Under this section is a collection of the major pieces of legislation concerning soil and water protection that needs to be complied with in your on-farm operations.

A stock take of all the regional councils' approaches to managing water quality and the significance for deer farming (in terms of nitrogen, phosphorous, bacteria and sediment) was completed in March 2015.  Please refer to the Science and Policy section under the DINZ Activity tab for links to the stock-take or further update.

To download a copy of the 2012 NZDFA Landcare manual click here>>

(Acts and regulations) relevant to resource management and climate change. Environmental and climate change law of national application

Find links to regional council rules (and a few guidelines where the regional council has produced information relevant to farming) on the protection of soil and water.