Resources and Links


Some of the information on this page as well as linked documents may be out of date as a result of the Essential Freshwater Package introduced in September 2020.

Environment Canterbury is currently in the process of updating all relevant documentation. If you have any queries please contact Customer Services on 0800 324 636.

Help farmers prepare for their FEP audit using the Ready for Audit checklist (PDF File, 67.02KB).


Please be aware of the timeframes involved seeking information on Silent files, Wāhi Tapu, and Wāhi Taonga.

As you will appreciate there can be a number of parties involved in providing this information, all of which is coordinated by our Po Mātai Kō (Cultural Land Management Advisors).

To manage the workload of all involved, and avoid the disappointment of not having your client ready for their scheduled FEP audit, we advise that all requests may take up to 4 weeks to process.

Request guidelines

It would be appreciated that each request includes the following information:

  1. Property address
  2. Management plan status
  3. Map showing the location of any known areas of interest.

Farming Land Use Consultants Group

Environment Canterbury supports a Farming Land Use Consultants Group (FLU consultants group).

The meetings are held (approximately) quarterly at the Tuam Street office.

The group discusses a range of topics including farming land use consent applications, rule implementation, Overseer, upcoming plan changes and implementation, and FEPs.

To join the email list and be notified of the next meeting please contact Customer Services.

Useful links and reminders

Latest news/announcements
  • Nothing at present
Consent application
  • Ready for audit checklist (PDF File, 67.02KB).
  • Ensure your baseline and current analyses are in the same version of Overseer.
  • Auditor access to Overseer - The consent holder will need to provide the FEP Auditor with access to Overseer.  The auditor can request the consented Overseer files from Environment Canterbury with the consent holders permission.  Please email for more information.
  • FEP is up to date and references other relevant documentation.

Key contacts

Po Mātai Kō (Cultural Land Management Advisors)

  • Mananui Ramsden – – 027 531 8842
  • Makarini Rupene – – (03) 367 7354
  • Rosemary Clucas – – (03) 367 7243