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Following a meeting between farmer representatives and environment and ag ministers, Environment Southland will be setting up a local advisory group for freshwater rules.
After hearing about problems with the Government’s new freshwater regulations, Tony Cleland organised a meeting between farmer representatives and the Ministers for the Environment and Agriculture.
More revelations about the impracticality of the Governments’ new freshwater regulations debacle have emerged.
More than 600km of Taranaki river and stream banks will be planted with almost a million native plants next winter.
Despite Government and officials ignoring farmer and industry advice, farmers are determined to do the right thing for water quality, says Beef+Lamb NZ CEO Sam McIvor.
OPINION: It could be argued that consultation was a meaningless exercise when the Government asked for submissions last year on its major water reforms.
Federated Farmers says the government is finally acknowledging it has released freshwater regulations that will not work on farms.
Farming groups are greeting the Government’s newly imposed freshwater regulations with trepidation, but acceptance.