The TANK Group is making use of science and monitoring information for their focus on water quality, flows and allocations in the four catchments, wetlands and estuaries.
These documents explain the TANK membership, how the TANK group operate and the processes and timeframes it is operating under. They include their first interim report which describes their initial interim agreements. Who's in Tank?
This section is where you will find the latest outputs and information from the TANK project. The TANK group will be releasing a summary of the material covered in each meeting as Think TANK Bulletins. The presentations provided at the meeting as well as notes by the TANK members during the meeting are also going to be made available from now on. You are encouraged to read them and get familiar with what the TANK group is talking about. Other documents and discussion points will be added to this page as the project progresses.
You can find recent media releases here
Think Tank VII newsletter - February 2017
Think Tank VI newsletter - December 2016
Think TANK V newsletter 15 November 2016
Think TANK IV newsletter 20 September 2016
Think TANK III newsletter 30 August 2016
Think TANK II newsletter 22 July 2016
Think TANK I newsletter 7 July 2016
The TANK Group meet regularly to receive reports and information, and work through the decisions required as part of a Plan Change process. They wish to share their work with the community as part of a wider strategy to achieve more community and stakeholder understanding about the TANK water resources and involvement in this plan change process.
You are encouraged to read through the meeting notes below. You may have questions or feedback you want to share with the group. You can do this by contacting one of the members directly – or contact the organisation they are representing. This information is here. Otherwise, you can provide feedback through our on-line feed-back page here.
The Council, along with representatives of the TANK group and Beef and Lamb organised some meetings (September 2016) with farmers to introduce them to the TANK project. The people attending were given an overview of the TANK project some of the issues arising, a look at how land and water management was developed in the Tukituki catchment and an introduction to how Beef and Lamb NZ can provide advice and assistance. The presentation is available here.
A further series of meetings with pastoral farmers in the TANK catchments is being held in early March 2017 (see flier). These meetings will be an opportunity for pastoral hill country farmers to understand more about the water quality challenges facing the TANK rivers and estuaries. A particular focus will be on how to meet a target for reducing the amount of sediment lost as a result of land use activities and soil erosion.