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The catchment-wide approach to nutrient management needs to be fair for all farmers. Improved nutrient management in the Hurunui Waiau Zone is crucial if we are going to provide for both more development as well as better environmental and cultural outcomes, as envisaged by the zone committee.
The Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan (HWRRP) aims to improve water quality by setting catchment-wide limits for key nutrients – nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Read more...
The Zone Committee has established a sub-committee. This Nutrient Working Group will recommend to the Zone Committee a consensus resolution to the "10% rule" issue. Resolving this issue is the focus for the Working Group though in the mid-term it may also develop recommendations on more substantial improvements to the nutrient management policies and rules, including nutrient allocation and non-regulatory actions in the Hurunui, Waiau and Jed catchments.
For the Terms of Reference, meeting minutes, estimates of N-losses, options and current discussions, maps and graphs click here
Hurunui Waiau and Jed Nutrient Working Group
The Hurunui Water Project’s Waitohi River storage proposal was granted consent in early August 2013.
For a perspective piece from the zone committee chair click the link below.
David Eder opinion piece (198 kB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Hurunui-Waiau ZIP (pdf 1.15 MB)
Hurunui–Waiau Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 230 kB)
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