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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


King Country Rivercare update

WELL it certainly has been a busy year for KCRC and our catchment groups.

In late October a number of members attended a Waikato Regional Council/ Ministry for the Environment Freshwater Farm Plan workshop. The day provided an opportunity to feedback on the proposed template which we hope will influence the level of detail and the formation of fresh water plan requirements going forward. So a big thanks to all those who attended.

The co-ordinators recently returned from the National Catchment Forum in Wellington. The event was a chance to connect with other catchment groups from across New Zealand and hear about their successes, challenges, and future focuses.

What was clear is that no one catchment feels like they have ‘nailed it’. What we do know is that the farming landscape is changing and now more than ever it’s important we are part of the conversation to help shape the future as well as helping farmers to understand the impact of any regulatory changes.

On that note, KCRC will be making a submission to the Governments He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership proposal on the pricing of agricultural emissions.

We have a website!
Our new website launched in October. This is a hub of information and includes water testing results across our catchments and other useful resources for farmers.
Check it out – kingcountryrivercare.co.nz

KCRC events
We’ve held a number of events throughout the year. Most recently we subsidised three days of First Aid training in Piopio. The course was attended by over 40 locals over the three days and focused on practical first aid in a rural setting. Thanks to Donna Pari who pulled everything together.

We’re currently working on two Christmas events as well as looking to 2023. Our Facebook page is the best place to stay up to date with all upcoming events.

Search King Country River Care on Facebook.

Committee Meeting
We held our AGM in August and Reon Verry was re-elected Chair. We are always on the lookout for new members. If you’re interested in seeing what we are all about, our next will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 6.30pm @ the Fat Owl, Piopio.