Land Use Change & Management Focus Group: Summary of Second Meeting
Thursday 24 March 2005, 11:30 am 2:30 pm, Old Telecom Depot Cafeteria
Rick Vallance (Chairman), Gifford McFadden (proxy Chairman), Melanie
Schauer, Rob Pitkethley, Jim Hitchcock, Kath Peebles, Jamie Paterson, Philip
Parker, Barry Russell, Olive Chikumbo, Gujja Magesan, Barnett Vercoe, Kit
Richards, Donald Atkinson, Ian Mclean, Te Kuramea Karere, Ian Wallace,
Brian Thomas, Alex Johnson, Stuart Morrison, Russell Whyte, Jim Stanton,
Mary Stanton, David Marshall, Andrew Wharton, John McIntosh, Dougall
Conclusions from Land Use Technical Advisory Group meeting
Goals established at the latest land use Technical Advisory Group were: independent, best-science
understanding of land use change and management options, to offer information to landowners
(including a communications plan), and independent cost : benefit analyses and reviews of:
• Land-use related environment monitoring.
• Fertiliser products.
• Feedpads and alternative stock feeding systems.
• Research on Rotorua soils.
• Up-and-coming technologies.
Nitrogen and phosphorus reduction targets
Initial estimates: nitrogen reduction target = 250 tonnes, phosphorus reduction target = 35 tonnes.
Small amounts (especially phosphorus) can be removed by in-lake and catchment works, however
some nutrient reduction (especially nitrogen) will be needed from land use activities in the Rotorua
catchment. How should this be achieved?
Lake Rotoitis nutrient reduction targets may be met if the proposed Ohau Channel outflow diversion is
(Greater nitrogen limitation productivity)
(Make Phosphorus limiting)
25 + 10 = 35 tonnes
Rotorua Action Plan technical projects
Two key technical projects: