The Environmental Defence Society review launched today, New Zealand’s Resource Management Law: the Next Generation, is made possible by $356,000 of New Zealand Law Foundation funding. The 18-month project will study New Zealand experience and international best practice in environmental management law and make evidence-based recommendations for change.
After decades of rising cow numbers in Canterbury, new rules will likely result in a decline.
Canterbury Regional Council’s Plan Change 5 to the Land and Water Regional Plan involves limits being placed on, for example, how much urine is deposited on paddocks by dairy cows.
Environment Canterbury announced today that it had accepted the recommendations of independent hearing commissioners on the Nutrient Management and Waitaki Plan Change, Plan Change 5 to the Land & Water Regional Plan.
The review has been agreed upon by key stakeholders, including the Department of Conservation, Land Information New Zealand, Environment Canterbury (ECan), the Waitaki District Council and the Mackenzie District Council.
The iconic golden landscape of the Mackenzie Country. A massive 137,000ha of the Godley area of the Mackenzie Basin has been cleared of wilding conifers as part of phase one of a $16m national wilding conifer control initiative.
While Federated Farmers has withdrawn its appeal, PC13 is still bound for court. A spokeswoman for The Wolds Station confirmed its appeal was still ongoing. A hearing has been set down for 2 August 2017.
The controversial Plan Change 13 would restrict farmers using irrigation and subsequently ‘greening the basin’.
The Future of Our Water – Community Symposium
Listen to Veterinarian, Farmer and Ecologist Dr Alison Dewes talk about solutions.
“Despite the efforts of many, most of our native birds are in trouble.” said the Commissioner, Dr Jan Wright.