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November 2, 2014
Draft nutrient rules – next steps

From Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 3 November We appreciate all the effort made by the many individuals and groups that sent in feedback on the draft nitrogen rules for…

November 2, 2014
Stakeholder Advisory Group – New additional members

The Stakeholder Advisory Group – or StAG for short – was formed in November 2012 to give advice on a rules and incentives package to help meet Lake Rotorua’s sustainable…

October 14, 2014
Experts appointed to land technical advisory group

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Media Release, 9th October 2014 Bay of Plenty Regional Council has formed a new Land Technical Advisory Group (Land TAG) to provide independent advice on…

October 7, 2014
Great news for Rotorua lakes water quality

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Media Release, 2nd October 2014 The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme partners are very pleased with the latest annual monitoring results which show most of…

October 2, 2014
How to have your say on the draft nitrogen rules

From Bay of Plenty Regional Council The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is keen to hear your feedback on the draft rule structure for rural land use in the Lake…

September 29, 2014
Lake plan angers lifestyle block owners

By Katie Holland, Daily Post, 27 September Anger is growing among some of Rotorua’s landowners, who fear proposed new rules will render their lifestyle blocks worthless and have a flow-on…

September 28, 2014
Rotorua farmers await nitrogen rules – National Radio interview

Radio New Zealand Report, 23 September, 2014  Photo: PHOTO NZ Dairy farmers, lifestyle block owners and horse riders packed into a football clubroom last night in Rotorua to hear about how…

September 4, 2014
Fed Farmers consult with drystock farmers

This month Federated Farmers will be out and about the catchment talking to drystock farmers about the draft nutrient rules. Lyndel Stone (Field Team Manager) will be gauging overall awareness…

July 14, 2014
Consultation on draft rules for rural land use around Lake Rotorua

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Media release 14 Jul 2014 Consultation on the development of draft rules to limit nitrogen loss from rural land in the Lake Rotorua catchment has…

April 30, 2014
Rotorua Farmers Pleased with Government Contribution to Nitrogen Reduction Scheme

Media Release from the Lake Rotorua Primary Producers Collective  30 April 2014 Farmers in the Lake Rotorua catchment were relieved to hear confirmation on Monday that the Government will fund…