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By John Faulkner, Chair of Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee
We all hope the end of the 2015/16 season will be the start of better times for the rural sector – the Fonterra payout prediction is still below breakeven for most dairy farmers, and dry land farmers still face a tough winter and spring.
In mid-May the Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee had the pleasure of hosting the MP for Kaikoura Stuart Smith, who highlighted the importance of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and the importance of collaboration in seeking multi-faceted solutions.
The Zone Committee has fielded a number of concerned calls in regards to a recent Fish & Game media release stating “Environmental Degradation Forces Closure of North Canterbury Treasured Winter Fisheries”.
The statement gives a misleading impression that the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers have declining water quality forcing the closure – that is incorrect. Read more...
The Hurunui, Waiau and Jed Nutrient Working Group met ten times between October 2014 and March 2015, attempting to reach consensus on how to address the unintended consequences for dryland farmers of the "10%-rule" in the Hurunui Waiau Rivers Regional Plan.
For the Nutrient Working Group story, see Hurunui Waiau and Jed Nutrient Working Group
Hurunui Waiau Committee Nutrient Management Principles August 2016
Hurunui Waiau Workshop record 20 June 2016
Hurunui Waiau Zone Committee Annual Report for 2015
Canterbury Water Management Strategy Hurunui-Waiau ZIP
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