Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:55

Essential Freshwater’s $80b bill

Dairy farmers say over-stringent freshwater policies will cost New Zealand at least $80 billion in the next 30 years, but will not greatly improve water quality.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 08:55

Government’s proposed water reforms blasted

The Government’s proposed water reforms have been blasted by a regional council with top performing water quality.

Published in General News
Monday, 18 November 2019 10:01

NZ firm to monitor global lakes

A Christchurch company has won a major technology contest with a satellite-based remote sensing solution that could monitor the water quality of every lake globally.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:55

Water reforms could be ‘recipe for disaster’

Disregarding the social and economic effects of the proposed water reforms is a recipe for disaster, warns Federated Farmers Waikato president Andrew McGiven.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:55

Freshwater plan a killer blow

A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:55

Fonterra wants change to water rules

Fonterra wants the Government to remove suggested maximum required levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in streams.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 12:55

Water reforms don’t come cheaply

Farmers are not the only ones to be lumped with the heavy costs of the Government’s proposed new recommendations for freshwater.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:55

Freshwater submissions flood in

The Government will take the next few months to go over 12,000 submissions and work on the proposed Essential Freshwater package.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 07:55

$6b hit from water reforms

The Government’s proposed freshwater reforms could derail the dairy industry and cost New Zealand $6 billion annually from 2050.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 October 2019 08:55

Taranaki ‘people power’ shines

Taranaki ‘people power’ is modelling how all Kiwis should get out there and do stuff, says the regional council.

Published in Management
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