Fences prevent stock from entering and dirtying the water, and plants growing behind the fences stabilise stream banks and block the movement of particles from land into streams.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 08:25

Lakes in for a clean-up by farmers

Fonterra is backing a farmer-led project to protect water quality in Bay of Plenty lakes.

Published in General News
Friday, 04 January 2019 08:55

Changes coming for water regs

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta outlines the Government’s moves to ensure safe drinking water and to reduce environmental damage from poorly treated wastewater.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 16 November 2018 08:55

Water quality tops politicians’ agenda

Politicians are promising to improve water quality within five years.

Published in Management
Monday, 12 November 2018 09:29

Freshwater quality an urban issue too

OPINION: It’s time for all hands to the pump because improvement in rural landscapes and municipal areas is worth chasing together. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:55

Irrigators push back on restrictions

Irrigators in the Manuherikia Valley, near Alexandra, hope they have managed to steer the Otago Regional Council away from setting an arbitrary allocation limit on the river that they believe would “devastate” the valley.

Published in General News

Dairy farmers are pleased that Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) results show improved water quality across the country.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 September 2018 09:36

First the fence, then the planting

Using the right plants and techniques will make the most of riparian planting and give you value for money by getting it right first time.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:55

Give farming a fair hearing

OPINION: Many groups out there, large and small, seem to believe farming is the root of all evil to the environment. 

Published in Opinion

National river quality trends give cause for optimism, according to Land and Water Aotearoa (LAWA). 

Published in Opinion
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