Three Rivers Catchment Group

The Three Rivers Catchment Group, an original catchment group in Southland, initially covered a broader region. Over time, it has evolved and adapted as new groups emerged. Today, Three Rivers Catchment Group has centralised its efforts while maintaining strong connections with neighbouring groups. 

Group Chair

Kevin Hall - Chair
Steven Clarke - Vice Chair
Megan King - Secretary


Group coordinator

Tessa Miller
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The Three Rivers Catchment Group is working with a range of stakeholders to lead the way in environmental practices and to educate and inform the community on environmental issues.

Number of members in the CG


Date the CG started


Types of people in the group

The Catchment Group has a strong sheep, beef and dairy base, however they are also taking in Wyndham and Edendale Townships and have a close connection to Menzies College.

Projects completed

Wyndham Show, farmer panels, field days, public meetings, farm environmental planning, Wintering Options Field Day, Roger Dalrymple talk about benefits of Catchment Groups.

Projects underway

Environmental leadership prize sponsorship for local secondary school.
Working on building engagement and growing sub-catchment groups.

Past Events 

Win the Ultimate Rural Hall Party  

A strong community is a fundamental value for the Three Rivers Catchment Group. The Group ran a short competition between the local Catchment Groups, to win a Rural Hall Party in their local hall. The Seaward Down’s Hall was the overall winner, with over 400 votes across the whole competition.  

2023 Wintering Tour 

The Three Rivers Catchment Group toured their catchment, visiting four different wintering systems: a composting barn, grass and baleage system, cows on crop, and sheep on crop. The weather held off for us and ended at the local pub for a great feed!  

The tour was a great opportunity to socialise, learn and gain new ideas for farming systems at home, particularly interesting was the innovative techniques we discovered at the composting barn. The visit to the grass/baleage system built on maintaining BCS, and balancing environmental regulation.  

Observing cows and sheep on crop over the last two stops highlighted how important winter crops are to many farms across the catchment, and the amount of factors that go into a successful winter. 


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