New law also restricts the way plant-based food can label itself.
While the politics plays out, new forest plantings are grinding to a halt, Keith Woodford says.
The proposed plan approach to require assessment against cultural values for consents for normal farming operations could drive conflict, Feds says.
Approach focused on supporting research that farmers can use in building better farm systems.
Federated Farmers calls on the government to address the 'broken promises' and 'unworkable' freshwater rules with urgency.
Concerns about ‘rushed consultation approaches being taken by councils’.
Concerns remain about the cost, usefulness, and how they join up with with rules and requirements.
Twenty-five cases of significant non-compliance reported in 2022-23 season.
Federated Farmers warns of knock-on effects from Northland exclusion plans.
Fear is that hill country grazing will need costly resource consents in the future.
Council said to have promised changes to Regional Land and Water Management Plan.
Forest waste management and some planting decisions devolve to local authorities.
MyFarm seminar to unpack the change it says will wash over rural NZ.
Only by putting locals at the heart of the decision-making process can we ensure decision-makers balance the issues in a way that enhances local wellbeing.
New risk classification of farm dams likely to prove expensive – if there is even capacity to get it done.
The world is changing; farmers are not resistant to this. But when policy lands and is not fit for the intended outcome, it fuels mistrust in authorities, writes Emma Crutchley.
Many planning, slash removal and wilding control decisions will rest with local authorities.
Court to hear appeals against ‘decisions version’ of plan.
NZ farmers risk falling behind in key markets due to delays in approval.
Scores sign on as certifiers and auditors of farm water plans.
Local authorities, insurers welcome policy direction on planning for natural hazards.
Drive 4 Change hears stories of stressed farmers in nationwide trek to highlight rural plight.
More sleep lost to following the rules than to farming itself, one farmer says.
Industry groups say changes are a good start in making stock exclusion regulations fit for purpose.
Recommendation to triple minimum flow of Central Otago river over the next 17 years.
Next year’s review will take into account new report on methane metrics.
It has become harder to establish wetlands and easier to destroy them, says body.
Agri leaders of six parties on the spot about plans for the sector.
Officials carried out more than 500 inspection of region’s thousands of dairy farms last season.
Farms have to learn whole new system before previous one is even bedded in, Feds says.
Key legislation to reform RMA passed, with National immediately taking aim at them.
Final version said to ignore draft suggestions about using plain language.
Gap between expectation and DoC quotation almost 1000%.
Transport decisions taken in Wellington bear no relation to rural needs, says Alan Emerson.
Fast-moving regulations are strangling agribusiness and the economy, says Findex Waikato’s managing partner.
Blanket approach could end up harming land, environment and farmers’ self-image, study finds.