Working together with dairy farmers

ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS

> Effluent Resource Consents

Helping you to apply for a resource consent to discharge effluent, preparing an assessment of effects, using the Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator and OverseerFM.

> Overseer Nutrient Budgets

Helping you to model your farm in Overseer  to predict nutrient losses.  Overseer provides estimates N leaching and run-off, P run-off and risk index and greenhouse gas emissions.

> Farm Environment Plan

A Farm Environment Plan is tailored to your property and will identify risk areas on-farm and how you can manage the risks within your farming business.

> Water Resource Consents

For irrigation, use in the dairy shed or other uses.  We can help you with aquifer testing (pump testing), preparing an assessment of effects and consulting with iwi.

> Catchment Projects & Funding Applications

One Billion Trees (1BT) projects and catchment projects.  If you would like to take advantage of the funding available to fence off and plant areas of your farm we can help you with this.  We can also help to coordinate catchment groups and prepare group submissions on plan changes.

OUR PROCESS

Farm Environment Plan Process

When helping you with a farm environment plan we join you at the kitchen table to understand your business.

We assess the environmental risks together and prepare an achievable plan that meets the environmental outcomes you need.

Surface Water

  • Resource consents to take and use surface water.
  • Water harvesting permits (taking high flow water).
  • Water permit transfer.

Ground Water

  • Resource consent to take and use groundwater.
  • Water permit transfer.
  • Changes to existing consents.
  • Aquifer testing.
  • Step drawdown testing.

Applying for a Resource Consent

We help you to understand the resource consent process, communicate with the council, consult with iwi and prepare an assessment of effects.