Thursday, May 19, 2022

Water


Putting water on the map

Putting water on the map

BySamantha TennentMay 17, 2022
Losing nutrients before they can be utilised on-farm is costly to a business and can have an adverse impact on water quality. But to reduce losses, we need to understand how they are transported from the land and identify the…

Government accepts Three Waters recommendations

ByColin WilliscroftApr 29, 2022
The move has been welcomed by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), with president Stuart Crosby saying it provides much-needed momentum, as well as certainty for ratepayers. He said councils face…

Alternative water reform plan presented

ByStaff reporterApr 22, 2022
Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown hopes Government Ministers will listen carefully to feedback on proposed three waters reform.Mayors and chief executives representing the 32 member councils of Communities 4 Local Democracy…

Community crucial for catchment groups

ByColin WilliscroftApr 20, 2022
Founding member of the Pomahaka Water Care Group Lloyd McCall says catchment groups need to have plenty of people involved as it makes it harder to lose momentum because there’s…


RDR fish screen first of its kind in NZ

RDR fish screen first of its kind in NZ

ByAnnette ScottApr 14, 2022
RDRML chief executive Tony McCormick says it is important to ensure there is no impact on the fish species that…
Banks urged to step up on land-use change funding

Banks urged to step up on land-use change funding

ByRichard RennieApr 4, 2022
John Burke estimates a 10% land restoration project across all NZ farms could be expected to cost on average $14,000…
New rural water rules four years away

New rural water rules four years away

ByColin WilliscroftMar 28, 2022
Suppliers who use accepted methods of treatment on water from bores, streams or rain water will meet required standards. Farmers…
Three Waters battle far from over

Three Waters battle far from over

ByColin WilliscroftMar 18, 2022
Local Government NZ president Stuart Crosby says councils around the country are not completely united on their view of proposed…
SPECIAL REPORT | Southland farmers urged to improve water quality

SPECIAL REPORT | Southland farmers urged to improve water quality

ByNeal WallaceMar 14, 2022
Environment Southland chair Nicol Horrell is urging dairy farmers to implement management changes that reduce nitrogen loss.The NZ dairy herd…
SPECIAL REPORT | Concern over freshwater rules implementation

SPECIAL REPORT | Concern over freshwater rules implementation

ByNeal WallaceMar 14, 2022
There are forecasts the number of dairy cows in Canterbury could decline by up to 20% over the next 20…
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