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Key dates and schedules

The Waikato and Waipā river catchments are divided into sub-catchments for the proposed plan change. Sub-catchments have been ordered in terms of priority for cleaning up our waterways. This is based on the current information we have about water quality in these areas and where we need to be in the next 80 years.

Not sure which catchment you're in? Use the Find My Farm Tool.

Key dates for all sub-catchments

22 October 2016 Land use change rules applies
1 May 2020 - 30 November 2020 

All properties (excluding urban properties) over 2ha will need to register

Properties over 20ha will need to provide a Nitrogen Reference Point


Commerical vegetable growers
1 March 2022 Provide a Nitrogen Reference Point and Farm Environment Plan when a consent application is lodged
1 March 2025 Complete stock exclusion from waterways
Priority 1 sub-catchments
1 March 2022 Complete Farm Environment Plan
1 March 2025 Complete stock exclusion from waterways
Priority 2 sub-catchments
1 March 2025 Complete Farm Evironment Plan
1 July 2026 Complete stock exclusion from waterways
Priority 3 sub-catchments
1 July 2026 Complete Farm Environment Plans and stock exclusion from waterways


Here's a map of the sub-catchments

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