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

Tainui Group Holdings behind Lake Taupo protection breaches

www.stuff.co.nz. 5 May 2016 Tainui Group Holdings has outed itself as the company behind the rule breach designed to protect Lake Taupo after the regional council withheld its details. But Waikato Regional Council has been taken to task by the Green Party for not naming the Waikato-Tainui commercial arm from the outset. In a statement issued on Monday, council said [...]

Tainui Group Holdings behind Lake Taupo protection breaches2016-05-09T10:12:49+13:00

New region-wide nutrient management rules could affect all farmers in Kaikoura

By Emma Dangerfield, www.nzfarmer.co.nz,  10 February 2016 Environment Canterbury commissioner Peter Skelton says all farmers should have, as a starting point, a baseline nitrogen leaching rate that reflects Good Management Practice Proposed changes to the Environment Canterbury (ECan) Land and Water Regional Plan could affect all farmers in the Kaikoura district, regardless of their water quality zoning. ECan announced last week that [...]

New region-wide nutrient management rules could affect all farmers in Kaikoura2016-05-05T14:35:47+13:00

Loss-making farmers can’t afford environmental mitigation, says Fed Farmers boss

By Fiona Rotherham, www.scoop.co.nz, 21 July 2015 Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says progress made in the last few years on farming’s environmental impact can’t be sustained when farmers are making a loss. Speaking to the Local Government New Zealand conference today, Rolleston says if agriculture is to continue its contribution to New Zealand’s economy, it has to address the [...]

Loss-making farmers can’t afford environmental mitigation, says Fed Farmers boss2017-08-09T10:57:43+13:00

Farmer formally warned over Lake Taupo nitrogen breach

by Gerald Piddock, stuff.co.nz, 25 June 2015 A sheep and beef farmer has been the first to receive a formal warning for breaching the Resource Management Act under the Waikato Regional Council’s Variation 5 consenting regime. The farmer exceeded the nitrogen discharge cap on properties in the Lake Taupo catchment over a two year period. The warning came after it [...]

Farmer formally warned over Lake Taupo nitrogen breach2017-08-09T10:57:43+13:00