River liaison committees
Environment Southland has established seven River Liaison Committees comprised of representatives evenly spread throughout each river catchment and elected annually by their communities.
Their role is to advise and assist Council in the development of annual maintenance works programmes and budgets, and provide an important local contact for each river community regarding special river and land drainage management issues.
Southland's River Liaison Committees are meeting to discuss proposed 2020/2021 works programmes and budgets, the recent flooding, committee representation and issues relating to the catchment.
We encourage residents of each river catchment, land drainage community and members of the public to attend.
For enquiries contact Paddy Haynes or Jan Brown on 0800 76 88 45.
|Aparima Catchment Liaison Committee||Monday, 24 February 2020, at 10.30 am||Otautau Railway Hotel, King Street, Otautau||Morning tea commences at 10am. A light lunch provided at the meeting’s conclusion. (Chairman – Grant McGregor Phone 03 225 8702)|
|Waimatuku Catchment Liaison Committee||Monday, 24 February 2020, at 1.15 pm||Waimatuku Hall, Waimatuku, Invercargill-Riverton Highway||Afternoon tea to follow. (Chairman – Tony Strang Phone 03 224 6213)|
|Waiau Catchment Liaison Committee||Tuesday, 25 February 2020, at 1.15 pm||Waiau Hotel, 49 Main Street, Tuatapere||Afternoon tea to follow. (Chairman – Nessa Legg Phone 03 225 5277)|
|Makarewa Catchment Liaison Committee||Thursday, 27 February 2020, at 10.30 am||Hedgehope Community Hall, Hedgehope||Morning tea commences at 10am. (Chairman – Russell MacPherson Phone 03 236 0857)|
|Oreti Catchment Liaison Committee||Friday, 28 February 2020, at 10.30 am||Dipton Golf Club, Spirit Burn Road, Dipton||Morning tea commences at 10am. A light lunch will be provided at the meeting’s conclusion. (Co-Chairmen – David Rose, Phone 03 235 2619 and Dave Marshall, Phone 03 235 2228)|
|Mataura Catchment Consultative Committee||Friday, 28 February 2020, at 1.15 pm||Riversdale Hotel, Main Street, Riversdale||Afternoon tea to follow. (Chairman – Bevin Watt Phone 03 208 1992)|
|Te Anau Basin Rivers Liaison Committee||Tuesday, 3 March 2020, at 11.00 am||Te Anau Golf Club, Waiau Road, Te Anau||Morning tea commences 10.30am (Chairman – Barry Taylor Phone 03 249 7053)|
|Waituna Liaison Committee||Monday, 16 March 2020, at 10.30 am||Oteramika Hall, Cnr Waituna Road and Kapuku North Road||A light lunch will be provided at the meeting’s conclusion. (Chairman – Ewen Pirie Phone 03 239 5859)|
For River Liaison Committee assistance on river or land drainage issues, contact the committee chair for your catchment.
|Mataura River Liaison Committee||Bevan Watt||03 208 1992|
|Oreti River Liaison Committee||Co-chairs David Rose and Dave Marshall||David - 03 235 2619; Dave - 03 235 2228|
|Aparima River Liaison Committee||Grant McGregor||03 225 8702|
|Te Anau Rivers Liaison Committee||Barry Taylor||03 249 7053|
|Makarewa River Liaison Committee||Russell MacPherson||03 236 0857|
|Waituna Liaison Committee||Ewen Pirie||03 239 5859|
|Waiau River Liaison Committee||Nessa Legg||03 225 5277|
|Waimatuku Stream Liaison Committee||Tony Strang||03 224 6213|
We offer assistance to groups or individuals wanting to start up their own environmental care group. For advice or funding requests, contact us on 0800 76 88 45.