The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…
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.
The Government’s proposed water reforms have been blasted by a regional council with top performing water quality.
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.
Disregarding the social and economic effects of the proposed water reforms is a recipe for disaster, warns Federated Farmers Waikato president Andrew McGiven.
A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.
Fonterra wants the Government to remove suggested maximum required levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in streams.
Farmers are not the only ones to be lumped with the heavy costs of the Government’s proposed new recommendations for freshwater.
The Government will take the next few months to go over 12,000 submissions and work on the proposed Essential Freshwater package.
The Government’s proposed freshwater reforms could derail the dairy industry and cost New Zealand $6 billion annually from 2050.