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Waikaka Stream Catchment Group

Catchment includes the Waikaka and Pukerau streams. The Waikaka Stream is the local water body for the wider Waikaka community in Eastern Southland. It is used for many recreational activities, such as swimming and fishing, and runs through many farming properties in the district. The community formed a Catchment Group in late 2017 to establish a way to manage the stream based on changing regulations and legislation from Environment Southland (Regional Government).

Group Chair

Craig McIntyre (Chair)
Chris Affleck (Co-Chair)


Group coordinator

Sandra Campbell

Number of members in the CG

There are about 50 active members in the Group but are engaging with about 80-90 people in the catchment. 

Date the CG started

The Waikaka Stream Catchment Group started in 2017, and has an informal structure with an eight-member working group. They meet regularly at the Waikaka Sports Complex. 

Types of people in the group

Good mix of sheep, beef, dairy and cropping, Waikaka and Pukerau townships and schools.

Projects completed

Sediment traps, planting riparian areas, winter grazing paddock selection, water testing in conjunction with Beef and Lamb.

Hosted Events / Meetings

The group has recently set up a facebook page which has 95 people following. It’s a great tool to advertise up and coming events. 

Recent events include their AGM on 22 February 2021 at Waikaka Sports Complex, a Winter Grazing Workshop and a Riparian Management event. The events had great attendance and generated good discussion. 

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