Irrigation New Zealand is one of seven organisations to appeal the plan change. The others are Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Limited, Dairy Holdings Limited, DairyNZ, Federated Farmers, Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited and Ravensdown Limited.
“It is fitting that my last report as Commissioner is concerned with what is by far the most serious environmental issue of all – climate change.”
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Lake snow found in Lake Tekapo.
Hamish and Julia Mackenzie’s high-country farm, Braemar Station, is among the best in the business.
The couple have won the New Zealand Deer Farmers Association Next Generation Award, which recognises their efforts for outstanding performance across environmental, financial and social aspects of their business.
The Hillary Institute recently announced Sweden’s Johan Rockström as the global Hillary Laureate for 2017. The Institute, inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary, aims to support leaders working in the areas of climate change, poverty, disease, peace, and justice.
Availability of water marks a division in the Mackenzie Country between irrigated dairy pasture and traditional tussock-dominated grazing land.
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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.