having the airport open during the regional state of emergency will greatly assist the recovery effort and mean commercial tourism operations will be able to use it to access Milford,” said Southland Emergency Management Controller Bruce Halligan.“Having the airport open means we can get supplies in to staff at Milford as...

  11. Council committees, boards & subcommittees

    ... Southland Regional Heritage Building and Preservation Trust Cr Paul Duffy (Cr Karyn Owen as an alternate) Te Roopu Taiao Mayor Gary Tong (Cr Paul Duffy as an alternate) Waiau Working Party Cr George Harpur Joint committees of the CouncilCivil Defence Emergency Management GroupMayor Gary Tong with Deputy Mayor Paul Duffy as alternateThe purpose of the group is to identify the hazards and risks to be managed by the group and the Civil Defence Emergency Management measures deemed...

  12. Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

    ... you are in danger.Community hubs are open at:Gore• Calvin Community Church• Croydon Lodge• Waimumu Hall, where people can evacuate with petsWyndham• Mokoreta Hall and Mimihau HallPeople are advised to stay at home and away from the river until Civil Defence gives the all clear. Do not drive or walk through flood waters. The water may have washed away parts of the road and may contain debris. Tread all flood water as contaminated and unsafe.• The evacuation of Gore and Mataura is ongoi...

  13. Local history & genealogy

    Southland District Libraries provide a wide range of resources to assist with your local history and genealogical research. Check out our Reference, Genealogy, and Vincent G. Boyle Collections ; attend our genealogy group (you can find out more on our events page); or access Ancestry Online through the APNK PCs at each of our branches.Links to other resources that may be of interest to local history and genealogy researchers can be found below:Births, Deaths and Marriages Online:https://bdmhist...

  14. Te Anau wastewater scheme

    Where we are at nowSubsurface drip irrigation (SDI) consentWe have a consent for subsurface drip irrigation and can now start work on all the elements that are part of the project.PipelineWork on the pipeline is going well, with two teams from Fulton Hogan and Te Anau Earthwork building from both ends. More than half of the pipeline will go through Landcorp farms, which will minimise disruption to the public. The rest is in road reserve and so there will be minor disruption at various times espe...

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  16. Southland Mayoral Relief Fund

    Criteria and application form for the Mayoral fund to assist people most severely affected by the Southland flooding event which began 3 February 2020.How to applyComplete the online application form on the Emergency Management Southland website or click here to download and complete the application form and email to: recovery@cdsouthland.nz, bring it to a community hub in Te Anau, Gore or Invercargill, bring it to a service centre in Mataura, Wyndham or Lumsden, or post it to us at: Emergency M...