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Rural hub for farming

All you need to know about environmental matters that affect farming communities.

Freshwater farm plans

Freshwater farm plans were introduced in August 2023 in Southland and Waikato with other regions to follow.
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What you can do to be prepared

Intensive winter grazing

From 1 May 2023 changes apply to intensive grazing rules. Read out about the changes.
Intensive winter grazing of cows.
Find out what you may need to do

NZ ETS date deferred for animal farmers

The Government has deferred the date animal farmers must meet NZ Emissions Trading Scheme obligations from 1 January 2024 to 1 January 2026.
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