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

 

Dairy compliance continues to improve in Wellington region

29 August 2011

Dairy compliance continues to improve in Wellington region

A rise in dairy farming compliance with the Resource Management Act in the Wellington region is a positive reflection of work between the regional council, dairy farming organisations and the region’s dairy farmers.

Greater Wellington’s annual compliance monitoring results show that for the Wellington region full compliance with resource consent conditions, the Resource Management Act and regional regulations was 92% in the 2010/11 year compared with just 53% in 2007/08.

Over the same period minor non-compliance has fallen from 41.2% to 6.2% and significant non-compliance dropped from 5.9% to 1.6%.

The rise in compliance comes after Greater Wellington instituted annual compliance visits for dairy farms in 2008 and follows a similar rise last year Greater Wellington has also supported DairyNZ in running on-farm seminars to improve practices around dairy effluent management.

“We believe those initiatives have made a difference, and our region’s dairy farmers deserve recognition for their efforts,” Greater Wellington Environmental Regulation Manager Alistair Cross says.

“We’re pleased with the high level of full compliance in our region, which helps contribute to achieving clean, healthy water in dairy areas. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with farmers and farming industry organisations to improve compliance.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times


Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures. “Our economy has come through the COVID-19 shock better than almost anywhere else in the world...
More>>

ALSO:




 
 


Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times
Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures... More>>


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels