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June 5, 2020
BLNZ & DairyNZ Response to Essential Freshwater Package

Find out more about the primary sector’s response to the recent announcement on the Essential Freshwater Package  DairyNZ response here.If you missed the recent  DairyNZ webinar, you can watch it…

June 5, 2020
More details needed farmers say on Govt freshwater plans

From Stuff 3 June 2020 A Taranaki farmer says the Governments $700 million freshwater plans is a move in the right direction but more details are needed before there was…

March 4, 2020
Reducing GHG Emissions Can Also Cut Nitrogen Leaching on Dairy Farms

Taken from: Our Land Our Water – National Science Challenges New research from the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge shows that producing carbon-neutral dairy products can also decrease…

February 26, 2020
Cost of meeting freshwater standards could cripple farm business

Stuff-Esther Taunton, 6 Feb 2020 Fourth-generation sheep and beef farmer Daniel Mickleson says the cost of meeting proposed freshwater standards could mean the end of his family farm. The Government…

October 10, 2019
Financial impact of the Waikato Regional Plan Nitrogen Cap on Taupo Farmers

Prepared for the Waikato Regional Council by Phil Journeaux, Darren McNae & James Allen; May 2019. The financial impact of the nitrogen cap was analysed across various aspects: (i) Impact…

October 1, 2019
Farmers fear the unknown over freshwater water plans

Stuff News, 1 October 2019 Farmers are worried about proposed water policy changes, but their concerns are largely based on a fear of the unknown, says Northland dairy farmer Andrew…

August 29, 2019
Helping BOP Farmers and Growers get “ahead of the game”

New Zealand farmers and growers are facing “a freight train” of regulations and to help them prepare for what’s coming, the first BOP Future Farming Symposium on Thursday 24 October…

August 22, 2019
Rotorua farmers dodge bullet

Farmers Weekly 22 August 2019 The Environment Court’s interim decision to uphold Plan Change 10 rules for nitrogen allocation in Rotorua Lakes District has been welcomed by farmers as a…

August 18, 2019
Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up

BOPRC Media Release 16 August 2019 Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management rules that has…

August 6, 2019
Mānuka to help clean up local waterways

26 JULY 2019 One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 natives in its place. A 150-hectare property…