Our Effluent Project Is Moving Forward.
Being high altitude farmers ourselves, we understand the unique challenges you face. The high rainfall, steep contour, the fact it takes a week to dry out after rain, our different soil types and the closeness of our streams and rivers. How can we help our environment yet dispose of our effluent?
Working with our project partners we are endeavouring to find solutions.
Throughout 2023 here is how we journeyed to make a better future for you:
February - Matt Highway presented our element environment report & LIDAR flow path aerial mapping. Giving us an in-depth view and understanding of our challenges.
May - A project task force was established. This was done in teamwork with TCC, TRC, DairyNZ, AgFirst, Landpro and Fonterra.
June - Davieth Verheij presented an 'Effluent get it sorted' workshop. Detailing what an effluent engineer’s report involved, the information required and why it was needed. We’ve been building an High Altitude research projects with AgFirst and DairyNZ, that includes research into slopes, soil absorbance, Irrigation systems, reduction in water use and modern technology. Along with working with Landpro and TRC to simplify the consent process.
We’re not done yet! Join us on the 6th of December - We have our Pathway to consent workshop. Local experts and effluent system suppliers for you will be present to discuss options that make work for you. Our project lead Rachel will give an update on HADES progress. You are then free to discuss one on one with any of our exhibitors about your issues and requirements.
We don’t confess to know all the answers. Though we can guide you in the right direction.
This is your opportunity to talk through your problems and find some answers. Our information, although based on high altitude farming issues, could be useful for all areas of the Taranaki.