Grandparenting rule will reward polluters – Rick Burke, Chair Farmers for Positive Change

Drystock farmers fear the rules of plan change 1 will remove the flexibility within their farm system that they require ...

The principle of grandparenting to drive regulation has been used by the Canterbury Regional Council and has now been notified by the Waikato Regional Council…….            And we don’t have to look any further than Canterbury to see the evidence over five years with their regional council adopting a grandparenting type approach as the starting point to drive regulation. What once were swimmable rivers have deteriorated and one of the main contributors is N contamination.

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