PAST EVENTS

21 JUL

21 JUL

ORETI CATCHMENT GROUPS - GET TOGETHER

A chance for representatives of the Oreti Catchment Groups to come together and share what each group has been doing, along with their future plans and ideas, and see how it all fits together.  

All Oreti Catchment Groups have been contacted and are trying to send representatives, as well as the New River Estuary Forum.  

Any food and drinks purchased must be paid for by the attendees themselves.

Wednesday 21 July
Top Pub Winton - Lounge Bar (off the main Bar)
6pm - 8pm

RSVP to Sarah Thorne 027 588 5200 if you are keen to come. 

21 JUL

21 JUL

OREPUKI CATCHMENT GROUP - WINTERING TOUR

The Orepuki Catchment Group welcome you take a tour around some winter grazing in action throughout the district, discuss current requirements, Good Management Practices and have a catchup before calving & lambing set in. All welcome!

Wednesday 21 July
Meet at the Orepuki Tavern
11am

Looking at a variety of crops and grazing options being used in the Orepuki Catchment including Raphno, Precision Drilled Swedes, Ridged Swedes, Pasture & Baleage and more, aiming to be back at Tavern for 2pm.

Followed by food platters and discussion about ACE and its workstreams, update from the Orepuki Catchment Group, welcome our new community members and celebrate the season been and the season to come!

For more information and to RSVP contact Rachael Halder: 021 566 229 or rachael@thrivingsouthland.co.nz. 

21 JUL

21 JUL

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP - COMPOSTING BARN FIELD DAY

Come along and join the Mid Oreti Catchment Group to look at the new composting barn at ABLime. We will look at the composting barn in its first winter, and discuss what has worked well and what can be improved. 

BBQ lunch before event. All welcome!

Wednesday 21 July
Browns - See note below
12.30pm - 2pm

The field day site will be well signposted with good parking. It is accessed through the Browns township (Winton end), on the left hand side just past the 80km sign. It is not at the main AB Lime Site. 

Please RSVP for catering purposes - Composting Barn Field Day

If it is too wet, the event will be postponed – check the Mid Oreti Catchment Group Facebook page on the day.  

For any questions please contact  Ainsley Adams on 020 4113 2212 or Rosie Forbes on 021 900 269. 

13 JUL

13 JUL

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP - ON-FARM RECYLCING FIELD DAY

Come along and join the Waihopai Catchment Group for a relaxed on farm recycling field day on Joel & Linnet Burn's farm.

All welcome - Bring your gumboots and good ideas to share! Joel & Linnet will share what they do, their top tips, and some new options that they have just heard about. 

Rain or shine the event will be on at Joel & Linnet's woolshed. Signposts will lead you from the road to the woolshed, and there will be hot drinks and biscuits. 

Tuesday 13 July
Cloverbell Farm, 186 Fleming Road, Woodlands
1.30pm - 3.30pm

For any questions please contact Sarah Thorne on 027 588 5200 or sarah@thrivingsouthland.co.nz. 

13 JUL

13 JUL

WAIMATUKU CATCHMENT GROUP - PLANTING DAY

Help us to plant 400 Natives!

A farmer in our catchment is doing some native planting on his farm. We want to bring the community together to give him a helping hand and learn valuable skills on the do's and don'ts of native planting. Join us to increase biodiversity in the Waimatuku catchment. 

  • Lunch provided
  • Come for an hour or stay for the whole time
  • No planting experience necessary
  • Bring gloves, a spade, gumboots and the kids


Tuesday 13 July
941 Otautau Drummond Rd
11am - 2pm

For catering purposes please RSVP to Jessica on 027 697 4852.

NOTE: In the event of bad weather the postponement date will be Thursday 15 July. 

7 JUL

7 JUL

WAIKAKA CATCHMENT GROUP & BEEF + LAMB NZ - FARM PLANNING WORKSHOP

The Waikaka catchment group and Beef + Lamb NZ are happy to bring a Farm planning workshop to Waikaka. They are applicable to all farming types and free.

This is a two part workshop. Part one will be held in Waikaka on the 7th of July from 1-6pm. Part two will be later in October/November.

Wednesday 7 July
Waikaka Sports Complex
1pm - 6pm

These workshops require a minimum of 10 farms to go ahead. Please register on the Beef + Lamb NZ events webpage - Register now

2 JUL

2 JUL

THREE RIVERS CATCHMENT GROUP WINTERING EVENT

The Good, the Bad and the Mudly

Community event being held by the Three Rivers catchment group to talk about winter grazing locally. Social evening talking about looking after our patch of Southland. Local farmers talking about winter grazing. “How is your winter grazing going”. 

Friday 2 July
Wyndham Town and Country Club, 53 Redan Street, Wyndham
5pm - 7pm

For more information contact Kevin Hall on 0274717906 or David Clarke on 027622 2325. 

1 JUL

1 JUL

WAIKAWA CATCHMENT GROUP PEST CONTROL WORKSHOP

Come along and join the Waikawa Catchment group to learn about local pest control. Johlene Kelly from Department of Conservation and Jolie Hazley from Environment Southland along with other ES staff will be sharing their knowledge on plant, water and animal pests. Dress warmly we will be in the bush and woolshed for the afternoon. 

Thursday 1 July
Meet at Allan & Kathryn Marshall's Woolshed, 120 Crosbie Rd, Waikawa Valley
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Fore more information contact Sandra Campbell, 021 400 431 or sandra@thrivingsouthland.co.nz 

29 JUN

29 JUN

LOWER ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP - WINTERING FIELD DAY

The Lower Oreti Catchment Group invite local farmers to join them at a Wintering Field Day to look at different wintering systems, discuss environmental risks around wintering and how to manage these risks on your farm. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss tips and tricks around best practice winter grazing. There will be speakers from Beef + Lamb NZ, DairyNZ, Environment Southland on managing the risks around winter grazing and sediment trap systems. Ewen Mathieson from the Pourakino Catchment Group will also be talking about his experience with Catchment Groups and how they can benefit our farms, businesses and the local community.

Tuesday 29 June
1pm
Starting at 791 Argyle-Otahuti Roa

The first site will be hosted by Graham Marshall with a focus on a block feeding kale system, buffer zones and a sediment trap. We then finish up at the second site hosted by Johnny Adamson (408 Oporo Flat Road) to check out his indoors wintering setup, followed by a BBQ and a few yarns. Finished by 4pm.

For more info email loweroreti.cg@gmail.com. 

23 JUN

23 JUN

2021 AQUAVAN: DISCOVERING OUR CATCHMENT AND COASTAL CONNECTIONS

The Aquavan is heading to Winton, bringing live marine critters and touch pools to schools and communities in the Central Southland area. The aim of the project is to create awareness and understanding of the connectivity between river health and the coastal environment, in a dynamic hands-on way.

We are running a community event alongside the Education Programme, so bring the family, come along and have some fun!

Wednesday 23 June
Winton Salvation Army Rooms, 7 Dejoux Road, Winton
6pm - 8pm

Free to attend, all welcome. 

Many thanks to the Waihopai and Gore-Waimumu Catchment Groups for sourcing funding through Thriving Southland to bring this amazing educational resource to Southland.

17 JUN

17 JUN

LOWER APARIMA CATCHMENT GROUP WINTERING TOUR & WELCOME TO THE DISTRICT

The Lower Aparima Catchment Group welcome you to take a tour around some winter grazing in action around the district, discuss current requirements, Good Management Practices and meet your new neighbours.

Thursday 17 June
1pm
Luke Templeton's Cowshed - Otaitai Bush Road, Fonterra 35546

Looking at a variety of crops and grazing options being used in the Lower Aparima Catchment including Strip till Hawkestone Swedes, Precision Direct Drill Hawkestone Swedes, Pasture & Baleage, Wintering barn and more, aiming to be back at Templeton's for 4pm.

Followed by a BBQ, discussion about ACE and its workstreams, update from the Lower Aparima Catchment Group, welcome our new community members and celebrate the season been and the season to come! 

All welcome. 

For more information contact John White - phone 027 202 3945 or email johncopelandwhite@hotmail.com  

16 JUN

16 JUN

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP MARSHALL CREEK STREAM MONITORING - WINTON

Join the Mid Oreti Catchment Group to help gather some stream and water quality data for their upcoming Marshall's Creek Project. Come along to learn more about water testing, meet some new people and learn more about what's going on in their Catchment Group. Free BBQ to follow. 

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday 16 June
4pm - 6pm
Marshall's Creek - opposite the New World Winton Carpark

Please RSVP on the Mid Oreti Catchment Group Facebook page for catering purposes: https://www.facebook.com/events/308270420631752/?ref=newsfeed

Postponement due to weather conditions will also be notified via their Facebook page. 

15 JUN

15 JUN

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING - OUR NEXT STEPS

Tuesday 15 June
7pm - 8.30pm
Woodlands School Staffroom

15 JUN

15 JUN

WAIKAKA STREAM CATCHMENT GROUP WINTER GRAZING WORKSHOP

Come along and join the Waikaka Stream Catchment Group to look at current requirements for intensive winter grazing of sheep and cattle. 

Speakers:

  • Nathan Cruickshank - Environment Southland: The rules and good management practise
  • Tom Orchiston - BLNZ: Winter grazing template
  • Ewen Mathieson: Southland Winter Grazing Taskforce
  • Sandra Campbell - Thriving Southland

Tuesday 15 June
Kick off 12pm with a BBQ Lunch, Speakers and Farm Tour 1pm
Robert & Stacey Young, 986 Mountain Rd, Pukerau

Contact Catchment Coordinator, Sandra Campbell, for more information on 021 400 431. 

11 JUN

11 JUN

FUTURE FARMING EXPO 2021 - BROUGHT TO YOU BY ACE CATCHMENTS

With increased awareness of the impacts on land and water as well as shifting consumer behaviour, there is a real opportunity for the food and fibre sectors to meet these challenges. 

Join the ACE Catchments in a discussion with industry leader experts on how the food and fibre sectors are researching, innovating and leading to reduce the farming environmental footprint. 

Date: Friday 11 June

Doors open at 10.30am, speakers start at 11.30am. Finish 5pm. 

Otautau Sports Centre

Lunch provided. Limited seats, please book your spot here 

(Please note that if you have previously registered for the expo this will be rolled over to the new date and time). 

We will be using Slido to help facilitate interactive Q&A, collect your questions in advance of the event and hear your feedback via live polls, so join the conversation here.

10 JUN

10 JUN

WENDONSIDE CATCHMENT GROUP WINTERING FIELD DAY

The Wendonside Catchment Group invite the community to join them at their Wintering Field Day to understand the issues and what that might look like on your farm. It is also a great opportunity to discuss tips and tricks around best practise winter grazing. 

Gavin Tayles (from the Wendonside Catchment Group) will facilitate the day with expert support from Jane Crystal (Beef + Lamb NZ) and Ashley Greenwood (Dairy NZ).

We will visit 3 sites, finishing up at Ian and Jody McKay’s woolshed for a BBQ. Please bring a 4x4.

Thursday 10 June
1.00pm
Starting at 190 Pollock Road, Waipounamu, Waikaia

8 JUN

8 JUN

SOUTH COAST CATCHMENT GROUP WINTER GRAZING GOOD PRACTISE FIELD DAY

Come along and join the South Coast Catchment Group to discuss current requirements and Good Management Practises for intensive winter grazing of sheep and cattle. Bring your gumboots and a coat for the field trip. 

Tuesday 8 June
1.30pm
Otara Hall

Contact Catchment Coordinator, Sandra Campbell, for more information on 021 400 431. 

13, 17, 26, 27 MAY

13, 17, 26, 27 MAY

WINTER 2021 - ARE YOU PREPARED?

Do you winter stock on grass, bailage or crop? Do you have a written wintering plan for 2021? Or is it all in your head?

Having a Winter Plan means you and your team are more likely to be implementing good management practice and have a plan on what to do when the rain sets in.

The Aparima Catchment Groups (ACE), with support from Farmlands, DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb and Farm Source, are hosting drop in sessions for farmers with or without a Wintering Plan. This is chance for a Rural Professional to look over your Wintering Plan or to get your plan down on paper.

Please bring:
- Your Wintering Plan if you have one
- A farm map
- Photos of your wintering or transition paddocks

Thursday 13 May
9am - 4pm
Farm Source Otautau

Monday 17 May
9am - 4pm
Farmlands Otautau

Wednesday 26 May
9am - 4pm
Farmlands Mossburn and Farm Source Invercargill

Thursday 27 May
9am - 4pm
Farmlands Otautau and Farm Source Otautau

For more information or to book a spot, please contact Rachael Halder, Senior Catchment Coordinator - 021 566 229

20 MAY

20 MAY

BETWEEN THE DOMES CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

Thursday 20 May
7.30pm
Lumsden Senior Rooms, Main street Lumsden

Everyone welcome - come and hear about what is planned for our local catchment group and have input to our group that covers Mossburn, Five Rivers, Athol, Lumsden, Lintley, Castlerock and everywhere else in between.  

Apologies, or if you would like more info, to Group Coordinator:
Poppy Hardie - poppy@thrivingsouthland.co.nz

20 MAY

20 MAY

WAIMATUKU CATCHMENT GROUP WINTERING FIELD DAY

- Community learning and discussion
- Free resources on Southland specific wintering for 2021
- Wintering professionals available to answer your questions 
- Relevant to all livestock farmers
- Bring your team and neighbours 
- Wear your gumboots

Thursday 20 May
12.30pm - 2pm
Meet at Michael Smith's, 7 McGaw Rd, at 12.30pm

We will then visit Colin Hitchcock's and Chris Anderson's nearby. 

Please RSVP to Jessica on 027 697 4852 or waimatukucatchmentgroup@gmail.com

18 MAY

18 MAY

UPPER APARIMA ACE STREAM WALK

Understand more about what's in your water!

Come along and engage with your local community and explore what’s in your waterway and identify opportunities for improvement. Use a SHMAK kit, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macroinvertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use. 

Tuesday 18 May
10am - 2pm
Paul Turner's, 1615 Wreysbush Mossburn Road, Dunrobin 9689

Lunch provided. 

Please register your interest and any questions to Rachael 021 566 229. 

17 MAY

17 MAY

2021 WOMEN'S ENVIRO SERIES

Please join us for an evening of connection, inspiration and empowerment.

An outstanding line-up of speakers including Kristy McGregor, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Shepherdess Magazine, Kaapua Smith, Head of Sustainability at Contact Energy and Dan Steele of Blue Duck Station Whanganui will share their stories accompanied by our MC for the evening, Sarah Perriam of Perriam Media.

Monday 17 May
Doors open 6.30pm, for a 7pm start
The Corinthian Centre at Invercargill Workingmen's Club

All Welcome. Supper provided.

For catering purposes please RSVP to office@thrivingsouthland.co.nz, noting any dietary requirements, by the 12th May 2021.  

12 MAY

12 MAY

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP - eDNA WATER TESTING & WATER QUALITY DEMONSTRATIONS EVENING

Join the Mid Oreti Catchment Group for an informative evening, as they use an eDNA water testing kit to take a water sample from the Winton Stream. The eDNA testing will pick up DNA found in the water way from organisms that live in the water and also organisms where their DNA has ended up in the water. Ainsley will also give a demonstration on how to take water samples correctly for different types of analysis, should people wish to take sample in the future on their own properties, and use a water quality sonde to take some water quality readings and then describe the results. 

Wednesday 12 May
4pm - 6.30pm
Meet at the Winton Walkway Welsh Road Carpark

This event will be followed on by a quick Mid Oreti Catchment Group Meeting at the Red Shed. 

5 MAY

5 MAY

GREATER DIPTON CATCHMENT GROUP - KNOW YOUR ISSUES FIELD DAY

Join Greater Dipton Catchment Group for a Field Day at Frazer's dairy farm and Brian's deer block to have a look round and consider potential issues and opportunities to include in a Farm Environmental Plan. Environment Southland and DairyNZ staff will be present to help discussions around identifying and solving issues. The Field Day will end with a free BBQ lunch at Brian's woolshed. 

Wednesday 5 May

10.30am, Frazer Brown's Dairy Shed - No. 32505, 460 McDonald Road

12.00pm, Brian Russell's - No. 1300 Dipton-Mossburn Road  - Driving around farm and then finishing at woolshed

1.00pm - 134 Gerrard Road - BBQ Lunch and discussion at Brian's Woolshed

Email diptoncg@gmail.com for further information. 

21 APR

21 APR

GROW YOUR OWN NATIVES - OTATARA

Join us for a workshop to learn how to collect seeds and to grow our own native plants!

All welcome, bring a friend. 

Wednesday 21 April
6pm
Southland Community Nursery
185 Grants Road, Otatara

Please RSVP to office@thrivingsouthland.co.nz | Nibbles provided.

https://www.facebook.com/event...

20 APR

20 APR

POURAKINO ACE STREAM WALK

Understand more about what's in your water!

Come along and engage with your local community and explore what’s in your waterway and identify opportunities for improvement. Use a SHMAK kit, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macroinvertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use. 

Tuesday 20 April
10am - 2pm
P & M Black, 286 Mitchel Road

Please register your interest and any questions to Geoff 027 385 6308

19 APR

19 APR

HEDGEHOPE MAKAREWA CATCHMENT GROUP STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING


Monday 19 April
7.00pm
Woodlands Tavern Community Room, Woodlands

16 APR

16 APR

LOWER MATAURA MACROINVERTEBRATE STREAM INVESTIGATION

Come and join the Lower Mataura Catchment Group and freshwater ecologist Robin Holmes from the Cawthron Institute, to see what macroinvertebrates live in the Gorge Road and Waimahaka streams.

Friday 16 April
2pm - Waimahaka Hall
4pm - Gorge Road Country Club

Free event, all welcome. 

Contact Catchment Coordinator, Sandra Campbell, for more information - 021 400 431

15 APR

15 APR

MIMIHAU CATCHMENT EVENT

Come and join the Mimihau Catchment Group along with local contractors and freshwater ecologist Robin Holmes from the Cawthron Institute, to see what macroinvertebrates live in the Mimihau stream, and to discuss practical water scheme installation and other topics like nutrient management and Farm Envrionment Plans. 

Thursday 15 April
1.30pm
Jedburgh Station Woolshed, 170 Venlaw Rd, Oware

Free event, all welcome. 

Contact Catchment Coordinator, Sandra Campbell, for more information - 021 400 431

15 APR

15 APR

MID APARIMA ACE STREAM WALK

Understand more about what's in your water!

Come along and engage with your local community and explore what’s in your waterway and identify opportunities for improvement. Use a SHMAK kit, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macroinvertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use. 

Thursday 15 April
10am - 2pm
Wayne & Debbie Little's Farm, 561 Otautau-Nightcaps Road

Please register your interest and any questions to Rachael 021 566 229

14 APR

14 APR

NATIVE PLANT NURSERY & SEED PROPAGATION SITE VISIT

4pm - 6pm
Wednesday 14 April

ABLime Nursery

Join us for an evening of practical workshops with tips and tricks to grow your own native plants.  Learn how to collect, process and sow seed, and pot up seedlings.  There will also be an information session on the right plants, right place, for the right purpose, and basic species identification.  Stay on for BBQ and refreshments afterwards.  

More information available on the Mid Oreti Catchment Group Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Mid-Oreti-Catchment-Group-582032989140174

13 & 14 APR

13 & 14 APR

COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS

Want to share your catchment stories & build engagement?

6pm - 9pm - Tuesday 13 April - The Salvation Army, 7 Dejoux Road, Winton

11am - 2pm - Wednesday 14 April - Southern Field Days Office, 575 Waimumu Road, Gore

The sessions will be run by Thriving Southland’s very own Communications Manager Lee Cowan. Lee is a strategic communications and crisis communications expert with over twenty years’ experience providing strategic input, innovative solutions and marketing and communications advice to senior leaders across a variety of sectors. She is also a passionate presenter on public perception, community engagement, story-telling and communications.

Both sessions same content. Come along to the location that suits you best!

Free to attend. Please RSVP to office@thrivingsouthland.co.nz. 

12 APR

12 APR

WAIKAKA CATCHMENT DISCUSSION GROUP

Looking at practical solutions for planting options, Sediment trap design and information about entering into a QEII covenant. 

Monday 12 April
Kick off 12pm with a BBQ Lunch
63 Howe Road, Gore (Supply number 33471)

Speakers

David Moat, Environment Southland - What you can and cannot do without consent

James, Pukerau Nursery - Right plant right place, planting and maintenance

Jesse Bythell, QEII Trust - Why you would put a block into QEII

Sandra Campbell, Thriving Southland - What's new with Thriving Southland

Also input from local contractors Abernethey Contracting on what they have seen done well and not so well. 

9 APR

9 APR

WHAT LIVES IN OUR STREAMS - WAIKAWA, TOKANUI & HALDANE/WAIPAPA CATCHMENT GROUPS

10am - Friday 9 April - Niagra Cafe

1pm - Friday 9 April - Tokanui Pub

4pm - Friday 9 April - Otara Hall

Come and join us for a discussion about catchment groups and to take a look at what is living in our streams with Craig Simpson from the Pomahaka River Care Group.

Free to attend, all welcome. Please RSVP to office@thrivingsouthland.co.nz. 

31 MAR

31 MAR

OREPUKI ACE STREAM WALK

Understand more about what's in your water!

Come along and engage with your local community and explore what’s in your waterway and identify opportunities for improvement. Use a SHMAK kit, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macroinvertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use. 

Wednesday 31 March
10am - 2pm
Taunoa Stream - Start from Old Shale Works to Gemstone Beach

Please register your interest and any questions to Chris Paterson 0272345148

30 MAR

30 MAR

WAIMATUKU CATCHMENT GROUP COMMUNITY FIELD DAY

10.00am - 2pm
Tuesday 30 March

Meet at 275 Boundary Road (Graeme Appleby's) - Please bring gumboots and a water bottle. 

Learn more about the Waimatuku catchment and environment, and catch up with your Neighbours. 

OVERVIEW

10am - Registration and introductions

QEll Visit and information session - Hear from Jesse Bythell, QEll National Trust

BBQ Lunch provided

ACE stream walk

2pm - Finish

Everyone welcome - farmers, non-farmers, families. Please RSVP to Jessica Goodwright on 027 697 4852 or waimatukucatchmentgroup@gmail.com. 

25 MAR

25 MAR

LOWER APARIMA ACE STREAM WALK

Understand more about what's in your water!

Come along and engage with your local community and explore what’s in your waterway and identify opportunities for improvement. Use a SHMAK kit, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macroinvertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use. 

Thursday 25 March
10am - 2pm
Simon Hopcroft’s farm

More details to come.

Please register your interest and any questions to Simon Hopcroft 0272010377

20 MAR

20 MAR

2021 AQUAVAN: DISCOVERING OUR CATCHMENT AND COASTAL CONNECTIONS

The Aquavan is heading to Invercargill, bringing live marine critters and touch pools to schools and communities.  The aim of the project is to create awareness and understanding of the connectivity between river health and the coastal environment, in a dynamic hands-on way.

We are running a public event alongside the Education Programme, so bring the family, come along and have some fun!

Date: Saturday 20 March
Location: ILT Stadium Southland Foyer
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Many thanks to the Waihopai and Gore-Waimumu Catchment Groups for sourcing funding through Thriving Southland to bring this amazing educational resource to Southland.

11 MAR

11 MAR

MAKAREWA HEADWATER CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

7.30pm
Thursday 11 March

Top Pub, Winton

11 MAR

11 MAR

2021 AQUAVAN: DISCOVERING OUR CATCHMENT AND COASTAL CONNECTIONS

The Aquavan is heading to Gore, bringing live marine critters and touch pools to schools and communities.  The aim of the project is to create awareness and understanding of the connectivity between river health and the coastal environment, in a dynamic hands-on way.

We are running a public event alongside the Education Programme, so bring the family, come along and have some fun!

Date: Thursday 11 March
Location: Gore Town & Country Club
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Many thanks to the Gore-Waimumu and Waihopai Catchment Groups for sourcing funding through Thriving Southland to bring this amazing educational resource to Southland.

10 MAR

10 MAR

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP - STREAM HEALTH & WATER QUALITY MONITORING SKILLS SESSION

6.00pm
Wednesday 10 March

Matt McKenzie's Farm, 97 Walker Road, Morton Mains

9 MAR

9 MAR

DIPTON CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

7.30pm
Tuesday 9 March

Fire Station Rooms, Dipton

2 MAR

2 MAR

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

7.30pm
Tuesday 2 March

Woodlands Tavern, Woodlands

26 FEB

26 FEB

NATIVE PLANT NURSERY & SEED PROPAGATION SITE VISIT

Getting underway at 2pm
Friday 26 February

784 Limehills Browns Road

Makarewa Headwaters Catchment Group invites you to come along and learn from the experience of Malcolm MacKenzie who has many years of knowledge in this field.

Enquiries to Mark Thomson, Ph: 0272764392

22 FEB

22 FEB

WAIKAKA CATCHMENT GROUP AGM

7.30pm
Monday 22 February

Waikaka Sport complex.

19 FEB

19 FEB

CAN WE GROW OUR OWN NATIVES?

7.00pm
Friday 19 February

Join us on a local bush walk to learn about seed collection, processing and planting. Meet at the Fortrose Boat Ramp, bring a friend, everybody welcome.

RSVP to office@thrivingsouthland.co.nz and go in the draw to win a
$200 Native Plant starter pack!

16 FEB

16 FEB

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

Tuesday 16 February

6.00pm - 8.00pm
Red Shed at ABLime (10 Bend Road, Browns 9782)

More information to come. 

10 FEB

10 FEB

HEDGEHOPE MAKAREWA CATCHMENT GROUP STEERING GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 10 February

7.00pm
1212 North Makarewa Grovebush Road

First meeting of the year to discuss future events and projects. 

3 FEB

3 FEB

WAIKAWA CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 03 February

7.30pm
Waikawa Hall

The meeting is to discuss funding opportunities, work being done in the Waikawa catchment and form a plan for the group going forward. 

10 DEC

10 DEC

BETWEEN THE DOMES - XMAS WETLAND TOUR

Thursday 10 December

3.00pm Wetland Tours
5.00pm BBQ

Come on a tour with us to view wetlands in the Between the Domes catchment and to learn about how stream plantings and wetlands function and capture nutrients.

There will be expert speakers to provide advice and discuss some existing wetlands in various stages of development.

We will end the tour with a social BBQ to round off the year with.

BBQ provided, BYO refreshments.
Contact Jim Andrews 027 231 6363 for further info.

25 NOV

25 NOV

DIPTON CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 25 November

11.00am - 1.00pm
Lunch under the willows, down by the river at Milligan Park in Dipton

Come and learn about the Dipton area and why it is special.  Two guest speakers - Andrew Watson – quick history of Dipton and the river, along with a speaker on local water quality from Environment Southland.   The event will be moved to the Dipton Golf Club in the event of bad weather.

Phone Lynden Prebble (027 241 0868) or Frazer Brown (027 229 2879) with any queries.

NOV 10,11,12

NOV 10,11,12

STRONG CATCHMENT GROUPS, STRONG COMMUNITIES

Roger Dalrymple joins us to share his knowledge and experience of building Catchment Groups with strong purpose.

He shows how strong purpose builds stronger groups, better engagement, and successful and innovative projects. Roger is a passionate Catchment Group member in the Rangitikei catchment, farming through the Horizons Regional Council policy changes, so has some useful insights to share. Roger will be supported by local consultant Mo Topham. These events are open for everyone in the community to attend.

TOKANUI
7.00pm | Tuesday 10th November | Tokanui Pub
Tokanui and Lower Mataura Catchment Groups

GORE
7.00pm | Wednesday 11th November | Waimumu Field Days Offices
Gore, Waikaka and Otamita Catchment Groups

BALFOUR
7.00pm | Thursday 12th November | Balfour Pub
Upper Mataura, Wendonside, Balfour and Between the Domes Catchment Groups

10 NOV

10 NOV

PLANNING FOR WINTERING

Monday 10 November

10.30am - 1.30pm

Have you thought about your winter grazing options for 2021?

Join the Three Rivers Catchment Group in partnership with Thriving Southland, Beef+Lamb New Zealand and DairyNZ, for a Wintering Options Field day

Meeting at David Clarkes, McFadzien Road Glenham (will be signposted) then moving to the Glenham Hall for farmer introduced Farm Case Studies, information and a BBQ.

We have Roger Dalrymple, a passionate farmer / catchment group supporter from Rangitikei to speak to us, along with other local industry leaders in attendance.

Enquiries
Kevin Hall  027 471 7906  |  David Clarke  027 622 2325


5 NOV

5 NOV

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP

Thursday 5 November

1.00pm sharp
Woodlands Full Primary School 

The children will give us a presentation of the work they’ve been doing in the classroom with regards to their Waihopai studies, followed by a trip down to the Waihopai stream to see their activities undertaken so far.

4 NOV

4 NOV

WENDONSIDE SLOPE FOCUS FIELD DAY

Wednesday 4 November

1.30pm
60 McDonald Road, Wendonside

29 OCT

29 OCT

UPPER MATAURA/TOMOGALAK CATCHMENT GROUP BBQ

Thursday 29 October

5.30pm
The Old Deer Improvement Farm Woolshed,
270 Ardlussa Road,
Longridge North


27 OCT

27 OCT

THRIVING SOUTHLAND AGM

Tuesday 27 October

1.00pm
Level 6 Kelvin Hotel
Invercargill

All invited.

27 OCT

27 OCT

TE ANAU FRESHWATER & CATCHMENT GROUP INFO EVENING

Tuesday 27 October

7.30pm
Te Anau Club

Supper, tea & coffee provided. Bar purchases available.

22 OCT

22 OCT

MOVING TO THE FRONT FOOT

Thursday 22 October

Doors open 6.30pm
Speaker starts 7.00pm
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Corinthian Centre
Invercargill Workingmen’s Club

For more information, or to register click here


21 OCT

21 OCT

BETWEEN THE DOMES CATCHMENT GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 21 October

7.30pm
Lumsden Senior Citizen Centre


14 OCT

14 OCT

DIPTON CATCHMENT GROUP

Wednesday 14 October

7.30pm
Dipton Golf Club
Bryce Road, Dipton 9791


8 OCT

8 OCT

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP

Runoff Detainment Bund & Nursery Field Day
Thursday 8 October

3 - 5.00pm
ABLime Dairy Farm Milking Shed,
10 Bend Road, Winton

Bring your gumboots!
Afternoon tea provided.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP on the Facebook event page here.

17 SEP

17 SEP

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP

Thursday 17 September
Mid Calving & Lambing Social

6.30pm
Woodlands Tavern
3 Wyeth Road, Woodlands 9871

12 AUG

12 AUG

BETWEEN THE DOMES CATCHMENT GROUP

Wednesday 12 August

7.00pm
Lumsden Senior Citizens Hall

12 AUG

12 AUG

MID ORETI CATCHMENT GROUP

Wednesday 12 August

6.30pm
Southern REAP Building, Winton

4 AUG

4 AUG

OREPUKI CATCHMENT GROUP

Tuesday 4 August

7.00pm

3 AUG

3 AUG

WAIHOPAI CATCHMENT GROUP

Monday 3 August

7.30pm
Woodlands Tavern

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