Land & farming

Find information and advice on a broad range of topics including dairy effluent management, restoration planting and Council land management programmes.

Requirements for good farm management in Taranaki

This booklet sets out Taranaki Regional Council’s requirements for farmers in Taranaki.By following these requirements, farmers will ensure they adhere to acceptable environmental practices on their property. The measures described in this document contribute towards good practice across the sector.

Taranaki Regional Council requirements for good farm management in Taranaki (1.5 MB pdf) (single document only)

Guides to restoration planting in Taranaki

These guides provide information on restoring and enhancing the indigenous vegetation cover which as been lost from Taranaki. They help to enable landowners, community groups and practitioners to restore ecosystems by planting native species.

Restoration planting guide - Matemateaonga ecological district (2 MB pdf) More guides & map

Sheep dip fact sheets

These fact sheets were prepared by Sally Gaw and Graham McBride for Tasman District Council through a Foundation for Research Science and Technology Envirolink grant. Sally is a lecturer in environmental chemistry at the University of Canterbury. She has 10 years' experience in managing contaminated land and was a member of the Ministry for the Environment’s Pesticide Advisory Group. Graham is a farmer with national and international experience with managing legacy chemicals from agriculture. He initiated research into sheep dips in New Zealand.

Fact sheet 1: Sheep dips in NZ (2.9 MB pdf) More fact sheets

Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region

The Taranaki guidelines are currently under review and until it is completed, refer to the Waikato Regional Council guidelines, which also apply in this region. The document here has links to those guidelines.

Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region (71 KB pdf) (single document only)

Stream crossings

This brochure contains background information and advice for land owners and occupiers, covering topics such as bridges, culverts and resource consents.

Stream crossings (1.6 MB pdf) (single document only)