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World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


KC River Care Update, FAP & FAP Plus

WORMWISE, Drench Resistance and Prevention Strategies event was held May 16 at Rotomate; a knowledge filled afternoon with plenty of discussion and questions. Thank you to Ginny Dodunski, Wormwise Programme Manager for your expertise and our sponsors King Country Vets and KC Vets. An information summary of the day’s discussion will be included in June’s KCRC’s newsletter.

Upcoming Events:
Our Land and Water - Food, Farming & Freshwater Roadshow will be coming to Te Kuiti May 30. Presenting local scenarios with practical applications, speakers will look to cover water quality, land use and the current challenges to the NZ export sectors. RSVP via our facebook event if you are keen to come along.

First Aid
As the first round of first aid certificates expire this year. We are running an expression of interest to keep these updated and capture any newcomers. X2 sessions to be run late June and July. Please get in contact with the coordinator team below to register. KCRC - First Aid Course

Chem Handler Certificates
Certified handler compliance certificates last for five years. If you handle acutely toxic (class 6.1A and 6.1B) substances, explosives, fumigants and vertebrate toxic agents you may need to be a certified handler. Please get in contact with the coordinator team below to register interest in running a refresher course and becoming a certified handler.

Exploring Carbon Neutral pilot days are in development for June and July located on the 3 pilot farms around the region. Keep an eye on the facebook page and June newsletter for details.

Freshwater Farm Plans (FW FP)
Changes are coming ...The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management NPS-FM is currently being reviewed. The Government has announced it intends to improve the freshwater farm plan system to make the system more cost effective and practical for councils and farmers. The changes are intended to enable farmers and growers to find the right solutions for their farm and catchment, and to make sure the time and cost of completing a farm plan matches the level of risk.
Work is underway to integrate existing farm environment or industry assurance plans into the freshwater farm plan system, as well as the certification and auditing requirements of the system. In the areas where the freshwater farm plan rollout has started, the Government may look at whether current requirements to complete a freshwater farm plan within 18 months, could be paused while improvements are developed.
We will keep you updated on this as development progresses so make sure you’re on our mailing list - reach out to [email protected] to subscribe.

Expression of Interest:
In light of the proposed changes towards freshwater farm plans we are looking to kick start a new pilot group supporting the transition from New Zealand Farm Assurance Programmes NZFAP to NZFAP Plus. NZFAP Plus is a higher-level voluntary sustainability standard with three components additional to NZFAP; being People, Environment and Biosecurity. Working with NZFAI we are looking for approx 10 farmers keen to upskill from FAP to FAP Plus in an intensive fortnightly workshop programme. Email us if interested.

Our next committee meeting is June 17 so get in touch if you would like to
attend or there’s something we need to discuss.
Lana McCormick 027 817 2111
Anna Nelson; 0274 900 501
Robyn Williamson; 0274 182 946
Reon Verry, Chairman; 027 278 8678
[email protected]