The council's 'Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change' will affect the way you farm in the Waikato and Hauraki. Find out what you can do, why a Sustainable Milk Plan is a good option and how wetlands work in your favour.
Most farmers will need a new resource consent and to prepare a farm environment plan under Environment Canterbury's Land & Water Regional Plan. And operate at ‘good management practice’ by 2017.
Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty region is beginning a collaborative process for water quality limit-setting in 2014/15.
The Otago Water Plan Change 6A (water quality) is operative. This means that rules now apply to ensure that effluent, sediment and other discharges are managed appropriately.