Following consultation with Mayors, emergency services and other key agencies, it has been determined that the State of Emergency is no longer required.As at 12:00pm the State of Emergency has been terminated and shifted to a Notice of Transition.This notice of transition affects the Tasman District...

Cyclone Gita Update 008 -State of Emergency moves to Notice of Transition

Cyclone Gita Information - SH60 to open from Sunday pending final checks

News about limited, escorted access to SH60 over Takaka Hill from Sunday pending final checks.

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Marine Biosecurity

Marine biosecuity is an increasingly important priority to protect the high biodiversity values that are present in the coastal waters of the Tasman-Nelson region and  our natural fisheries and aquaculture.

The Ministry of Primary Industries is responsible for preventing the importation of unwanted pests and diseases, and for managing or eradicating specified high-risk pests while regional councils are responsible for management of established pests.

Acollaborative approach has been used to set up the Top of the South (TOS) Marine Biosecurity Partenerships with funding from central government being matched by funding from Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough councils This funding has been used to develop a Marine Biosecurity Strategic Plan, Operational Manual and Work Plan and to develop closer links with a range of stakeholders and industry groups.

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