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Poppy Hardie talks with Andy about Thriving Southland’s Between the Domes Winter Event.

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July 8, 2021

Angus Kebbell talks with Rachael Halder about a key Aparima River catchment project.

Angus Kebbell talks with Rachael Halder about how one key project in the Aparima River basin is engaging all 600+ farms so that through modelling and monitoring, the actions of every farm plan will be linked to water quality outcomes....

July 7, 2021

July 2021 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s fantastic to see the growth and evolution of Catchment Groups, especially with great projects up and running and more in the pipeline.We’re big fans of a pot luck tea get-together during winter - food is always a great conversation starter - especially for new people who might have moved into the area in June. During the past couple of months, it’s been rewarding to so many people willing to make time to get an inspiration boost. The Women’s Enviro Series events in May wer...

July 1, 2021

Emily making her mark on Gorge Road family farm

Emily Hamill is making her mark as a fifth generation member on her family farm near Gorge Road in Southland. The family has run Folly Farm on the scenic spot overlooking the Mataura River since 1888, when William John Hamill, Emily’s great, great grandfather, bought the property. The Folly Farm name was in reference to some in the area at the time who thought the patch of land was too rough to break in. Generations of the Hamill family have made light of that notion ever since - Emily’s gre...

June 29, 2021

ACE stream walks building environmental knowledge and community pride

MEDIA RELEASEJune 21 Knowing their water and fostering pride and community belonging are two of the many benefits of the Aparima Community and Environment’s (ACE) stream walk series, Riverton dairy farmer John White says. The ACE project is a farmer-led initiative empowering farmers in the Aparima catchment to adopt good farming practices to improve their environment. Six catchment groups have come together to develop and implement the "building our future together with our community project",...

June 29, 2021

Rachael Halder talks with Andy about the Aparima Community Environment (ACE) project

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June 29, 2021

ACE Future Farming Expo 2021 in Otautau Well Attended

More than 160 people attended the Future Farming Expo 2021 in Otautau on June 11 to hear from leading experts on how the food and fibre sectors are researching, innovating and leading the way towards a sustainable future in a rapidly changing world. The expo was presented by the catchment groups of the Aparima Community Environment (ACE) project. Opening the expo, Thriving Southland senior catchment coordinator Rachael Halder said ACE was a great group of farmers owning their own solutions and b...

June 28, 2021

Womens Enviro Series

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June 16, 2021

Wintering Newsletter May 2021

Welcome to this special newsletter on winter grazing. We know it’s a hot topic at the moment, with lots of information coming at our farmers from lots of different sources. The questions we are hearing are ‘but what do I actually need to do?’, ‘what does it means to my farm and situation?’, ‘how long do I have to make any changes?’, ‘Is there actually anything I can do right now?’. Our role at Thriving Southland is to help you to make it as easy and simple as possible. We...

June 15, 2021

The Muster interview - Rachael Halder talks about the impact of seasonal change on farmers and the range of catchment events coming up | Thriving Southland

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June 1, 2021

June 2021 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our June newsletter! ‘Lead or be led’ was one of the strong themes to come out of the Women’s Enviro Series events held in May - it’s something that can be applied to lots of things in our lives. The Thriving Southland team were thrilled to have more than 270 people attend the free evening events in Invercargill and Clinton. The speakers were thought-provoking and inspiring. Read more about it below....

June 1, 2021

Angus Kebbell talks to Richard Kyte May 18, 2021

Angus Kebbell talks with Richard Kyte of Thriving Southland about the Science Report and the brilliant Info Hub resource - both available to access free on our website....

May 21, 2021

The Muster interview - Sandra Campbell talks about the Women's Enviro Series event

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May 11, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our May newsletter!As we head towards colder winter months and the spotlight goes on winter grazing practices again. It’s really encouraging to see so many farmers already in a good place to manage whatever it delivers. One of the great benefits of joining a Catchment Group is being able to sit down with people from your local area in a non-judgmental and non-threatening environment to throw around ideas and suggestions for on-farm improvements. Make sure you check out&nbs...

May 3, 2021

The Muster interview - Rachael Halder talks about the wintering plan drop-ins | Thriving Southland

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May 3, 2021

Angus Kebbell talks with with Rachael Halder 24 April 2021

Angus Kebbell talks with with Rachael Halder of Thriving Southland on how they are energising a growing network of catchment groups to solve local issues locally, while drawing on the wider provincial base of skills Listen here....

April 24, 2021

Muster Interview - Richard Kyte talking about the value of Catchment Groups

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April 23, 2021

Richard Kyte talks to The Muster about wintering 8 April 2021

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April 13, 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our April newsletter!It was great to see hundreds of kids and ‘kids at heart’ flocked to the Aquavan during its visits to Gore and Invercargill, supported by the Gore Waimumu and the Waihopai Catchment Groups as well as the Hokonui Rūnanga. The theme around making connections between river catchments and our coastline has really resonated with people, with plenty of school kids coming back to public sessions to share the fun with family members. Making those vital conne...

April 1, 2021

The Muster interview with Sarah Thorne, 3 March 2021

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March 3, 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our March newsletter! It’s really encouraging to see that Catchment Groups are becoming more aware of Thriving Southland, and know that we’re here to support and assist to develop your great ideas into awesome projects. Like the cheese ad says, good things take time, and we know people in rural communities are always busy, so we’re delighted at the buy-in we’re getting. There’s a lot of energy and leadership in our Catchment Groups, and it’s great seeing it ...

March 1, 2021

Muster interview with Rachael Halder

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March 1, 2021

Muster Interview with Richard Kyte, 4 February 2021

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February 4, 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Welcome to our first Thriving Southland newsletter for 2021. We hope you have had time for a good break during the Christmas and New Year period, and are feeling recharged, ready for a great year ahead. Our first board meeting for the year was held on 18 January, where we were delighted to welcome our new Chairman Jeff Grant, and new independent director Bernadine Balle-Guilleux. Read on for a bit more about them. Huge thanks to Ewen Mathieson, our outgoing Chairman, wh...

February 3, 2021

The Thriving Southland Science Report

3 December 2020 Thriving Southland: Southland’s freshwater picture brought together in one report Thriving Southland today released a literature review, The Southland Science Report, detailing the water situation in Southland. The Southland Science report, written by Landpro Ltd, compiles all the science and data that has been publicly released about Southland’s land, soil and water into one report. Thriving Southland Chair and farmer, Ewen Mathieson, says “it’s the first time that anyon...

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