The stock exclusion regulations prohibit the access of cattle, pigs and deer to wetlands, lakes and rivers wider than one metre anywhere on the property.
From 1 July 2023 all dairy cattle, pigs, intensive beef and deer farmed on low slope land (≤ 10°) must be excluded from lakes, rivers or streams wider than 1m and low-slope land.
Stock exclusion rules do not apply to sheep.
All cattle, deer and pigs must be excluded from wetlands identified in the TRC Fresh Water Plan or district plans for Taranaki from 1 July 2023 and any wetland that supports a population of threatened species (on any slope), or any wetland over 0.05ha (on low-slope land) by 1 July 2025.
Stock must be excluded from lakes and rivers wider than 1m anywhere in the land parcel as follows. See the Stock Exclusion Regulations(external link) for details around setback distances and exclusions.
1 July 2023
- Dairy cattle and pigs on any terrain
- Intensively grazed beef cattle and deer on any terrain
- All beef, dairy, dairy support cattle, deer and pigs from wetlands identified in the Regional Freshwater Plan for Taranaki
1 July 2025
- Dairy support cattle on any terrain
- Non-intensively farmers beef cattle and deer on low slope land
- All beef, dairy, dairy support cattle, deer and pigs from wetlands that support a population of threatened species
- All beef, dairy, dairy support cattle, deer and pigs from natural wetlands on low slope land
If you have a Council riparian management plan fully implemented before 3 September 2020, you already comply with both the Council and new Government regulations.
Those with partially implemented riparian plans (at 3 Sep 2020), please contact us for advice - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, low-slope terrain must be determined by using this website https://data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/104827-stock-exclusion-low-slope-land-2020/(external link) until the Government makes an announcement on any changes.