Table 14.1 sets out the target Water Management Sub-zones* where management of existing intensive farming land^ use activities must be specifically controlled.

Table 14.1 Targeted Water Management Sub-zones*
 

Catchment Water Management Sub-zone* Date the Rules of the Plan have legal effect2 in relation to Rule 14-1
Mangapapa Mangapapa Mana_9b 1 July 2014
Waikawa Waikawa West_9a
Manakau West_9b
1 July 2014
Other south-west catchments (Papaitonga) Lake Papaitonga West_8 1 July 2014
Mangatainoka Upper Mangatainoka Mana_8a
Middle Mangatainoka Mana_8b
Lower Mangatainoka Mana_8c
Makakahi Mana_8d
1 July 2015
Other coastal lakes Northern Manawatū Lakes West_6
Kaitoke Lakes West_4
Southern Whanganui Lakes West _5
1 July 2015
Coastal Rangitikei Coastal Rangitīkei Rang_4 1 July 2015
Lake Horowhenua Lake Horowhenua Hoki_1a
Hokio Hoki_1b
I July 2015
Upper Manawatū above Hopelands Upper Manawatū Mana_1a
Mangatewainui Mana_1b
Mangatoro Mana_1c
Weber-Tamaki Mana_2a
Mangatera Mana_2b
Upper Tamaki Mana_3
Upper Kumeti Mana_4
Tamaki-Hopelands Mana_5a
Lower Tamaki Mana_5b
Lower Kumeti Mana_5c
Oruakeretaki Mana_5d
Raparapawai Mana_5e
1 July 2016
Manawatū above gorge Hopelands-Tiraumea Mana_6
Upper Gorge Mana_9a Mangaatua Mana_9c
1 July 2016

   The Plan has legal effect in the case of dairy farming* from 24 August 2010 and for commercial vegetable growing*,    
     cropping
* and intensive sheep and beef* it has legal effect from 9 May 2013.



Table 14.2 sets out the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* for the land^ used for intensive farming land^ use activities within each specified land use capability class*

Table 14.2 Cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* by Land Use Capability Class*
 
Period (from the year that the rule has legal effect3) LUC 1 LUC 2 LUC 3 LUC 4 LUC 5 LUC 6 LUC 7 LUC 8
Year 1 30 27 24 18 16 15 8 2
Year 5 27 25 21 16 13 10 6 2
Year 10 26 22 19 14 13 10 6 2
Year 20 25 21 18 13 12 10 6 2

   The Plan has legal effect in the case of dairy farming* from 24 August 2010 and for commercial vegetable growing*,
     cropping* and intensive sheep and beef* it has legal effect from 9 May 2013.


 
Rule Activity Classification Conditions/Standards/Terms Control/Discretion Non-Notification
14-1 Existing intensive farming land^ use activities The use of land^ pursuant to s9(2) RMA for any of the following types of intensive farming:
  1. dairy farming*
  2. commercial vegetable growing*
  3. cropping*
  4. intensive sheep and beef farming*
that was existing in the Water Management Sub-zones* listed in and from the dates specified in Table 14.1 and any of the following discharges^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA associated with that intensive farming:
  1. the discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^
  2. the discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^
    2. the use of a feedpad*
  3. the discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids^ or compost* onto or into production land^
  4. the discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^
  5. the discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ (or upon expiry or surrender of any existing consent for that discharge^) including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent
    and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA.
Where the existing intensive farming land^ use is located partly on land within one or more of the water management sub-zones* listed in Table 14.1 and partly on other land, this rule only applies:
  1. if at least 20% of the existing intensive farming land^ use is located on land within the listed water management sub-zones*; and
  2. to the portion of the existing intensive farming land^ use that is located within the listed water management sub-zones*.
Controlled
  1. A nutrient management plan* must be prepared for the land^, and provided annually to the Regional Council.
  2. The activity must be undertaken in accordance with the nutrient management plan* prepared under (a).
  3. The nutrient management plan* prepared under (a) must demonstrate that the nitrogen leaching loss from the activity will not exceed the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* specified in Table 14.2.
  4. Cattle must be excluded from:
    1. wetlands^ and lakes^ that are a rare habitat* or threatened habitat*, and
    2. the beds^ of rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m.
  5. Rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m, that are crossed by cattle must be bridged or culverted, and the cattle must cross via that bridge or culvert, and run-off originating from the carriageway of the bridge or culvert must be discharged^ onto or into land^.
  6. The discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^ and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-5.
  7. The discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from:
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^, or
    2. the use of a feedpad* and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-6.
  8. The discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids* or compost* onto or into production land^ and any ancillary; discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-7. The discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^ and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-9. (j) The discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^, standards and terms of Rule 14-11.
Control is reserved over:
  1. the implementation of the nutrient management plan*
  2. compliance with the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* specified in Table 14.2
  3. the matters of control in Rule 14-11
  4. avoiding, remedying or mitigating the effects of odour, dust, fertiliser* drift or effluent drift
  5. provision of information including the nutrient management plan*
  6. duration of consent
  7. review of consent conditions^
  8. compliance monitoring the matters in Policy 14-9.
Resource consent^ applications under this rule^ will not be notified and written approval of affected persons will not be required (notice of applications need not be served^ on affected persons).
14-2 Existing intensive farming land^ use activities not complying with Rule 14-1 The use of land^ pursuant to s9(2) RMA for any of the following intensive farming:
  1. dairy farming*
  2. commercial vegetable growing*
  3. cropping*
  4. intensive sheep and beef farming*
that was existing in the Water Management Sub-zones* listed in and from the dates specified in Table 14.1, and any of the following discharges^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA associated with intensive farming, that do not comply with one or more of the conditions^, standards and terms of Rule 14-1:
  1. the discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^
  2. the discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^
    2. the use of a feedpad*
  3. the discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids^ or compost* onto or into production land^
  4. the discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^
  5. the discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ (or upon expiry or surrender of any existing consent for that discharge^) including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent
    and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA.
Restricted Discretionary   Discretion is restricted to:
  1. preparation of and compliance with a nutrient management plan* for the land^
  2. the extent of non-compliance with the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* specified in Table 14.2
  3. measures to avoid, remedy or mitigate nutrient leaching, faecal contamination and sediment losses from the land^
  4. measures to exclude cattle from wetlands^ and lakes^ that are a rare habitat* or threatened habitat*, and rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m
  5. the bridging or culverting of rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m that are crossed by cattle
  6. the matters referred to in the conditions^ of Rules 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, and 14-9
  7. the matters referred to in the conditions^ of Rule 14-11 and the matters of control in Rule 14-11
  8. avoiding, remedying or mitigating the effects of odour, dust, fertiliser* drift or effluent drift
  9. provision of information including the annual nutrient management plan*
  10. duration of consent (k) review of consent conditions^
  11. compliance monitoring.
  12. the matters in Policy 14-9.
14-3 New intensive farming land^ use activities The use of land^ pursuant to s9(2) RMA for any conversion to any of the following intensive farming:
  1. dairy farming*
  2. commercial vegetable growing*
  3. cropping*
  4. intensive sheep and beef farming*
that occurs from the date this rule has legal effect4 anywhere within the Region and any of the following discharges^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA associated with that intensive farming:
  1. the discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^
  2. the discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^
    2. the use of a feedpad*
  3. the discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids^, or compost* onto or into production land^
  4. the discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^
  5. the discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent
and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA.
Controlled
  1. A nutrient management plan* must be prepared for the land^ and provided annually to the Regional Council.
  2. The activity must be undertaken in accordance with the nutrient management plan* prepared under (a).
  3. The nutrient management plan* prepared under (a) must demonstrate that the nitrogen leaching loss from the activity will not exceed the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum*  specified in Table 14.2.
  4. Cattle must be excluded from:
    1. wetlands^ and lakes^ that are a rare habitat*, and
    2. the beds^ of rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m.
  5. Rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m, that are crossed by cattle, must be bridged or culverted and the cattle must cross via that bridge or culvert, and run-off originating from the carriageway of the bridge or culvert must be discharged^ onto or into land^.
  6. The discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^ and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-5.
  7. The discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from:
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^, or (ii) the use of a feedpad*
    and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-6.
  8. The discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids* or compost* onto or into production land^ and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-7.
  9. The discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^ and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^ of Rule 14-9.
  10. The discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent
    and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air must comply with the conditions^, standards and terms of Rule 14-11.
Control is reserved over:
  1. the implementation of the nutrient management plan*
  2. compliance with the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum* specified in Table 14.2 (c) the matters of control in Rule 14-11 (d) avoiding, remedying or mitigating the effects of odour, dust, fertiliser* drift or effluent drift
  3. provision of information including the nutrient management plan*
  4. duration of consent (g) review of consent conditions^
  5. compliance monitoring
  6. the matters in Policy 14-9.
Resource consent^ applications under this rule^ will not be notified and written approval of affected persons will not be required (notice of applications need not be served^ on affected persons).
14-4 New intensive farming land^ use activities not complying with Rule 14-3 The use of land^ pursuant to s9(2) RMA for any of the following intensive farming
  1. dairy farming*
  2. commercial vegetable growing*
  3. cropping*
  4. intensive sheep and beef farming*
that occurs from the date this rule has legal effect5 anywhere within the Region, and any of the following discharges^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA associated with intensive farming, that do not comply with one or more of the conditions^, standards and terms of Rule 14-3:
  1. the discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^
  2. the discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ from
    1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^
    2. the use of a feedpad*
  3. the discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids^ or compost* onto or into production land^
  4. the discharge^ of poultry farm litter* onto or into production land^
  5. the discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ including:
    1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
    2. effluent received from piggeries
    3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
    4. poultry farm effluent
    and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA.
Restricted Discretionary   Discretion is restricted to:
  1. preparation of and compliance with a nutrient management plan* for the land^
  2. the extent of non-compliance with the cumulative nitrogen leaching maximum*specified in Table 14.2
  3. measures to avoid, remedy or mitigate nutrient leaching, faecal contamination and sediment losses from the land^
  4. measures to exclude cattle from wetlands^ and lakes^ that are a rare habitat* or threatened habitat*, and rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m
  5. the bridging or culverting of rivers^ that are permanently flowing or have an active bed* width greater than 1 m that are crossed by cattle
  6. the matters referred to in the conditions^ of Rules 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, and 14-9
  7. the matters referred to in the conditions^ of Rule 14-11 and the matters of control in Rule 14-11
  8. avoiding, remedying or mitigating the effects of odour, dust, fertiliser* drift or effluent drift
  9. provision of information including the annual nutrient management plan*
  10. duration of consent (k) review of consent conditions^
  11. compliance monitoring
  12. the matters in Policy 14-9.
14-5 Fertiliser* The discharge^ of fertiliser* onto or into land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4 Permitted
  1. There must be no direct discharge^ of fertiliser* into any surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse* other than as provided for under (b).
  2. All reasonable measures must be taken to prevent:
    1. any discharge^ of fertiliser* within the bed^ of a river^ that is permanently flowing or has an active bed* width greater than 2 m, or any lake^ or wetland^ that has an area of 1 ha or more
    2. any discharge^ into any rare habitat*, threatened habitat* or at-risk habitat*, except for the purpose of enhancing such habitats.
    Under condition (b) “reasonable measures” includes the use of GPS technology.
  3. For production land^ the fertiliser* must be discharged^ in accordance with the Code of Practice for Nutrient Management (New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers’ Research Association, 2007).
  4. Where nitrogen fertiliser* is discharged^ onto land^ in excess of 60 kgN/ha/year averaged across the whole farm area or in excess of an average rate of 150 kgN/ha/year on any application area a nutrient budget undertaken using the OVERSEER ® model, which takes into account all other sources of nitrogen, and covers and identifies the whole farm area including details of individual blocks and which is designed to minimise nitrogen leaching rates, must be used to plan and carry out the fertiliser* discharge^ and be made available to the Regional Council upon request. If a nutrient management plan* is required under Rules 14-1, 14-2, 14-3 or 14-4 then the nutrient budget required by this condition^ must be consistent with it and the activity must be carried out in accordance with it.
  5. The discharge^ must not result in any offensive or objectionable odour or fertiliser* drift beyond the property* boundary.
 
14-6 Stock feed including feedpads* The discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA from:
  1. the preparation, storage, use or transportation of stock feed on production land^, or
  2. the use of a feedpad*
and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rule 14-1 to 14-4.
Permitted
  1. All silage (excluding maize silage) storage pits that have an area greater than 500 m2 and all feedpads*, must be sealed to restrict seepage of contaminants^. The permeability of the sealing layer must not exceed 1x10 -9 m/s.
  2. All areas used for storing stock feed, for feedpads* or for otherwise feeding stock (including feeding silage) must be located and managed in a manner that ensures at all times when such areas are in use:
    1. run-off from the area into surface water^ or artificial watercourses*, is prevented (ii) run-off from the surrounding catchment is prevented from entering the area.
  3. All areas used for storing stock feed, for feedpads* or for otherwise feeding stock (including feeding silage) must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*.
    2. 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses*, and the coastal marine area^, and
    3. 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  4. All animal effluent* collected from feedpads* must be treated and discharged^ in accordance with Rule 14-11.
  5. The discharge^ must not result in any offensive or objectionable odour or dust beyond the property* boundary.
 
14-7 Discharges^ of grade Aa biosolids* and compost* to production land^ The discharge^ of grade Aa biosolids* or compost* onto or into production land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4. Permitted
  1. There must be no direct discharge^ or run-off into any surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse*. (b) For compost* the material must not contain any human or animal pathogens, or any hazardous substances*.
  2. For grade Aa biosolids* the discharge^ must comply with the requirements for grade Aa biosolids* as included with Chapters 4 and 7 of Volume 1 and Chapters 8 (including monitoring requirements) and 9 of Volume 2 of the Guidelines for the Safe Application of Biosolids to Land in New Zealand (New Zealand Water and Waste Association, August 2003).
  3. The discharge^ must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*
    2. 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses* and the coastal marine area^
    3. 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  4. A nutrient budget undertaken using the OVERSEER ® model, which takes into account all other sources of nitrogen and which is designed to minimise nitrogen leaching rates, must be used to plan and carry out the discharge^ of the grade Aa biosolids* or compost*. If a nutrient management plan* is required under Rules 14-1 to 14-4 then the nutrient budget required by this condition^ must be consistent with it and the activity must be carried out in accordance with it.
  5. The discharge^ must not result in any offensive or objectionable odour or dust beyond the property* boundary.
  6. The discharger must keep the following records:
    1. a daily record of the discharge^ volume and location
    2. a monthly (or more frequent) analysis of the nitrogen concentration of a discharge^ sample
    and make these records available to the Regional Council upon request.
 
14-8 Grade Ab, Ba or Bb biosolids* The discharge^ of grade Ab, Ba or Bb biosolids* onto or into production land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(2) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4. Restricted Discretionary
  1. There must be no direct discharge^ or run-off into any surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse*.
  2. The material must have undergone stabilisation processes to achieve at least B grade as defined by the Guidelines for the Safe Application of Biosolids to Land in New Zealand (New Zealand Water and Waste Association, August 2003). Hazardous substances* must not exceed b grade limits as given by the Guidelines for the Safe Application of Biosolids to Land in New Zealand (New Zealand Water and Waste Association, August 2003).
  3. The discharge^ must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. 150 m from residential buildings, public places and amenity areas where people congregate, education facilities and public roads
    2. 50 m from property* boundaries
    3. 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*
    4. 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses* and the coastal marine area^
    5. 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  4. A nutrient budget undertaken using the OVERSEER ® model, which takes into account all other sources of nitrogen and which is designed to minimise nitrogen leaching rates, must be used to plan and carry out the biosolids* discharge^. If a nutrient management plan* is required under Rules 14-1 to 14-4 then the nutrient budget required by this condition^ must be consistent with it and the activity must be carried out in accordance with it.
  5. The discharge^ must not result in any offensive or objectionable odour or dust beyond the property* boundary.
Discretion is reserved over:
  1. the rate of discharge^ and frequency of discharge^ to control nutrient and contaminant loading rates
  2. maintenance of vegetative cover in the area of discharge^
  3. avoiding, remedying or mitigating the effects of odour or dust
  4. contingency measures, including for events of mechanical failure and prolonged wet weather (e) monitoring and information requirements
  5. duration of consent (g) review of consent conditions^
  6. compliance monitoring
  7. the matters in Policy 14-9
14-9 Discharges^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter* and associated temporary stockpiling The discharge^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter* and associated stockpiling onto or into production land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4. Permitted
  1. The rate of discharge^ must be no greater than 150 kgN/ha/year in any 12 month period and must not exceed 60 kgN/ha in any 24 hour period.
  2. There must be no direct discharge^ or run-off into any surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse*. (c) The discharge^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter* and associated temporary stockpiling must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. 150 m from any residential buildings, public places and amenity areas where people congregate, and education facilities
    2. 50 m from property* boundaries
    3. 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*
    4. 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses* and the coastal marine area^
    5. 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  3. A nutrient budget undertaken using the OVERSEER ® model, which takes into account all other sources of nitrogen and which is designed to minimise nitrogen leaching rates, must be used to plan and carry out the discharge^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter*. If a nutrient management plan* is required under Rules 14-1 to 14-4 then the nutrient budget required by this condition^ must be consistent with it and the activity must be carried out in accordance with it.
  4. The discharge^ of poultry farm litter* or pig farm litter* and associated temporary stockpiling must not result in any offensive or objectionable odour or dust beyond the property* boundary.
  5. All areas used for temporary stockpiling must be located and managed in a manner that ensures at all times when such areas are in use:
    1. run-off from the area into water^ or an artificial watercourse* is prevented
    2. run-off from the surrounding catchment is prevented from entering the area.
 
14-10 Offal holes and farm dumps The discharge^ of contaminants^ onto or into production land^ pursuant to ss15(1), 15(2) or 15(2A) RMA associated with an offal hole or farm dump, and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4. Permitted
  1. Only animal carcasses, or parts thereof, and waste*, which is sourced from the property* on which the offal hole or farm dump is located, can be disposed of.
  2. The waste* must not contain any hazardous substances* or sewage.
  3. There must be no discharge^ into any surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse*
  4. The lowest point of the offal hole or farm dump must be at least 1 m above the seasonally highest water^ table.
  5. The offal hole or farm dump must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. 150 m from any residential buildings, public places and amenity areas where people congregate, education facilities and public roads
    2. 10 m from property* boundaries
    3. 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*
    4. 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses* and the coastal marine area^
    5. 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  6. Measures must be used as necessary to minimise animal pests from entering the offal hole or farm dump.
  7. There must be no offensive or objectionable odour or dust beyond the property* boundary.
 
14-11 Farm animal effluent* including effluent from dairy sheds, poultry farms and piggeries The discharge^ of farm animal effluent* onto or into production land^ pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA including:
  1. effluent from dairy sheds and feedpads*
  2. effluent from piggeries
  3. sludge from farm effluent ponds
  4. poultry farm effluent
and any ancillary discharge^ of contaminants^ into air pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA, except where the discharge^ is undertaken in association with a use of land^ controlled by Rules 14-1 to 14-4.
Controlled
  1. There must be no direct discharge^ or run-off of effluent into a surface water body^ or its bed^ or artificial watercourse*, including from effluent holding facilities.
  2. The entire extent of effluent storage and treatment facilities (including sumps and ponds) must be sealed so as to restrict seepage of effluent where all or any part of the storage facility (including weeping walls, stone traps, sumps and ponds) is established or extended (including deepening) from the date the Plan is made operative^. The permeability of the sealing layer must not exceed 1x10 -9 m/s subject to the following exceptions:
    1. Where there are multiple ponds that make up the storage facility, but not all are being extended then only those that are being extended are required to be fully sealed, or
    2. The establishment or extension of sumps, weeping walls or stone traps alone do not trigger a requirement for sealing of existing ponds.
  3. The discharge^ must comply with the following separation distances:
    1. for discharges^ of piggery effluent, 150 m from any residential buildings, public places and amenity areas where people congregate and education facilities
    2. for other discharges^, 20 m from any residential buildings, public places and amenity areas where people congregate and education facilities
    3. for all discharges^, 50 m from rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats*
    4. for all discharges^, 20 m from bores*, surface water bodies^, artificial watercourses* and the coastal marine area^
    5. for all discharges^, 50 m from any historic heritage^ identified in any district plan^ or regional plan^.
  4. Stormwater from ancillary roof areas, and hardstand areas which do not hold animals, must not discharge^ to the effluent storage facility unless the volume calculation for the pond takes into consideration the input from ancillary roof and hardstand areas.
  5. A nutrient budget, undertaken using the OVERSEER ® model, which takes into account all other sources of nitrogen and which is designed to minimise nitrogen leaching rates, must be used to plan and carry out the animal effluent* discharge^. If a nutrient management plan* is required under Rules 14-1 to 14-4 then the nutrient budget required by this condition^ must be consistent with it and the activity must be carried out in accordance with it.
  6. There must be no offensive or objectionable odour, dust, or effluent drift beyond the property* boundary.
Control is reserved over:
  1. amount of effluent per discharge^ and frequency of discharge^
  2. effluent discharge^ volume and rate in relation to the infiltration rate and the available water^ storage capacity of the soil (deferred irrigation)
  3. nitrogen loading in terms of kgN/ha/year and kgN/ha in any 24 hour period
  4. effluent storage facilities (including storage volume) to allow for the withholding of effluent during periods of prolonged wet weather when the soil moisture deficit is insufficient to allow for deficit effluent irrigation to occur
  5. measures to manage the ponding of effluent on the discharge^ area
  6. maintenance of vegetative cover on the discharge^ area
  7. management of odours arising from the effluent discharge^
  8. contingency measures, including for events of mechanical failure and prolonged wet weather (i) duration of consent (j) review of consent conditions^
  9. compliance monitoring
  10. the matters in Policy 14-9.
Except for new piggeries, resource consent^ applications under this rule^ will not be notified and written approval of affected persons will not be required (notice of applications need not be served^ on affected persons).
4 & 5    The Plan has legal effect in the case of dairy farming* from 24 August 2010 and for commercial vegetable growing*,
          cropping* and intensive sheep and beef* it has legal effect from 9 May 2013.


Rule Guide:

The location of archaeological sites when defined by a single co-ordinate is unlikely to define the true extent of subsurface archaeological evidence. The 50 metre rule should apply from the outer perimeter of the site.

Some activities in rare habitats*, threatened habitats* and at-risk habitats* are regulated by Rules 13-8 and 13-9. Discharges from agricultural activities at other locations are regulated as follows:
  1. Discharges not covered by rules - Agricultural discharges pursuant to ss15(1) RMA that are not covered by the rules above are a discretionary activity under Rule 14-30.
  2. Activities that do not comply - Except for Rule 14-3, activities pursuant to ss15(1) or 15(2A) RMA that do not comply with the permitted or controlled activity rules above are a discretionary activity under general Rule 14-30.