Government investment in farmer-led catchment groups sweeps past 150 mark

Government investment in on-the-ground efforts by farmers to improve land management practices has passed a milestone, with more than 170 catchment groups nationwide now receiving support, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.

“When it comes to freshwater, we have a job to do as an industry and that’s to restore our rivers within a generation,” Damien O’Connor said.

Today he announced $2.1 million to support 31 farmer-led catchment groups in the ManawatūRangitīkei, and Wairarapa which are helping farmers and growers transition to more sustainable land use. Continue reading