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Media release: Feedback to be sought on Stewart Island visitor levy increase

Community views are being sought on Southland District Council’s proposal to increase the Stewart Island/Rakiura visitor levy from the current $5 per visitor to $15. The Empowering...

Media release: New rating valuations for Southland District

Southland District property owners will soon receive a Notice of Rating Valuation in the post with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations...

Media release: Milestone for Te Anau wastewater project

A major milestone was reached for the Te Anau wastewater project yesterday when filtrate was discharged to the Kepler subsoil disposal field for the first time. Southland...

Media release: Tong not surprised at mandatory move

Southland District Council Mayor Gary Tong is not surprised, but is disappointed with today’s announcement by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta that the three waters reform...

Media release: Councils and health providers work together on vaccination plans

Southern councils and health providers are joining forces to make it easier for rural communities to get vaccinated. The Farmgate tour hits the road on Monday 1...

Media release: Trustees confirmed for Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

The inaugural trustees have been appointed to govern the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. Last month Southland District Council approved the formation of a trust for the...

Media release: Funding great news for Fiordland and Stewart Island/Rakiura

Southland District Council Mayor Gary Tong is thrilled with the funding for Fiordland and Stewart Island/Rakiura announced by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today. Southland District Council will...

Media release: Expressions of interest sought for cycle trail trust

Expressions of interest are being sought from potential candidates for a trust to govern the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. Southland District Council is considering the formation...

Media release: Council disappointed and frustrated at budget shortfall

Southland District Council is now reworking its numbers in its Long Term Plan 2021-2031 after receiving notice from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency last week that...

Media release: By-election to be held for Oraka Aparima Community Board

As the result of a recent resignation, an extraordinary vacancy has occurred on the Oraka Aparima Community Board of the Southland District Council. A by-election is now...

Media release: Survey planned to seek views on name for Te Anau reserve

A survey is underway for the next three weeks to gauge the views of the Te Anau community regarding the naming of the reserve on Fergus...

Media release: Council approves coal exploration at Ohai

Southland District Council has approved an application from New Brighton Collieries Ltd (NBCL, wholly owned by Bathurst Resources Ltd) to grant an access arrangement to carry...

Media release: Government-funded water network projects to start

Millions of dollars’ worth of upgrades and renewals are in the pipeline for Southland’s water networks, thanks to three waters stimulus funding granted by the government...

Media release: Final damaged section of Lower Hollyford Road to be repaired

Southland District Council is pleased to announce that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has agreed to fund the repair of the last 3km of Lower Hollyford...

Milford Community Trust Nomination

The Trust is inviting nominations from people with a direct interest in the Milford Sound Piopiotahi community, e.g. residents and concessionaires, for election as a Trustee...

Milford Residents Trustee Nomination for the Milford Community Trust.

The Trust is inviting nominations from residents of the Milford Sound Piopiotahi community for election as a Trustee to the Milford Community Trust. Nominations are to be...

Media release: New chief executive of Southland District Council

Cameron McIntosh is the new Southland District Council chief executive. Southland District Mayor Gary Tong said he was extremely pleased to announce Mr McIntosh’s appointment. “Cameron stood out...

Media release: Te Anau wastewater contracts awarded

The Te Anau wastewater upgrade project is entering the final construction phase. Two contracts have been awarded – one to Downer for the design and build of...

Media release: Concept plan developed for Winton Library

Southland District Council has confirmed a concept plan for Winton Library will be presented to councillors next month. Group manager services and assets Matt Russell said the...

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Media release: Motorists urged to beware of mud on Southland roads

Mud on roads is a potential hazard Southland motorists need to be aware of. Southland District Council roading contract manager Shaun Holland advised extra care should be...