Our Land Sustainability team offers individual on-farm advice, organises field days and works with community groups to increase awareness of land management issues and good environmental practices.
We can arrange to visit your property and provide advice and information at no extra cost on a variety of land management issues, including:
This growing strategy shows great potential for water quality improvements.
Farm Environmental Management Plans
If you farm over 20 hectares of land, you'll need one of these as part of any consent application.
Freshwater Farm Plans
A Freshwater Farm Plan is a tool introduced in the Government’s Essential Freshwater package.
Good management practices
Good management practices provide ways to reduce the amount of contaminants lost from your property.
Intensive winter grazing 2023
Use the map tool, find out if your grazing is permitted and apply for a resource consent.
Good drainage is key to healthy waterways which are important for much more than their economic use.
Fertilizer is one of the largest expenses for a farm, so nutrient management is essential.
Offal hole management
Offal holes or dead holes' are used in Southland for on-farm disposal of dead stock.
The strip of land beside a waterway is a called the riparian zone and acts as a crucial buffer.
Well-designed farm shelter offers many benefits from reduced soil loss to creating microclimates.
Waste & Hazardous Substances
Information about reducing waste in your community, household and farm