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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Take the Parks and Recreation Survey

Our Parks and Recreation team want to know what your big dream is for our parks and reserves! Your feedback will help inform the Parks and Recreation Strategy, a public document which will guide our team in managing our green spaces! The survey is live, and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W89BSYV If you’d rather have a […]

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