COMMENT

The Government's freshwater proposals have long been signalled so the thrust of them should not be a shock to farmers. But it is critical a balance is struck in the resulting policy. This is key to a resilient New Zealand which looks after everybody's wellbeing - farmers included.

A wise man once said to me "the only thing that surprises me is that you're surprised."

Last year, the Government announced it would be making significant changes to regulations for freshwater in Aotearoa.

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