An Environment Southland hearing committee has reserved its
decision on whether Southland meat processor South Pacific
Meats (SPM) can spread effluent on to a larger area of
farmland in northern Southland.
The Otago Regional Council has taken a non-prescriptive
approach to ensuring Otago farmers meet the requirements of
its recently-launched Otago Water Plan - Plan Change 6A
(PC6A) and that means farmers will take responsibility for
the water quality coming off their land.