See the latest Envirolink updates from Bill Dyck, the Regional Council Coordinator.

Envirolink Update - 2 December 2017 

New reports and tools are available on this website (under Reports).

Advice Grant Funding

There is a small amount of money left in the advice grant fund. All projects need to be finished and invoiced by 30 June 2017.

Tool Round

The current tool round  closed on 9 October 2017. Six proposals were received for evaluation by the Tool Committee, which met on 19th October. The Tool Committee is considering recommendations to the Envirolink Governance Group, but will first consult with RMG in late November. The Governance Group meets on the 6th December and will then submit priorities to MBIE for external review. 

Regional Council Revised RS&T Strategy 

The Regional Council RS&T Strategy has been revised and is now available in final form on this website. The strategy takes both a top-down and a bottom-up approach as it contains input from 9 Special Interest Group strategies. It has been invaluable in providing direction to the MBIE contestable funding round that closed mid March. It has also been used to provide input to the DoC/MfE Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap, to Biosecurity 2025, and to other MPI initiatives.


A SIG Science Strategy workshop was held in Wellington on the 20-21 July 2017. Material from the workshop is posted on this website under the "Research Strategy" tab.

Last updated 8 November 2017.