Landowners Online Guide

Please use this tool as a guide only for understanding what you will need to do under the proposed Lake Rotorua Nutrient Rules. Phone our dedicated Landowners Advice line 07 921 3377 if you need help using this guide.

Is your farm/property in the Lake Rotorua Groundwater Boundary?

Is your property in the Lake Rotorua Groundwater Boundary?

View this Interactive Map to see whether your property is in the groundwater boundary?

Yes

Yes

No

No

You are outside the Lake Rotorua Groundwater Boundary

You are outside the Lake Rotorua Groundwater Boundary and not affected by the Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management – Proposed Plan Change 10 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan.

 

 

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What is your farm/property mainly used for?

What is your farm/property mainly used for? (Select One)

Native bush, plantation forestry

Native bush or forestry

Farming animals, commercial cropping, commercial horticulture or any other activity

Farming animals, commercial cropping, commercial horticulture or any other activity

Regardless of your property size

Regardless of your property size you will be considered a Permitted Activity and not require resource consent provided there is no increase in Nitrogen loss.

What is the size of your property?

What is the size of your property?

Over 40 hectares of effective area

Over 40 hectares of effective area*

*The part of your property that is actively grazed and cultivated

Between 10 - 40 hectares of effective area

Between 10 - 40 hectares of effective area*

*The part of your property that is actively grazed and cultivated

Greater than 5ha OR 4-10ha effective area

Greater than 5 hectares in total area and up to and including 10 hectares in effective area*

*The part of your property that is actively grazed and cultivated

5 hectares or less in total area

5 hectares or less in total area

Is your land used for commercial cropping..

Is your land used for commercial cropping, dairy farming or commercial horticulture?

Commercial cropping - Yes

Yes

Commercial cropping - No

No

Commercial cropping - Yes - Answer

You will be considered Permitted from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022 and not require resource consent. You may continue to farm as you currently are so long as you do not increase your nitrogen loss and you provide information to Bay of Plenty Regional Council annually such as an OVERSEER file.

From 1 July 2022 you may be considered a Permitted Activity or Controlled Activity.

Permitted – If your nitrogen loss from the effective area is less than 68% of the nitrogen loss rate generated by the drystock reference file you will be considered a permitted activity and not require resource consent. You will need to provide an annual OVERSEER file to show nitrogen loss.

Controlled – You will require resource consent. As part of the consent requirements you will need to develop a Nitrogen Management Plan to show the steps you take to meet your Nitrogen Discharge Allowance by 2032.

Helpful links:
Land Use Advice & Support - A free service for all landowners to have an independent Land Use Advisor develop a Nitrogen Management Plan.

Commercial cropping - No - Answer

You will be considered Permitted Activity and not require resource consent so long as no commercial cropping, commercial horticulture or dairy farming takes place on the land.

See "Industry-agreed Good Management Practices relating to water quality" developed by Environment Canterbury, DairyNZ, Deer Industry New Zealand, NZPork, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Horticulture NZ and the Foundation for Arable Research and people from both the Canterbury and national farming community.

Is your land use activity

Do you comply with the Permitted Activity Stocking Rates and have no commercial cropping or horticulture activities?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Depending on your situation

Depending on your situation there are different pathways you may follow

Do you use your land for low intensity farming activities*?

Do you use your land for low intensity farming activities*?

*the average drystock and dairy farm is UNLIKELY to be low intensity

Phone 07 921 3377 to find out what funding is available to work with an independent Land use Advisor to find out whether your farm in considered low intensity and what your current nitrogen discharge is.

 

 

Yes

Yes

No

No

You will be considered a Permitted Activity provided nitrogen

You will be considered a Permitted Activity and not require resource consent. You may continue to farm as you currently are so long as you do not increase your nitrogen loss and you provide information to Bay of Plenty Regional Council annually such as an OVERSEER file.

Helpful links:
OVERSEER - www.overseer.org.nz
The modelling tool that will be used for calculating nitrogen loss.

Phone the dedicated Landowners Advice line on 07 921 3377 to speak to a Land Management Officer

Are you currently managed by Rule 11?

Are you currently managed by Rule 11?

Rule 11 set a limit based on each property’s nutrients levels between 2001-2004.

Yes

Yes

No

No

You will be considered Controlled from 1 July 2017 and require resource consent.

You will be considered Controlled from 1 July 2017 and require resource consent.

As part of the consent requirements you will need to develop a Nitrogen Management Plan to show the steps you take to meet your Nitrogen Discharge Allowance by 2032.

Helpful links:
Land Use Advice & Support - www.rotorualakes.co.nz/adviceandsupport

A free service for all landowners to have an independent Land Use Advisor develop a Nitrogen Management Plan.

 

Or

OR

.

You will be considered Permitted from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022 and not require resource consent. You may continue to farm as you currently are so long as you do not increase your nitrogen loss and you provide information to Bay of Plenty Regional Council annually such as an OVERSEER file.

After 1 July 2022 or if conditions can't be met you will be considered

After 1 July 2022 or if low intensity use conditions can’t be met you will be considered Controlled and require resource consent.
As part of the consent requirements you will need to develop a Nitrogen Management Plan to show the steps you take to meet your Nitrogen Discharge Allowance by 2032.

Helpful links:
Land Use Advice & Support - A free service for all landowners to have an independent Land Use Advisor develop a Nitrogen Management Plan.

 

 

You will be considered a Permitted Activity and not require resource consent

You will be considered a Permitted Activity and not require resource consent so long as you comply with the stocking rates at any time throughout the year.

If you comply with the stocking rates for the majority of the year but for a period of time you exceed the stocking rates you may still be considered a permitted activity but must provide an OVERSEER file.

Helpful links:
OVERSEER - www.overseer.org.nz
The modelling tool that will be used for calculating nitrogen loss. 

Phone the dedicated Landowners Advice line on 07 921 3377 to speak to a Land Management Officer

 

 

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