Farming for Generations

Creating stronger more resilient farming businesses by improving stream health, groundwater quality and quantity.


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Recent Updates

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Need to know what the rules are for activities on farm?

Check the farming rules page for a link to region wide rules, or check your zone page for zone specific rules for some common activities on farm.

Canterbury zone map

My Zone

Find out zone-specific information relevant to your farm.

Industry Support

Industry Support

Farms Connected to A Primary Industry Representative and Industry Programmes.

Farms & Industry
Good management practices

Industry Agreed Good Management Practices (GMP)

Primary Industry Sectors have agreed on Good Management Practices (GMPs) that can be used on farm to improve water quality.

Working with GMP
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Farm Environment Plan (FEP) and Auditing

A farm environment plan (FEP) is a tool that can help you recognise on-farm environmental risks and set out a programme to manage those risks.

FEP FEP Audits

Good News Stories

Ravensdown farm environment plan template approved

On the 24 April 2018, Environment Canterbury confirmed Ravensdown’s farm environment plan template meets the requirements of the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan (LWRP).


Farmers learn about protecting Māori food sources

Environment Canterbury has appointed a cultural land management advisor to help farmers on land near Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere understand and comply with new rules designed to protect mahinga kai – traditional Ngāi Tahu food resources and their ecosystems. Mananui Ramsden talked to Tony Benny. 

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