Farm­ers re­main alert change is in the air

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gives them an ex­tra three months to de­liver their first rec­om­men­da­tion of the over­all pol­icy mix to the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora com­mit­tee (March 2016) more time to con­sider com- Rivers Wai Ora com­mit­tee re­ceives CSG’s rec­om­men­da­tion on pro­posed plan change, for rec­om­men­da­tion to Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil

30 June 2016 Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil re­ceives Healthy Rivers Wai Ora com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tion to pub­licly no­tify pro­posed plan change

July 2016 on­wards. Any­one can make a sub­mis­sion on the pro­posed plan change, sup­port­ing, op­pos­ing or tak­ing a neu­tral stance on its var­i­ous parts.

On a bet­ter note Mata­mata and Te Aroha Fed­er­ated Farm­ers have been ap­proached to con­sider sup­port for a pro­posal to in­ves­ti­gate an al­ter­na­tive to burn­ing the large amount of de­bris pro­duced by po­plar/wil­low clear­ing pro­grammes in the Up­per Wai­hou.

Rien van de We­ter­ingh Se­nior Catch­ment Man­age­ment Of­fi­cer, Wai­hou & Pi­ako Catch­ments, last year sub­mit­ted a fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion to sup­port a trial on po­plar and wil­low wood chips on stand-off pads.

The ap­pli­ca­tion was re­jected.

He is now work­ing on a trial to ad­dress DairyNZ con­cerns.

Any­one can make a sub­mis­sion on the pro­posed plan changes.

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