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Agricultural intensification

Agricultural intensification can lead to higher levels of nutrients, sediment and microbial contamination in our rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater.

The Essential Freshwater package aims to limit this contamination by requiring resource consent for various land use conversions over 10 hectares.

If you want to intensify your farming operation, you need to consider the rules under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F)

If you are in the TANK catchment. There is also specific land use change rules you will need to know.

Contact our consents team on 06 835 9200 if you have any questions about land use intensification, or land use change in the TANK catchment.



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