The ‘Pohangina Catchment Care Group’ (PCCG) was formed in 2020 in response to a concern that there was a public perception that the Pohangina River is nothing more than a “farm drain”. It was recognised that the Pohangina catchment is an incredibly special place with a diverse population from farmers to lifestylers to forestry blocks to villagers and includes land administered by Rangitaane, the Department of Conservation & Horizons Regional Council.
- PCCG UpdateThe current very wet winter is proving a challenge for valley residents – farmers and small blockers alike. We are fortunate to have missed the extreme weather events that have severely impacted many areas throughout the country and the roads have remained mostly passable. Waterways have had a decent clean out with the testing results generally returning lower readings for trace elements and e-coli although turbidity has been higher. We will attempt to have a community water quality report for the next newsletter for the trends from the 2 years we have been testing. The Pohangina committee are planning to […]
- Pohangina Catchment Care Group updateFirstly, a huge THANK YOU to the Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Club for sponsoring one of the water testing sites – your support is greatly appreciated. The PCCG held a very informative Land Owners Field Day on July 13th hosted by Matt & Shane Carroll & Nicola Shadbolt at Westview. There is a lot of new regulation being thrown at farmers currently & the purpose of the Field Day was to provide some insight into what this means going forward. Ian McNab, a senior rural advisor from Horizons gave the first presentation. Horizons have found themselves in the unenviable position of […]