Posts tagged "waterways"

Checks on Compliance

(9 July/Rural Life) Flight monitoring will commence this week in Southland as Environment Southland checks if stock is being kept away from waterways during winter. Farmers are required to keep stock away from waterways during winter, Environment Southland compliance manager Simon Mapp reported. Follow ups would be conducted in response to any non-compliance of the...

AgResearch project to determine whether dairy cows can be potty trained

[31 May/Stuff NZ] AgResearch is looking into whether dairy cows can be potty trained in order to capture cow effluent. The suggested approach would significantly reduce nitrogen loss if successful as farmers could capture cow effluent before it has the chance to reach waterways. The average cow produces 70 litres of effluent each day, 10...

Central government dropped the ball on protecting waterways – Environment Minister

[31 May/Stuff NZ] Environment Minister David Parker reported that local government bodies have failed to do enough to protect waterways and have not responded to this critical issue early enough. Hon. Parker spoke during the Trans-Tasman Business Circle’s annual post-budget lunch on his two key portfolios, the environment and economic development. The Government has committed...

David Parker says he’ll have failed if rivers not healthier when he leaves politics

[08 April/The Country] David Parker, Minister for the Environment reports that if the country’s fresh water is not in a better state by the time he leaves politics from when he started he will feel he has personally failed. Mr Parker commented that New Zealand has been aware of issues around increasing nutrient loads and...