News & Events
Southland District Council issues news releases to all local media in the district on a regular basis to keep the community informed about various issues and events.
This page displays the current releases for the past six months. Older releases can be found in Archives.
Further submissions soughtThursday, 16 May 2013
People can now make further comments on submissions made to the Southland District Council's Proposed District Plan. Senior resource management planner Courtney Smithers said the public has until Friday 14 June to make a further submission on the Summary of Submissions. ..Read more.
Public meetings for future of roading networkWednesday, 8 May 2013
Southland District is facing some hard decisions about the future of parts of its roading network because of funding constraints. Government funding is being tightened and Council is only too aware of the financial burden some of the district's ratepayers are under. Public meetings are being held throughout the district to work through some of the options...Read more.
ANZAC Day essay winner announcedTuesday, 23 April 2013
The winner of the inaugural Southland District Council Friendship Committee ANZAC Day essay competition is James Eunson from Wyndham. James is a Year 11 student at James Hargest College in Invercargill...Read more.
Percy Burn Viaduct to be closed in MayThursday, 18 April 2013
Southland District Council is issuing a dangerous building notice on the Percy Burn Viaduct which means it will be closed from 3 May. The structural condition of the viaduct is the reason for its closure...Read more.
Winton Memorial Hall survey underwayFriday, 12 April 2013
The future of the Winton Memorial Hall is the subject of a community group survey being carried out until May 3 by Venture Southland. The survey asks community groups in the Winton area how often they use the hall, what they use it for or why they don't use it. It also asks whether groups would consider using the Winton Memorial Hall in the future and what this would depend on. ..Read more.
Five-ward system for Southland District CouncilThursday, 11 April 2013
Southland District ratepayers will vote under a new representation system in October's election following a final decision from the Local Government Commission. Southland District Council chief executive David Adamson said Council is delighted the commission substantially supported Council's final proposal which was developed after extensive consultation...Read more.
Free recycling of televisions for digital switchoverThursday, 11 April 2013
Southland District Council is letting people dispose their old televisions in the district's transfer stations without charge as part of the government funded TV Takeback programme. The TV Takeback scheme has been established in conjunction with the digital switchover which will occur at the end of April to enable people to recycle old televisions that no longer work...Read more.
Council Draft Annual Plan approvedThursday, 28 March 2013
The Southland District Council is proposing a 4.25% rise for district rates for 2013-14 in its draft Annual Plan, released for public consultation at yesterday's Council meeting. Councillors approved the draft plan, which will be available online today and a summary document should arrive in every district mailbox around April 8. Submissions close on May 1...Read more.
Council scores equal top on league tableFriday, 1 March 2013
Southland District ratepayers and residents can take some comfort in the position of Southland District Council on financial and policy analyst Larry Mitchell's local government table, Council chief executive David Adamson said...Read more.
Construction to commence on the Around the Mountains Cycle TrailTuesday, 26 February 2013
A new funding agreement has been signed between Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail, and the Southland District Council-clearing the way for construction of the trail to begin. NZ Cycle Trail project manager John Dunn says the new funding contract will enable the Southland District Council to start construction on the 175km trail. Mr Dunn says the new contract is worth $4 million, with co-funding to be underwritten by the council...Read more.
Submissions to the review of the Southland District Plan close on MondayWednesday, 20 February 2013
There is less than one week left to make a submission to the Southland District Plan, so it is essential for people who want to have their say on how the district's natural and physical resources are managed for the next decade to get their submissions in by Monday...Read more.
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|First added:||10 December 2008|
|Last updated:||18 January 2010|