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Give Agriculture a Fair Go

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:26 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently there many groups out there, large and small, that seem to believe that farming is the root of all evil in relation to the environment. They make statements about intensive agriculture and pastoral farming being emitters of methane, farming ... More >>

Waikato and Waipa River Catchments Koi Carp Issues

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 11:01 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai project Vision and Strategy required the development of a plan for the rivers to be swimmable and safe for food collection. More >>

WRC Fencing Proposal Breeds Resentment in the Hills

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:02 am | Primary Land Users Group

Drystock farmers have the most water on their land of any farming sector and are therefore key, in any final policy to improve water quality across Waikato. Under the proposed fencing rules contained in the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change ... More >>

Wetlands & Water Quality

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:29 pm | Primary Land Users Group

Wetlands & Water Quality In the recent times there have been many articles written and published about water quality and wetlands and in one of the most recent articles Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Annabeth Cohen said not enough is being done ... More >>

Healthy rivers – water quality: where to from here

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 10:12 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Government is pushing ahead with plans to make freshwater standards stricter in a bid to improve water quality, the Minister for the Environment, The Hon David Parker, says. More >>

Healthy Rivers; Plan Change 1 - Who are the Stakeholders?

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:47 am | Primary Land Users Group

Healthy Rivers; Plan Change 1 Who are the Stakeholders? There has been much said and written about the Healthy Rivers project undertaken by the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) and the proposed plan change (PC1). More >>

Food Security v Healthy Rivers

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 8:48 pm | Primary Land Users Group

In late 2016 the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) introduced their proposed Plan Change (PC1) under the Healthy Rivers Strategy. More >>

Healthy Rivers: A Current Overview

Monday, 1 January 2018, 4:53 pm | Primary Land Users Group

The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) under the regional planning legislative requirements has proposed a plan change (PC1) to the operative Waikato Regional Plan. This proposed plan change focuses almost solely on the impact on the waterways created by farming ... More >>

Precious Soil Being Lost to the Ocean

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:15 am | Primary Land Users Group

On the 14th December 2017 the New Zealand Herald published the above headlined article by Bala Tikkisetty, Sustainable agriculture co-ordinator for the Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Buying a Farm - 'Caveat Emptor'

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:29 am | Primary Land Users Group

Buying a farm is a major investment that has now become much more complicated with the Waikato Regional Council's proposed and current rule changes under Plan Change 1. More >>

Fresh Food - Out of Reach

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 10:29 am | Primary Land Users Group

Amy Wiggins writes in the front page of the NZ Herald on Friday November 10th 2017, that as the prices for fresh fruit and vegetables rise they are becoming out of reach for low income families. The article goes on to say that many New Zealanders are ... More >>

Fruit & Vegetables to become Unaffordable

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:31 pm | Primary Land Users Group

Vegetable prices have risen a record 31 per cent in the past year, according to Statistics New Zealand. More >>