Waikato Regional Council has a long standing relationship with the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust due to our strongly aligned objectives to promote sustainable farming in our region. The council is pleased to support the Trust both technically and financially and to play a key role in supporting successful awards in the Waikato.
Collaboration is vital. Only be working together can we be successful in sharing and promoting sound on-farm environmental management practices. Both farmers and the environment and our wider communities benefit. Sustainable farming is fundamental to the continued well-being of the Waikato environmentally and economically.
Presently, we are working collaboratively to protect water quality in the Waikato. We're working with iwi and stakeholders to develop changes to the regional plan to help restore and protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers which, along with our other waterways, are a key to a vibrant regional economy. Meanwhile, we are working across our region to promote sustainable practices.
The Trust has a very important role in supporting this long-term goal of better protection for our land and waterways. The council appreciates the great work the Trust does.
Waikato Regional Council