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Intensive Winter Grazing activities

This page provides information for resource consent applications for Intensive winter grazing.

Before you apply

Before you apply, please read:

Technical information

Intensive Winter Grazing consenting guidance document.

Application requirements

When applying for a resource consent to do intensive winter grazing you will need:
A 5 year Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) Management plan
An annual module for the area you will use for IWG in the coming season

Without this, the application will not be considered complete and will not be accepted by the Regional Council.
Tukituki catchment – for intensive winter grazing in this catchment, you will also need to consider the how Plan Change 6 will impact your activity.

Helpful links

Our Farmers Hub has helpful information on the permitted activity standards for Intensive Winter Grazing and Good Management Practice.

How to apply

Applications can be lodged via email to the or physically to any of our offices.
Please check the front page of your Application Form A for full lodgement instructions.

Administration Form 'A'
IWG application Form 'B' - Discharging Farm Dairy Effluent

Need help? 

If you have any questions about the intensive winter grazing application process, please contact the Consents Advisor on +64 6 835 9200.

A resource consent is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place and check it regularly to be sure you are fully aware of conditions.


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