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Get to know your zone

Ashburton

Zone Manager

person_pin Donna Lill / Janine Holland email Donna.Lill@ecan.govt.nz / Janine.Holland@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Letters Sent to Farmers

View letters sent to Hinds and rest of Ashburton properties about land use consents to farm.

Copy of Hinds Letter

 

Copy of Ashburton Letter

Looking for Drop in Sessions?

Drop in Sessions

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Ashburton is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if your farm is not covered by Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation or Rangitata Diversion Race consent, and if:

Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area Only

Larger than 5 ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 15 kg/ha/yr

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Ashburton other than Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area

Orange Zone:

Your farm’s nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and:

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; OR
  • Your nitrogen loss calculation has increased above your nitrogen baseline

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment


Red Zone

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr. An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area Only

  • A Nitrogen Baseline, and
  • A nitrogen loss calculation for 1 September 2015

Ashburton other than Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are >20 kg/ha/yr and
  • In the Orange Zone only, if you are proposing to increase nitrogen losses above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area Only

2017

Apply for consent the beginning of 2017

You will need to apply for consent prior to 1 July 2017, or six months after the Hinds chapter becomes operative; whichever is sooner.

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner. Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order. Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2018

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan. You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here.

2025

Further Reductions

All farms (with losses over 20 kg/ha/yr) will need to make further reductions beyond what can be expected by implementing Good Management Practices on farm. Use your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets to help you plan those reductions.


Ashburton other than Hinds/Hekeao Plains Area

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone, apply for it now

If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, lodge your application by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner. Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order. Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan.

See a list of registered FEP auditors FEP AUDITORS

2020

Your farm should be operating at or below its Baseline GMP Loss Rate

This is the nitrogen loss rate if you were operating at good management practice in the baseline period (2009-2013). Click here to estimate what this might look like.

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone or green and blue zone, apply for it now. If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Action Irrigation

Eva Harris

0275500129
eva@irrigo.co.nz

Greenstreet Irrigation

Eva Harris

0275500129
eva@irrigo.co.nz

Mayfield Hinds Irrigation

Hamish Tait

0275070580
hamish@mhis.co.nz

Rangitata Diversion Race

Reuben Edkins

0274356257
Reuben@rdrml.co.nz

South Rakaia

Gary Rooney

036897881
g.rooney@xtra.co.nz

Valetta Irrigation

Reuben Edkins

0274356257
Reuben@rdrml.co.nz

Barrhill Chertsey

Eva Harris

0275500129
eva@irrigo.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Donna Lill / Janine Holland

Zone Manager
027 839 1639
donna.lill@ecan.govt.nz / janine.holland@ecan.govt.nz

Donna Field

Land Management Advisor
021 914 828
donna.field@ecan.govt.nz

Sarah Heddell

Land Management Advisor
027 406 3858
sarah.heddell@ecan.govt.nz

Sam Aramoana

Resource Management Officer
027 406 7429
sam.aramoana@ecan.govt.nz

Nick Vernon

Resource Management Officer
027 406 7430
nick.vernon@ecan.govt.nz

Stephen Howard

Resource Management Officer
027 405 8472
stephen.howard@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Kaikoura

Zone Manager

person_pin Kevin Heays email kevin.heays@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Kaikoura is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

Red Zone:

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr. An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment


Green and Light Blue Zone:

Your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; AND

  • Your nitrogen loss calculation increased above your nitrogen baseline by more than 5kg/ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment

 

There is currently a proposed plan change to the Land and Water Regional Plan which could potentially change these requirements in the future.  

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are >20 kg/ha/yr and

  • In the Green and Light Blue Zone only, if you are proposing to increase more than 5kg/ha above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the green and light blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan. You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here.

2020

Your farm should be operating at or below its Baseline GMP Loss Rate

This is the nitrogen loss rate if you were operating at good management practice in the baseline period (2009-2013). Click here to estimate what this might look like.

Zone team contacts

Kevin Heays

Zone Manager
027 646 2230
kevin.heays@ecan.govt.nz

Jessica Hill

Biodiversity Officer
027 520 9061
jessica.hill@ecan.govt.nz

Chloe Armour

Land Management Advisor
027 678 9772
chloe.armour@ecan.govt.nz

Robin Hubbard

Resource Management Officer
027 520 9018
robin.hubbard@ecan.govt.nz

Peter Taylor

Resource Management Officer
027 205 6593
peter.taylor@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Hurunui Waiau

Zone Manager

person_pin Kevin Heays email kevin.heays@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Hurunui Waiau is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

Hurunui Waiau Area

Become part of a Collective or group with an environmental management strategy that is approved by ECan, or apply for a resource consent by 1 January 2017.

To find out if your property falls under this areas please  click here

Hurunui Zone Conway and Waipara Area

Orange Zone:

You increase above your Nitrogen Baseline, or if your property is larger than 50ha and your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment


Red Zone:

Your property is larger than 5ha and your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.  An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment


Green and Blue Zone:

You increase by more than 5kg/ha above your Nitrogen Baseline and your property is larger than 50ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

Hurunui Waiau Area

  • A Nitrogen and Phosphorus long-term average discharge for the few years before the plan became operative (20 December 2013). If there is a lack of records to do this, we consider the year before the plan became operative as a sufficient indicator of a long-term average. This is best calculated using OVERSEER®.

Hurunui Zone Conway and Waipara Area

  • A Nitrogen Baseline and

A Nitrogen Loss Calculation, in the Orange Zone if you are proposing to increase above your Nitrogen Baseline, or in the Green and Light Blue Zone an increase that’s more than 5kg/ha over your Nitrogen Baseline; for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Hurunui Waiau Area

Now

Join a Collective prior to 1 January 2017, or submit an application for resource consent by this date.

Contact the ECan Hurunui Zone Team to get information on the Collectives that are developing in your area. If applying for a consent, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

Future

Farm Environment Plan Audit

You will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan at a frequency that will be specified in your consent or set down by your Collective.

You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors here FEP AUDITS

Hurunui Zone Conway and Waipara Area

Now

If you require a consent and you are in the green and light blue zone or orange zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on the above website, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

Future

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan. You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here.

Talk to your collective

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier or Hurunui Waiau Collective to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, or if you are part of a Hurunui Waiau Collective with an approved Environment Management Strategy you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Amuri Irrigation Company

Alastair Rutherford

0214747407
alastair@amuriirrigation.co.nz

Balmoral Irrigation

Alastair Rutherford

0214747407
alastair@amuriirrigation.co.nz

Hurunui Water Project

Karen Renouf


admin@hurunuiwater.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Kevin Heays

Zone Manager
027 646 2230
kevin.heays@ecan.govt.nz

Jessica Hill

Biodiversity Officer
027 520 9061
jessica.hill@ecan.govt.nz

Michael Bennett

Land Management Advisor
027 505 7535
michael.bennett@ecan.govt.nz

Robin Hubbard

Resource Management Officer
027 520 9018
robin.hubbard@ecan.govt.nz

Peter Taylor

Resource Management Officer
027 205 6593
peter.taylor@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Waimakariri

Zone Manager

person_pin Andrew Arps email andrew.arps@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Programme

Learn more about the Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Programme.

LEARN MORE

Letters Sent to Farmers

View letters sent to Waimakariri properties about land use consents to farm

 

Copy of Letter

Looking for a Drop in Session?

Drop in Sessions

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Waimakariri is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

If you are not covered by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited consent, you will need a consent if:

Orange Zone:

Your farm’s nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and:

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; OR

  • Your nitrogen loss calculation has increased above your nitrogen baseline

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment

Red Zone:

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.  An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are more than 20 kg/ha/yr and

  • In the Orange Zone only, if you are proposing to increase nitrogen losses above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan.  

You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here

2020

Your farm should be operating at or below its Baseline GMP Loss Rate

This is the nitrogen loss rate if you were operating at good management practice in the baseline period (2009-2013). Click here to estimate what this might look like.

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Loburn Irrigation

Chris Blair

033134333
cblair@ihug.co.nz

Waimakariri Irrigation Limited

Brent Walton

0220869986
brent.walton@wil.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Andrew Arps

Zone Manager
027 554 4007
andrew.arps@ecan.govt.nz

Anna Veltman

Land Management Advisor
027 549 7646
anna.veltman@ecan.govt.nz

Marco Cataloni

Resource Management Officer
027 241 7951
marco.cataloni@ecan.govt.nz

Jason Butt

Biodiversity Officer
027 541 2135
jason.butt@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Christchurch/West Melton

Zone Manager

person_pin James Tricker email james.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Looking for a drop in session?

Drop in Sessions

Letters Sent to Farmers

View letters sent to Christchurch West Melton properties about land use consents to farm.

 

Copy of Letter

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Christchurch/West Melton is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if:

Red Zone:

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr. An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment.


Green and Light Blue Zone:

Your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; AND

Your nitrogen loss calculation increased above your nitrogen baseline by more than 5kg/ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are >20 kg/ha/yr and
  • In the Green and Light Blue Zone only, if you are proposing to increase more than 5kg/ha above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the green and light blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan.  

You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here

Zone team contacts

James Tricker

Zone Manager
027 839 1341
james.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

Helen Greenep

Biodiversity Officer
027 225 6419
helen.greenep@ecan.govt.nz

Duncan Harvest

Resource Management Officer
027 294 5074
duncan.harvest@ecan.govt.nz

Geoff Thompson

Land Management Advisor
027 232 9802
geoff.thompson@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Banks Peninsula

Zone Manager

person_pin James Tricker email james.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Banks Peninsula is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if:

Red Zone:

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Green and Light Blue Zone:

Your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; AND

  • Your nitrogen loss calculation increased above your nitrogen baseline by more than 5kg/ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are >20 kg/ha/yr and

  • In the Green and Light Blue Zone only, if you are proposing to increase more than 5kg/ha above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for your proposed activity.

Key Dates

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the green and light blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan.  You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here (Hyperlink to Auditors List).

2020

Your farm should be operating at or below its Baseline GMP Loss Rate

This is the nitrogen loss rate if you were operating at good management practice in the baseline period (2009-2013). Click here to estimate what this might look like.

Zone team contacts

James Tricker

Zone Manager
027 839 1341
james.tricker@ecan.govt.nz

Helen Greenep

Biodiversity Officer
027 225 6419
helen.greenep@ecan.govt.nz

Geoff Thompson

Land Management Advisor
027 232 9802
geoff.thompson@ecan.govt.nz

Duncan Harvest

Resource Management Officer
027 294 5074
duncan.harvest@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Selwyn Waihora

Zone Manager

person_pin Michaela Rees email michaela.rees@ecan.govt.nz

Selwyn Te Waihora Farming Activities

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck is approved for use in the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment. It can help farms establish if their nitrogen losses are over 15kg/ha/year. It has also been approved for use in the consent process for some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Letters sent to Farmers

View the letters sent to Selwyn properties in February and May about land use consents to farm.

February Letter

May LEtter

Looking for a drop in session?

Drop in Sessions

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Selwyn Waihora is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if your farm is not covered by Central Plains Water consent and:

Your farm is more, or less, than 10 hectares and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 15 kilograms/hectare/year; or

Your farm is more than 10 hectares and any part of your property is within the Lake Area of the Cultural Landscape Values Management Area or the Phosphorus and Sediment Risk Area.

 

Download your Greater than 15 kilograms/hectare/year Application Form and Planning Assessment

Download your Less than 15 kilograms/hectare/year Application Form and Planning Assessment

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if your losses are more than 15 kilograms/hectare/year, or

  • A nutrient budget showing your proposed losses if your losses are less than 15 kilograms/hectare/year

Nutrient Budget Info

Key Dates

2017

Get your consent, if required, by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in your consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2018

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan. 

You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here

2022

Further Reductions by 2022

All farms (with losses over 15 kg/ha/yr) in the Selwyn Te Waihora area will need to make further reductions beyond what can be expected by implementing Good Management Practices on the farm.  Use your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets to help you plan those reductions.

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Central Plains Water

Ali Van Polanen

0272389687
bdshepherd@xtra.co.nz

Fereday Irrigation

Rowan McMath

021655547
feredays@farmside.co.nz

Lynton Irrigation

Brian Gallagher

0274502470
Brian@dairyholdings.co.nz

Northbank Irrigation

Gary McGregor

0274346558
Gary@dairyholdings.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Michaela Rees

Zone Manager
0800 324 636
michaela.rees@ecan.govt.nz

Chris House

Zone Delivery Lead
027 238 7025
chris.house@ecan.govt.nz

Mananui Ramsden

Cultural Land Management Advisor - Kaitohutohu Tikanga Whenua
027 531 8842
mananui.ramsden@ecan.govt.nz

Sylvia McAslan

Land Management Advisor
0800 324 636
sylvia.mcaslan@ecan.govt.nz

Johannes Welsch

Biodiversity Officer
0800 324 636
johannes.welsch@ecan.govt.nz

Maki Norman

Resource Management Officer
0800 324 636
maki.norman@ecan.govt.nz

Katie Nagy

Resource Management Officer
027 205 6791
Katie.Nagy@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Orari/Temuka/Opihi/Pareora

Zone Manager

person_pin Michael Hide email michael.hide@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Letters Sent to Farmers

View letters sent to Orari/Temuka/Opihi/Pareora properties about land use consents to farm.

 

Copy of Letter

Looking for a Drop in Session?

Let us know if you would like to drop in and talk to someone in person about the land use consents to farm requirements by contacting 0800 324 636.

Healthy Catchment Project

Learn more about the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Healthy Catchments Project.

Learn More

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Orari/Temuka/Opihi/Pareora is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if the Scheme you receive water from does not have a consent with a nutrient discharge limit and if:

Orange Zone:

Your farm’s nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and:

  • Your property is larger than 50ha; OR

  • Your nitrogen loss calculation has increased above your nitrogen baseline

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Red Zone:

Your property is over 5ha and your nitrogen loss calculation exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.  An increase above baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Green and Blue Zone:

You increase by more than 5kg/ha above your Nitrogen Baseline and your property is larger than 50ha.

 Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline if you are more than 20 kg/ha/yr and

  • A Nitrogen Loss Calculation:  if you are in the Orange Zone and are proposing to increase nitrogen losses above your Nitrogen Baseline, or in the Green and Blue Zone and proposing to increase above your Nitrogen Baseline by more than 5kg/ha.

Key Dates

Now/2017

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone orgreen and blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2017/2018

Farm Environment Plan Audit

Within one year of getting your consent you will need an audit of your Farm Environment Plan.

 You can find a list of registered Farm Environment Plan Auditors by clicking here

2020

Your farm should be operating at or below its Baseline GMP Loss Rate

This is the nitrogen loss rate if you were operating at good management practice in the baseline period (2009-2013). Click here to estimate what this might look like.

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Kakahu Irrigation

Julia Crossman

021535174
Julia@opuha.co.nz

Levels Plains Irrigation

Julia Crossman

021535174
Julia@opuha.co.nz

Levels Plains Irrigation

Julia Crossman

021535174
Julia@opuha.co.nz

Opuha

Julia Crossman

021535174
Julia@opuha.co.nz

Totara

Julia Crossman

021535174
Julia@opuha.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Michael Hide

Zone Manager
021 242 3779
michael.hide@ecan.govt.nz

Robert Carson Isles

Biodiversity Officer
027 475 6287
robert.carson-isles@ecan.govt.nz

Ian Lyttle

Land Management Advisor
027 702 8307
ian.lyttle@ecan.govt.nz

Rhys Taylor

Community Engagement Coordinator
021 462 260
rhys.taylor@ecan.govt.nz

Brian Reeves

Resource Management Officer
027 807 3284
brian.reeves@ecan.govt.nz

Rachel Blackburn

Resource Management Officer
027 836 7844
rachel.blackburn@ecan.govt.nz

Helen Risk


027 540 7841
Helen.risk@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Lower Waitaki South Coastal

Zone Manager

person_pin Chris Eccleston email chris.eccleston@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Updated Limits

The nitrogen limits in the South Coastal Canterbury Plan will be updated following OVERSEER version changes and will be published on this page.

Find updated limits here

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Lower Waitaki South Coastal is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

South Canterbury Coastal Streams

The South Coastal Canterbury Streams plan change is well on its way. This means that your regulatory requirements have the potential to change in the near future. To prepare for these changes, you should work out your nutrient losses and prepare a Farm Environment Plan.

Talk to a consent planner if you are proposing to increase above your nitrogen baseline or if you have any questions while we await decisions on the South Coastal Canterbury Streams plan.

To find out if your property falls under this area please click here.

Lower Waitaki excluding South Coastal Streams

Orange Zone:

If you increase above your Nitrogen Baseline.

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Red Zone:

Your property is larger than 5ha and your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.  An increase above Nitrogen Baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Green and Blue Zone:

Your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and you increase by more than 5kg/ha over your Nitrogen Baseline and your property is larger than 50ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

 

If you have a Nitrogen Discharge Allowance (NDA) on your water permit, that will become your NDA on your land use consent.  Talk to a consent planner if you are proposing to increase above your baseline or if you have any questions.

Please note, until the Waitaki sub-region planning process is complete, a consent is still currently required (as above) regardless of any proposed changes.

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

You will need a consent if the Scheme you receive water from does not have a consent with a nutrient discharge limit and if:

South Canterbury Coastal Streams
  • A Nitrogen Baseline and

  • If you are proposing to increase above your Nitrogen Baseline, a Nitrogen Loss Calculation for that proposal.

Lower Waitaki excluding South Canterbury Coastal Streams
  • A Nitrogen Baseline and

A Nitrogen Loss Calculation, in the Orange Zone if you are proposing to increase above your Nitrogen Baseline, or in the Green and Light Blue Zone if you’re proposing an increase that’s more than 5kg/ha over your Nitrogen Baseline.

Key Dates

South Canterbury Coastal Streams

Now

Keep Records

Regardless of whether you will require a consent or not, you will need to know you nitrogen losses.  This is only possible if you are keeping good records.  Talk to your nutrient management advisor about what they will need from you to make the most of your nutrient budget.

Coming Soon

South Coastal Canterbury Streams Plan change

Specific regulations for your area are coming soon. They are currently going through the planning process and the decisions are expected to come out in October 2016. Keep yourself updated through the Environment Canterbury website

 

Lower Waitaki Excluding South Canterbury Coastal Streams

Now

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone or green and light blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2016

Keep up to date with the Waitaki Plan change process

Submissions on this plan change have now closed, and the hearing is expected to begin in August 2016. Check out the Environment Canterbury website to keep up with progress.

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Hunter Downs

Gail Thompson


info@hdi.co.nz

Lower Waitaki Irrigation

Elizabeth Soal

021454615
elizabeth@waitakiirrigators.co.nz

Morven Glenavy Ikawai

Judith Neilson

0275223354
judith@mgiirrigation.co.nz

North Otago Irrigation

Dylan Robertson

021486253
drobertson@noic.co.nz

Waihao Downs Irrigation

Judith Neilson

0275223354
judith@mgiirrigation.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Chris Eccleston

Zone Manager
027 562 2492
chris.eccleston@ecan.govt.nz

Kennedy Lange

Biodiversity Officer
03 687 7800
kennedy.lange@ecan.govt.nz

Ian Lyttle

Land Management Advisor
027 702 8307
ian.lyttle@ecan.govt.nz

Emily Anderson

Land Management Advisor
027 491 7048
emily.anderson@ecan.govt.nz

Rhys Taylor

Community Engagement Coordinator
021 462 260
rhys.taylor@ecan.govt.nz

Brian Reeves

Resource Management Officer
027 807 3284
brian.reeves@ecan.govt.nz

Rachel Blackburn

Resource Management Officer
027 836 7844
rachel.blackburn@ecan.govt.nz

Get to know your zone

Upper Waitaki

Zone Manager

person_pin Chris Eccelston email chris.eccelston@ecan.govt.nz

Farm Map

You can access lots of useful information to build your Farm Environment Plan and for your consent application by accessing Canterbury Maps.

Canterbury Maps

NCheck

NCheck helps you determine your farm’s nitrogen loss rate and whether consent is required. It can also be used in the consent process by some land uses.

NCheckUser Guide

Good Management Practice (GMP)

Future Proof your farm – use the Good Management Practice booklet and your industry sector guides to identify and carry out Good Management Practice for your farming practice.

Learn more about GMP

Connect to your Primary Industry Body

They may be able to support and advise you on how to meet Good Management Practice, prepare a Farm Environment Plan and nutrient budgets. There may also be events being held in your area.

Get Help

Committee

Find out what the Zone Committee of Upper Waitaki is discussing.

Visit Webpage

Resource Consents

You will need a consent if the Scheme you receive water from does not have a consent with a nutrient discharge limit and if:

Orange Zone:

If you increase above your Nitrogen Baseline.

Download your Orange Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Red Zone:

Your property is larger than 5ha and your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr.  An increase above Nitrogen Baseline is prohibited.

Download your Red Application Form and Planning Assessment.

Green and Blue Zone:

Your nitrogen loss exceeds 20kg/ha/yr and you increase by more than 5kg/ha over your Nitrogen Baseline and your property is larger than 50ha.

Download your Application Form and Planning Assessment.

 

If you have a Nitrogen Discharge Allowance (NDA) on your water permit, that will become your NDA on your land use consent.  Talk to a consent planner if you are proposing to increase above your baseline or if you have any questions.

Please note, until the Waitaki sub-region planning process is complete, a consent is still currently required (as above) regardless of any proposed changes.

Find out what nutrient allocation zone your property falls under

Nutrient Allocation Zones

If you require a resource consent:

You can get an hour free one hour pre-application consultation.

To arrange your free pre-application consultation you can contact our customer services team.

Calling from Christchurch (03) 353-9007

Calling from any other area 0800 324 636

Resource Consents

You will need to prepare a Farm Environment Plan (FEP).

There are lots of approved Farm Environment Plan templates to choose from. Talk to your Industry sector representative about your options and find out how they can help.

FEP TEMPLATES AND INFO

Get your Nutrient Budgets done, or at least be on the list.

Find yourself a trusted nutrient management advisor that will help understand how to make your budget work for you. Talk to your industry sector representative, fertilizer representative or a Certified Nutrient Management Advisor.

You will need:

  • A Nitrogen Baseline and

  • A Nitrogen Loss Calculation, in the Orange Zone if you are proposing to increase above your Nitrogen Baseline, or in the Green and Light Blue Zone if you’re proposing an increase that’s more than 5kg/ha over your Nitrogen Baseline.

Key Dates

Now

If you require a consent and you are in the orange zone or green and light blue zone, apply for it now
If you require a consent and you are in the red zone, get your consent by July 2017

If you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row, use a free one-hour pre-application meeting with an Environment Canterbury Consent Planner.  Fill in the consent application form found on this webpage, and ensure your Farm Environment Plan and Nutrient Budgets are in order.  Call us on 0800 324 636 to arrange an appointment.

2016

Keep up to date with the Waitaki Plan change process

Submissions on this plan change have now closed, and the hearing is expected to begin in August 2016. Check out the Environment Canterbury website to keep up with progress.

Talk to your scheme

You can contact your Irrigation Scheme, Principal Water Supplier to get help to:

If the resource consent of your Irrigation Scheme or Principal Water Supplier covers your property, you do not need to apply for a resource consent to use the land to farm.

Who can I contact?

Benmore

Barry Shepherd

0272389687
bdshepherd@xtra.co.nz

Zone team contacts

Chris Eccelston

Zone Manager
027 562 2492
chris.eccleston@ecan.govt.nz

Robert Carson Isles

Biodiversity Officer
027 475 6287
robert.carson-isles@ecan.govt.nz

Ian Lyttle

Land Management Advisor
027 702 8307
ian.lyttle@ecan.govt.nz

Rhys Taylor

Community Engagement Coordinator
021 462 260
rhys.taylor@ecan.govt.nz

Brian Reeves

Resource Management Officer
027 807 3284
brian.reeves@ecan.govt.nz

Rachel Blackburn

Resource Management Officer
027 836 7844
rachel.blackburn@ecan.govt.nz