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Low Intensity Properties

The Tukituki Catchment Plan provides for farms meeting the low intensity definition in two ways. Low intensity properties of less than 10ha are exempt from a FEMP and Low intensity properties over 10ha (FEMP required) in a DIN exceeding sub catchment are exempt from obtaining a resource consent.

The Tukituki Catchment Plan defines low intensity farms in two separate ways.  Firstly the farming enterprise may be less than 10ha and not require a FEMP.  Secondly, the farming enterprise can be greater than 10ha and has a FEMP.

If you are required to demonstrate you are a low intensity enterprise less than 10 ha please fill in the form below.

Low intensity checklist

Low intensity farming system for consenting purposes

If you are a low intensity farm inside a DIN exceeded sub catchment and would like to demonstrate you are low intensity for consenting purposes, you must meet certain criteria.  The footprint of your property must be low risk to water quality, and meet the definition below.

Means farm properties or farming enterprises that contain no more than 8 stock units per hectare including permanent horticultural and viticultural crops (such as orchards, vineyards) and lifestyle properties; but does not include

a) Properties used for the production of rotational vegetable crops;

b) Dairy farms;

c) Grazed forage crops.

If your property meets this criteria lodge using this form.

If your farm does not meet this criteria you must apply for a resource consent


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