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Waimea Freshwater Farm Plans

HortNZ is offering free Freshwater Farm Plan (FWFP) workshops to NZGAP and GLOBALG.A.P. certified fruit, vegetable and hops growers on the Waimea Plains. 

This is in response to nitrate levels in aquifers below the plains exceeding some drinking water standards.  At the same time, HortNZ is developing a Memorandum of Understanding with Tasman District Council to collaborate on the water quality science.


Grower meeting:

A grower meeting will be between 2.00 – 4.00pm on 27 October at the Headingly Events Centre (Elm Room), 2 Headingly Lane, Richmond.

The event will also be available via Zoom. Email Ailsa Robertson for the Zoom link.

If you are attending the event in person, please follow the Covid protocols, including scanning in and physical distancing. Mask wearing is required when entering the venue.

This meeting will cover the status of freshwater farm plan regulations, the catchment context and the GAP EMS, the FWFP workshops and what to expect, and the updated catchment modelling and science report. We encourage all growers to attend.

Grower workshops:

The FWFP workshop and field visit for fruit and hops growers will be held Thursday 11 November.

The FWFP workshop and field visit for vegetable growers will be held Friday 12 November.

Click here to register for the meeting and workshops

If you have any questions, or have not received a direct email about this already, please get in touch with Ailsa Robertson or Jordyn Landers.