We know there is a lot of information going out to Canterbury farmers about regulatory changes at the moment. We are working to make the Farmers' Hub the best place to get clear information on what you need to do on your farm.
Below is information on some of the main issues you may need to know about and where you can get further support and advice.
Farming around rivers and streams
Learn more about permitted activities around riverbeds.
Intensive winter grazing
Find out how new rules might affect intensive winter grazing on your farm.
Reducing nitrogen loss
Learn how to achieve lower nitrogen loss and improve farming efficiency.
Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser cap
On grazed land, there's a cap on the amount of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser you can apply without resource consent.
If you have a wetland on your property, you now have responsibilities to protect it.
Managing your own silage can be cost-effective, but needs to be carefully managed.
Good management practice
Help to improve water quality on your farm.
Farm Environment Plans
Recognise on-farm environmental risks and set out a programme to manage those risks.
Essential Freshwater package - farmers' guide
Find out more about the specific requirements under the Essential Freshwater package.
Zone-specific rules and information
Access information for your zone, including if you need a consent to farm.
Maps and data
Find up to date information and data for your property.
Useful resources and information to help you.
Understand biodiversity and biosecurity on your farm.