Farming for Generations

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


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Recent Updates

12 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Plan Change 3 Updated Limits

The Flexibility and Maximum Caps in the South Coastal Canterbury Plan have been updated following the latest OVERSEER version change.

See the updates here

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

Hinds water plan to be made operative

Environment Canterbury announced on 10 May 2018 that Council had resolved to make the Hinds Plan Change - Plan Change 2 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) - operative on 1 June 2018.

Find out more here

Ravensdown farm environment plan template approved

On the 24 April 2018, Environment Canterbury confirmed that Ravensdown’s Farm Environment Plan (FEP) template meets the requirements of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).