Southland farmers have been acknowledged in the news media for the contribution they have made over several years to remediation of the Waituna Catchment.
"Along with Environment Southland, they have committed considerable resources into Waituna over recent years."
The Government's recent announcement of the successful grants from its Freshwater Improvement Fund included the Waituna Partners, who will receive $5 million over five years for initiatives to help improve water quality in the lagoon and catchment. It is great to see this ongoing project receiving the recognition it deserves.
The combined effort of the Waituna Partners – Environment Southland, Department of Conservation, Southland District Council, Te Rūnanga o Awarua and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu – shows what can be achieved when everyone works together.