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.
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).
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.
The farm environment plan process required as part of gaining irrigation consent was a positive experience says a Mid Canterbury cropping farmer as he 'pushes things along a bit'.