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Dairy farmers take action to protect water
Dairy farmers take action to protect water
20 May 2016
Minimising phosphorous run-off, better managing stormwater and preventing down-stream erosion are just some of the benefits a Rerewhakaaitu farmer will soon realise, thanks to a recently constructed detainment bund. Dairy farmers Barry and Mark Mogg approached the Bay of Plenty Regional Council late last year after learning about the benefits of detainment bunds, and are the first dairy farmers in the Rerewhakaaitu catchment to build an earth...
Open session to help rural landowners
Open session to help rural landowners
13 May 2016
Rural landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment are being encouraged to talk to Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff to find out what changes they might need to make under proposed rules to protect Lake Rotorua water quality. “People see the word “rules” and think they will need to make a lot of big changes, but to date a number of landowners have found they are currently meeting their 2032 nitrogen discharge allowance (NDA)...
Rotoiti Catfish Update
3 May 2016
Netting continued in the western end of Lake Rotoiti and the Ōhau Channel last week with no further catfish caught. Another round of netting is underway at Te Weta Bay (Lake Rotoiti) this week and we plan to start checks of Lake Tarawera next week. We’ll update you again in late May, following our work with University of Waikato, NIWA, DOC and Fish and Game experts to identify further control needs and options. If you have any...
Fund seeks land use solutions
Fund seeks land use solutions
3 May 2016
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, on behalf of the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme, is asking for expressions of interest from landowners, researchers and the general public to help come up with solutions to reduce the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use activities. The Low Nitrogen Land Use Fund of $3.3 million is jointly funded by Regional Council and Ministry for the Environment (MfE) with $1.5 million of that offered...

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