1. Farmers get a voice with the rule makers

    Farmers, the regional council and the Southland rural community owe much to Balfour farmer Aaron Wilson’s efforts to work more closely together to ensure dairying remains a sustainable, vibrant industry in the region.


  2. Plan now - plant later

    In 2013, the industry committed to the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord which requires dairy farmers to have a riparian management plan by 2020 and all waterways* will have stock excluded by 2017.


  3. Farmers have stepped up to protect environment

    Despite tough seasons, dairy farmers have stepped up and made significant progress on meeting their environmental commitments to New Zealanders, according to a new progress report on the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord.


  4. More can be done to protect New Zealand's waterways

    Protecting New Zealand’s waterways are a priority and dairy is one of many sectors that needs to play a role.