Intensive Winter Grazing workshops 

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Intensive Winter Grazing workshop locations and dates

What you need to bring to a workshop

Helpful resources

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Register for an Intensive Winter Grazing workshop


Otago Regional Council (ORC) are hosting free Intensive Winter Grazing workshops throughout Otago over February and March.

The ORC Consents, Compliance and Catchment Advisor teams will be there to help with:

  • Completing IWG resource consent application
  • Updating grazing management plan, for new or existing IWG consents
  • Any questions about IWG


ORC staff will help ensure that you leave the workshop with a completed IWG consent application and/or IWG grazing management plan, to give you peace of mind for the upcoming winter grazing season.

The free workshop will consist of:

  1. Introduction to ORC staff and attending industry groups (e.g., MPI, Beef+Lamb, Dairy NZ, Deer Industry NZ)
  2. A short 15-20 minute presentation from the ORC team
  3. Break into small groups, or sit one-on-one, for the workshop. 

To attend an IWG workshop, you need to register
(form is below).


Intensive Winter Grazing workshop locations and dates

Location Date and time Venue
Tarras Thursday, 15 February, 10am-12pm Tarras War Memorial Community Centre
Ōmakau Thursday, 15 February, 1.30pm-3.30pm Omakau Golf Club
Weston Wednesday, 21 February, 10am-12pm,  Weston Hall
Palmerston Wednesday, 21 February, 1.30pm-3.30pm Palmerston Community Centre
Millers Flat Thursday, 29 February, 1.30pm-3.30pm Millers Flat Hall
Lawrence Thursday, 29 February, 10am-12pm Simpson Park Hall
Ōwaka Tuesday, 5 March, 10am-12pm Owaka Community Centre
Clinton Tuesday, 5 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm Clinton Community Centre
Milton  Tuesday, 12 March, 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Tokomairiro Rugby Club
Tapanui  Tuesday 19 March, 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm West Otago Community Centre
Middlemarch Wednesday 27 March, 10am-12pm Strath Taieri Community Centre
Ranfurly Wednesday 27 March, 1.30pm-3.30pm Maniototo Golf Club​



What you need to bring to the workshop

  1. Whole farm map
  2. Individual paddock maps of forage crops for 2024
  3. Any existing relevant Farm Plans, Grazing Management Plans and information on soils and slope (i.e., from consultants, Beef+Lamb, DairyNZ, NZFAP, etc). Please note this is not needed but if you have this information already it may be useful to bring along.
  4. Any existing IWG consent (if you have one)


Helpful resources


Got any questions about the IWG workshops?

You can get in touch with our friendly Catchment Advisors if you have any questions about the IWG workshops or anything else about Intensive Winter Grazing.


Phone: 0800 474 082

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