Together we can restore and protect the mauri (life force) of our region's land and water while maintaining a prosperous land-based economy. Below you can find links to all the resources and information you need to join us on this journey.

Learn about Good Management Practice

We want to help you to improve your farm's profitability, keep the regulator away with less compliance visits and do right by your whanau and the environment.

Keep up to date with farming news

Find news stories, media releases and videos in our media centre.

Find zone-specific rules and information

Find rules and key dates in relation to farming in your zone.

The Farm Portal

Use the farm Portal to calculate nitrogen losses relative to Good Management Practice (GMP), and see if your farming activities require approval or if they are already authorised"

FEP audits

Auditors check that you are managing the risks identified in your Farm Environment Plan and are applying good management practice.

Industry-related events

View a calendar of industry-related events.

Irrigation restrictions for water takes

Use our irrigation restrictions table to find out about restrictions for a specific area, which may relate to a consent you hold.

Water metering and backflow prevention

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. A water metering system can save you time and money.

Water user groups

If you are a water take consent holder, you can share water during times of restriction if you are part of a water user group.

Apply for biodiversity funding

We have $2 million available for funding natural environment regeneration. Find out if what you're doing on your property qualifies.

Outdoor burning on rural properties

Outdoor burning rules for rural areas vary in different Clean Air Zones, crop residue burning buffer areas and in the hill and high country.

Use our consent search

Find resource consents relating to your farm. You can search by consent number, holder, location, type and status.

Manage animal and plant pests

Pest management is essential to help prevent the spread and impact of pest animals and plants in our region.

Rural waste minimisation

A three year project to improve rural waste management practices across New Zealand.

On farm biosecurity

Find out how to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases.