Environment Canterbury announced on 10 May 2018 that Council had resolved to make the Hinds Plan Change, Plan Change 2 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, operative on 1 June 2018.
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).
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'.