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DairyNZ: National freshwater regulations

6 August 2020 DairyNZ Central Government’s new freshwater regulations have been finalised and start coming into law from September 3, 2020. Here is a summary of those regulations and what they may mean for you. In August 2020 Government announced its final decision on new freshwater regulations (known as Action for Healthy Waterways/Essential Freshwater package). These new and updated regulations [...]

DairyNZ: National freshwater regulations2020-08-12T12:37:47+12:00

Beef+Lamb NZ: New freshwater rules – preliminary analysis and next steps

6 August 2020. Beef+Lamb NZ B+LNZ has completed a preliminary assessment of the essential freshwater rules that became law on 5 August. The following email has been sent to farmers. --------------- Yesterday the Government released the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS), National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES) and stock exclusion regulations. Copies of the new rules can be [...]

Beef+Lamb NZ: New freshwater rules – preliminary analysis and next steps2020-08-12T12:28:49+12:00

New rules in place to restore healthy rivers

New rules to protect and restore New Zealand’s freshwater passed into law today. Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor welcomed the gazetting of the new national direction on freshwater management. “These regulations deliver on the Government’s commitment to stop further degradation, show material improvements within five years and restore our waterways to health within a generation,” David [...]

New rules in place to restore healthy rivers2020-08-12T12:29:24+12:00

Reducing GHG Emissions Can Also Cut Nitrogen Leaching on Dairy Farms

Taken from: Our Land Our Water - National Science Challenges New research from the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge shows that producing carbon-neutral dairy products can also decrease nitrogen leaching by 42% New Zealand’s farmers have been given the freedom to set their own path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on farm, with a 2022 deadline for making [...]

Reducing GHG Emissions Can Also Cut Nitrogen Leaching on Dairy Farms2020-03-04T08:53:45+13:00

Financial impact of the Waikato Regional Plan Nitrogen Cap on Taupo Farmers

Prepared for the Waikato Regional Council by Phil Journeaux, Darren McNae & James Allen; May 2019. The financial impact of the nitrogen cap was analysed across various aspects:(i) Impact on farm working expenses. As a generalisation, the rate of increase in farm working expenses across farms in New Zealand over time is greater than the rate of increase in farm [...]

Financial impact of the Waikato Regional Plan Nitrogen Cap on Taupo Farmers2019-10-10T14:19:09+13:00

Farmers fear the unknown over freshwater water plans

tuff News, 1 October 2019 Farmers are worried about proposed water policy changes, but their concerns are largely based on a fear of the unknown, says Northland dairy farmer Andrew Booth. In recent weeks social media has been rife with comments from on-edge farmers, and small town halls packed to the rafters as officials have been quizzed over the proposals. [...]

Farmers fear the unknown over freshwater water plans2019-10-10T14:11:53+13:00

Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up

BOPRC Media Release 16 August 2019 Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management rules that has been released this week. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Fiona McTavish said that the rules (Plan Change 10) are one method in a broad suite of lake clean-up [...]

Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up2019-08-22T15:12:22+12:00

Rotorua farmers dodge bullet

Farmers Weekly 22 August 2019 The Environment Court’s interim decision to uphold Plan Change 10 rules for nitrogen allocation in Rotorua Lakes District has been welcomed by farmers as a win for common sense and rural communities. The 70-plus farmers in the catchment have been fighting what they see as an about turn by Rotorua Lakes District Council after it [...]

Rotorua farmers dodge bullet2019-08-22T15:04:55+12:00

Rerewhakaaitu farmers managing nutrients to protect local lakes

BOPRC  Media Release 31 January 2019 Farmers from the Rerewhakaaitu community are taking practical steps to protect water quality in their local lakes. They have worked with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Fonterra,  Beef and Lamb New Zealand, AgFirst and PerrinAg to develop a farm-specific nutrient profile and produce 48 customised farm environment plans. These farm environment plans will help [...]

Rerewhakaaitu farmers managing nutrients to protect local lakes2019-01-31T11:56:38+13:00

Canterbury nutrient limits take effect

Rural News - Nigel Malthus - 17 January 2019 Environment Canterbury says the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, will take effect on February 1. The nutrient management rules will apply in all catchments in the Canterbury region not currently the subject of sub-region plans. Resource consent, including audited farm [...]

Canterbury nutrient limits take effect2019-01-31T12:32:23+13:00