Vandals damage Otatara Scenic Reserve

Invercargill City Council staff are echoing the calls of two young Otatara residents: stop damaging our reserves. Council parks rangers have been called up to repair a vandalised section of the Otatara Scenic Reserve Track after a pair of siblings shared their outrage. It is the latest incident in what has become an ongoing problem, […]

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Chinese Garden development continues

Earlier in 2019 Council committed to commencing construction on the Chinese Garden to an amended design that would fit with the original planned budget, yet also be in keeping with the original design intent. Since this time the Parks and Recreation Team have been busy at work with key elements of the project now either […]

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Waihopai named most improving river

The Waihopai River was awarded the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2019 in Wellington last night. Environment Southland chairman Nicol Horrell said a lot of work was being done in this river catchment, but also across Southland to improve our waterways. “I’m extremely proud to receive this award […]

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Special project to highlight stormwater network

During Conservation Week, Sunrise Rotary and ICC have planned a special project to help draw attention to the importance of keeping our stormwater network clean. Council Stormwater Technical Officer Michael Sollitt explains: New Zealand’s Conservation Week is celebrated this month between 14 and September 22. As part of this, Environment Southland, University of Otago, Sunrise […]

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