The Lower South Island Team Leader and Regional Coordinator is Janet Gregory. In addition to supporting NZ Landcare Trust staff and contractors, Janet works with farmers and landowners on catchment scale projects, a national initiative supporting sustainability in the deer industry, as well as the Southland Biodiversity Forum.

A list of projects can be seen on the right of the page.

Dairy farmer Lynsey Stratford from South Coast Dairy Limited in Southland gave an excellent interview to Radio NZ's Nine to Noon programme, outlining the work they have carried out since 2009, to convert a farm from sheep and beef... Radio Interview>

The Southland Rural Support Trust has been set up with support from MAF with the principal aim of supporting rural communities. Help is available for both human and animal welfare issues, during and after adverse events. Janet is secretary and coordinator for this group and has helped with initial establishment and coordination of drought response activities.

Janet works with a number of community groups and landcare groups as part of her native bidiversity enhancement work. Otama Primary School are a good example of how this 'grass roots activity' can pay dividends... more>