Statement from Environment Southland deputy chairman Lloyd McCallum
I am resuming my role on Environment Southland’s Regulatory Committee now that the investigation relating to a compliant about some cows near a river on my property, is complete.
The investigation resulted in no enforcement action being taken. However, being the subject of an investigation was a stressful experience to myself and my family and I am relieved it is over. Having said that, like all challenging situations in life there are learnings and opportunities.
The bar is continuing to rise for good on-farm management practice and the management of waterways. As a regional councillor and a farmer, I will continue to review and improve my own farming practices to ensure we are operating at and above good practice.
I look forward to returning to work for all the ratepayers of Southland and will not be making any further public comment on the matter.