The fifth workshop was held in Tuatapere, where forum members began to hear the results of the Share Your Wai campaign, which collected community values for water from people across Southland. They received their first look at the draft freshwater objectives package being developed for Southland, and spent time discussing national bottom lines and what these look like for Southland. This workshop is the first in Phase Two of the Regional Forum programme.
The fourth workshop was held in Invercargill, where forum members continued to build their knowledge of the Southland environment and the policy space they are working in. This workshop completes Phase One of the Regional Forum programme.
The third workshop was held in Te Anau, where forum members continued to build their knowledge of the Southland environment and the policy space they are working in.
During the second workshop in Gore, forum members had an opportunity to meet with members of the Environment Southland monitoring team and see how they carry out water quality and quantity monitoring at the Mataura River at Gore’s monitoring site.
The first workshop focused on allowing the members to start to get to know one another; to start exploring their roles and responsibilities as well as the roles of Environment Southland and Te Ao Marama; to start developing a code of conduct and begin to explore the context of the work ahead, in particular change and decision making.