The focus of our Fieldays site this year was on Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora and the council's long term plan.
We had a great turn out at our site with good conversations around the proposed plan change and some great feedback on our priority areas for our long term plan.
People were given three ping pong balls and asked to choose their top three priority areas.
The “fresh water” bucket received the most votes, and was the most popular priority every day, followed by “land use choices” and “coastal and marine areas”.
Our staff enjoyed the opportunity to talk to landowners at our site. Many had general questions about Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora and the impact it may have on them.
There was a lot of discussion around Farm Environment Plans, the proposal for Nitrogen Reference Points and the Land Use Change rule, the only rule that is currently active.