Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Fertiliser Quality Council pleased about Spreadmark


The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is pleased that Environment Canterbury (ECan) has recognised the Spreadmark quality standard. Spreadmark is a voluntary quality standard that involves the accurate spreading of fertiliser.

In the ECan rule WQL 19 they allow Spreadmark certified operators to apply fertiliser in areas where non-Spreadmark operators can’t. That includes applying fertiliser closer to sensitive areas (waterways and wetlands).

“The FQC is rapt that a substantial local government organisation has recognised the value of the Spreadmark scheme,” FQC chair Neil Barton said. “ECan is the first Regional Council to acknowledge the greater accuracy of Spreadmark spreaders.

“I’m also pleased for those ground spreaders who have taken the time and effort to become Spreadmark certified. Drivers are trained, the spreaders themselves are tested and the company is audited to ensure best practice. It is a major commitment for the company and it is great to see that commitment being recognised.

“The ECan rule is an acknowledgement of the value of the Spreadmark scheme and it is heartening to see recognition from Environment Canterbury of the greater accuracy of fertiliser placement achieved by Spreadmark certified spreaders.

“The FQC will be talking to other Regional Councils around New Zealand about following the ECan lead,” Neil Barton said.

A full list of all Spreadmark certified operators can be seen on the FQC website, www.fqc.co.nz.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties

Reportedly, there have been nine incidents resulting in 17 civilian deaths and injuries (seven of the dead were children) caused by ordnance left behind on what used to be the firing range of our Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan province.

Given that the NZ Defence Force has needed to be hauled kicking and screaming into belatedly arranging an adequate clean-up of its old firing range… what would it take before New Zealand offers to pay compensation to the families of those who suffered death and injury from what was left behind on our watch? More>>

 

Fossil Fuel Investment: ACC Must Lead On Climate Change

As the largest publicly owned investor in New Zealand, the ACC board should divest from fossil fuels, demonstrating our leadership role on climate change, Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today. More>>

ALSO:

Total Officers, Up Less: Coalition's 1800 New Police Officers

The Coalition commitment to add 1800 new Police officers to frontline policing has been achieved with the graduation of 59 constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College today. More>>

ALSO:

Predator Free: $3.5m For New Pest Controls

New Zealand First is proud to announce the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has allocated $3.5 million to develop innovative predator control approaches which will reduce the need for repeated 1080 use. More>>

ALSO:

Children's Day: Commissioner Calls For Govt Commitment

“Three decades on, we are able to celebrate some significant changes for children like the recent launch of a Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. But we still have a long way to go to prioritise children’s rights.” More>>

ALSO:

Elections: Proposed Electorate Boundaries Released

The Representation Commission is proposing changes to half of New Zealand’s electorates and establishing a new electorate in south Auckland… More>>

ALSO:

"Effectively A Permanent Amnesty": Final Month For Gun Ban Compensation

The firearms buy-back comes to an end a month from today, but the police say the amnesty for returning banned guns will continue into next year and beyond. More>>

ALSO:


SPECIAL GUNS FOR FOREIGN SECURITY:


MORE ARMED POLICE:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels