The sound of milk bottles is set to return to Marlborough.
Dairy farmers are pleased that Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) results show improved water quality across the country.
Water vapour is responsible for at least 70% of the ‘greenhouse effect’, while methane and nitrous oxide — New Zealand’s supposedly ‘nasty’ emissions – are “virtually irrelevant” as contributors to any global warming effect.
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.
Submissions are now open on a variation to the plan to improve the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Water supply is a vital component of a farm and making sure systems are working efficiently can save water, time and money.
The good work farmers are already doing to minimise the environmental impact of irrigation could stop if they had to pay water royalties, says Irrigation New Zealand chair Nicky Hyslop.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern says after National came into power it shelved the Environment Court judge David Sheppard’s national policy statement (NPS) initiated by the last Labour government.
If elected, Labour’s charge on water for irrigation will be a “small royalty” for all “substantial takes”, says spokesman for water and the environment David Parker.