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

Envirolink Update - 26 September 2017 

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

Advice Grant Funding

A new Advice Grant funding round commenced 1 July 2017. Eligible councils are encouraged to make early use of this fund in order for research providers to complete projects within the financial year. Marlborough and Southland are off to a flying start. 

Tool Round

The current tool round will close on 9 October 2017 and SIGS and others should be discussing opportunities well in advance of this date.

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 26th September 2017.