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June 2024 Thriving Southland Newsletter

As the days draw in, there’s plenty to do on farm and we wonder what sort of winter we’re going to get - hopefully plenty of sunshine to keep a smile on our faces.It’s been a busy month for Catchment Groups during May with everything from seed gathering days to resilience workshops to hosting students from Lincoln and looking at fantastic, innovative farm practice around the region. More on all that below.Arguably the highlight of last month was the Southland AgriTech and Innovation Day wi...

May 29, 2024

May 2024 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s a busy time of year (like it always seems to be!) with lots of fantastic Catchment Group activity happening in Southland. If you haven’t grabbed your spot at the the Southern AgriTech and Innovation Day 2024, hosted by Thriving Southland and supported by the Gore/Waimumu Catchment Group at the Southern Field Days site in Waimumu, Gore on 2 May - you need to get in real quick! This free event has over 200 registrations already – and is dedicated to showcasing the latest advancemen...

April 29, 2024

Tania Clarke chats to Andy about the upcoming Southern Agritech and Innovation Day

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April 23, 2024

April 2024 Thriving Southland Newsletter

As we sprint into autumn, we hope you’ve managed to sneak a weekend away or some other down time to enjoy a bit of R&R before things ramp up again on farm. If you were among the lucky bus load who got to tour Forest Lodge Orchard and Garston Hops during the month, you will have come away inspired by the technology and innovative ideas that have been developed into thriving primary sector businesses. If you didn’t manage to get along, check out the article and pics below. Elsewh...

March 28, 2024

March 2024 Thriving Southland Newsletter

Catchment Groups across the region have been flying into action in the early stages of 2024 as ideas become brainstorms, and brainstorms become projects. We are excited to have received several funding applications already and, with more on the way, it’s looking like it’s going to be an epic year for Catchment Group projects in Southland. There’s a lot of energy and great leadership in our Groups, and it’s fantastic to see it channelled into inspiring community action. Cat...

March 1, 2024

February 2024 Thriving Southland Newsletter

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 - and everything that might come our way.As we kick into 2024, we're buzzing with excitement for what lies ahead with the Southland Catchment Groups!We're enjoying a summer packed with community camaraderie, environmental stewardship, and plenty of good vibes.We’ve got a newsletter packed with all the latest goings on, including all the fun from the annua...

February 1, 2024

Richard Kyte chats to Andy about the latest NZIER report titled 'Exploring positive family farm succession', commissioned by Thriving Southland.

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January 17, 2024

New Associate Board Member - Anna Irwin

We would love to introduce you to our newest board member - Anna Irwin...

December 11, 2023

December 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s great to see the diversity of thought and action among Southland Catchment Groups. As 2023 races towards the finish line, there’s plenty of planning, planting and off-farm get-togethers happening. We’re seeing how much of an impact farmer-led Catchment Groups can have with significant progress around water quality and landscape issues, not to mention the wealth of interest from all over New Zealand about what’s being achieved. This month, it was rewarding to see Catchment ...

December 1, 2023

November 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It's hard to believe it’s already November. Hopefully people are coming out the other side of lambing and calving with a smile on their faces. Catchment Groups are already putting the thinking caps on for next year’s events and we are seeing them picking up where they left off and looking into areas including landscape mapping and pest control, amongst others. October felt like the ultimate awards month and a huge congratulations to those Groups and individuals who were finalists a...

November 1, 2023

Farmer-led Thriving Southland project boosts confidence towards environmental change, report says

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October 30, 2023

October 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s been a relatively quiet time on the Catchment Group events front with calving and lambing front of mind, but as we race towards the end of the year, there’s plenty of events, competitions and get-togethers in the pipeline. Reflecting on the past month and the impact of the wet, windy, and wild weather, September has certainly been a challenging. It's added pressure at an already busy time on the farm. It’s important to remember to reach out and check in with friends and neighbour...

September 29, 2023

September 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s been wet wet wet during the past month, with some areas of the region receiving the most rain people can remember for a good number of years. While it is of course a critical and busy part of the farming calendar, there’s been several great Catchment Group events happening around the region. If you haven’t been able to get to an event in your neck of the woods, grab a hot drink and have a read to catch up! A reminder that the Aparima Community Environment (ACE) Group have cr...

August 31, 2023

Rachael Halder chats to Andy about the ACE at a Glance online resource

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August 9, 2023

Sandra King chats to Andy about the Southland Food and Fibre Project

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August 7, 2023

August 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s a busy time on-farm and for Catchment Groups as events and projects get going, or culminate in some cases, around the region.  We know this is a tough time of the year in many of your farming calendars, and we thank everyone who’s made the effort to get off farm to get to one of your local Catchment Group events. We launched the Food and Fibre project last month and have had a great response already. Ideas have been coming in, ranging from hemp fibre, gluten-free oats, he...

August 1, 2023

Anna Crosbie chats to Andy about the launch of an exciting new project that aims to boost Southland's food and fibre sector

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July 10, 2023

Sarah Thorne chats to Andy about the upcoming Carbon Neutral Dipton Project Outcomes Field Day

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July 7, 2023

Richard Kyte chats to Andy about the value of Southland’s Catchment Groups and the difference they make to the region.

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July 2, 2023

July 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

Settle in with a hot cuppa, this is one of our longer issues....

July 1, 2023

Thriving Southland Launches Exciting New Project to Boost Food and Fibre Sector in the Region

Visit Southland Food & Fibre HERE...

June 27, 2023

Rachael Halder gives Andy an update on upcoming events and what Southland Catchment Groups are up to.

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June 26, 2023

June 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

 It’s hard to believe Thriving Southland turns three this month! There’s so much happening on the ground with 35 Catchment Groups in the region now, covering more thn 90% of Southland. Lots of great projects are on the go, some just starting and others starting to culminate with fantastic outputs that are making a real difference — reflecting the hard work of Catchment Group members. One of the really pleasing aspects has been the ability to show that environmental miti...

June 1, 2023

May 2023 Thriving Southland Newsletter

It’s been a fantastic month with plenty of great events as Catchment Groups have made the most of the autumn weather in Southland. We recently held a stakeholder breakfast, with Catchment Group members presenting some of the great projects being delivered across the region. We also were able to share that we’ve secured another two years’ funding. This has been made possible thanks to the hard work and innovation of the amazing Catchment Groups - 35 at last count! - and we’re thrille...

May 1, 2023

Richard Kyte talks to Andy about the upcoming Beyond Regulation Field Day on 9th May

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