Essential Freshwater Information Sheets
Feedlots and other stockholding areas
New rules around feedlots came into effect on 3 September 2020. On 1 July 2021 new rules will come into effect for stockholding areas other than feedlots. These new rules are part of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 (NES-F). If you use feedlots, or other stockholding areas, it is important to consider the new rules and whether you will need to apply for a resource consent. NOTE: For the purpose of the NES-F, standoff pads and wintering areas are considered stock holding areas.
Intensive Winter Grazing
New rules around intensive winter grazing come into effect on 1 May 2022, as part of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 (NES-F). If you intend to undertake intensive winter grazing, it’s important to consider the new rules and whether you’ll have to apply for a resource consent. NOTE – That the time for these rules to come into effect has been pushed out 12 months. However, we encourage all farmers to move to these requirements as soon as practicable.
Currently under development:
- Intensification of land
- Applications of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser
- Fish passage, culverts
- Wetland rules
- Sphagnum moss harvesting rules
- Stock exclusion
- NPS-FM - Identifying Wetlands