There is currently a lot of discussion and uncertainty about the environmental regulations that will be enforced around the country. The National Policy for Freshwater Management (NPSFM) requires regional councils to implement the contents of this policy in their plans by 2025.
A number of regions are on their way to meeting the requirements of the NPSFM and have already adopted varying approaches to regulate nutrients and other contaminant loss to water, with others soon to follow suit. Horizons was one of the first regions to take action. The case study in this article looks at the requirements of current rules in the region and explores the impact these may have.