• How riparian design can protect New Zealand waterways and improve property value

    3 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    It's an investment in something beautiful and it works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, forever. Words: Abby Matthews Riparian zones are areas of land next to drains, small streams or rivers, and surrounding lakes. Planting and managing these areas, helps to protect their natural habitat and enhance water quality, the home to numerous native fish, birds and insects. If well-designed and managed, they can be a valuable asset for your farm and look great too. One of the key challenges is managing nutrients in our rivers, lakes and estuaries. Bacteria and nutrients make their way into waterways...
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