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Gore Catchment Group

This large area covers from Knapdale to Tuturau and Kaiwera to Waimumu

Group Chair

Chris Giles
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Group coordinator

Sandra Campbell

Number of members in the CG


Date the CG started


Types of people in the group


Gore and Mataura towns, lifestyle blocks and rural deer sheep beef dairy and also industry.

Projects completed

Childrens Day, colouring competitions, Southern field days. River walks, farmer good management practice winter grazing fieldday. River clean up.

Projects underway

Waimumu downs enviro school project in conjunction with Environment southland. Charlton pilot project.

Projects planned

  • Mataura River raft races
  • Christmas hungi
  • Colouring competitions
  • High profile speakers to speak in the environmental space
  • Storm water rubbish collection system

Approach / Vision

Draft Mission Statements

  1. Stewardship by community for community
  2. Support and Encourage
  3. Inform, educate, innovate, and share.
  4. We have a team approach.
  5. Our sizeable urban group at the heart of the catchment

We work with the rununga, working on building and formally recognising and celebrating this relationship.


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