Freshwater management objectives

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This engagement closed on August 28, 2023. You can still share your thoughts with us via our feedback form.

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) requires Horizons Regional Council to identify a number of objectives that the One Plan – our guide to managing natural resources in our region – will seek to achieve. To date, we have developed:

  • A draft objective which describes how the management of freshwater in the Manawatū-Whanganui Region will implement Te Mana o te Wai.
  • Draft long-term visions for freshwater for each of our freshwater management units (FMU).
  • Draft freshwater values.
  • Draft environmental outcomes for each freshwater value.

You can learn more about those drafts at the bottom of this page.

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The draft long-term visions and values have been informed by previous community engagements. You can find out more about these engagements here.

While the official survey closed on 27 August 2023, we still welcome your feedback on our draft policy via our feedback form.