Farmers remain alert change is in the air
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.