The Lake Rotorua Primary Producers Collective is a diverse group of farmers aiming to influence policy and farm practice that enables profitable farming, a prosperous community and a healthy lake.
We're actively engaged with Rotorual land owners who will be affected by Bay of Plenty Regional Council's proposed nutrient rules.
We'll help keep you up to date with science, policy and practical ways to get involved and take action on-farm.
If you'd like to join us, you are very welcome!
The Collective is a ‘RMA Section 274 party ‘ which means we are formally involved in supporting the Federated Farmers appeal. We were in mediation in March 2018 but the issue of the allocation process was not able to be resolved by parties. It was agreed that this issue be settled first before the other appeal points were considered. The Court was convened in Rotorua the Week of the 4th March 2019 and Judge Kirkpatrick assisted by two commissioners heard from all parties. The Court is now deliberating. We expect an interium decision on the allocation process in due course. There are still some outstanding appeal points on Plan Change 10 from Federated Farmers to be resolved. These will be addressed either by further mediation between parties or possibly another sitting of the Environment Court.