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The Environment Court has endorsed a plan that will regulate agricultural land use in much of the lower North Island.
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7/09/2012 2:30:46 a.m.
We need a national aurthority to police the councils as the worst polluters in NZ are councils.Take pollution from a farm and compare it to the pollution from a town or city, and the pollution from a farm is less.If we are going to hold farmers up to a tougher standard, fine, but hold councils to the same standards.Farmers can also ask councils to provide adequate disposal facilities. In towns we have councils provide such services, why not to farmers? If councils provided more services like this, it too could help.Take a rural council with population growth in housing, septic tanks while better than nothing, they dont do an adequate job, hence eventually the councils put in town water, sewerage systems and treatment stations. In some of rural NZ we already have council water supply, so the next should be to provide waste disposal too.
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