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This page is intended to provide information for growers on Health & Safety, Regulatory Changes which affect farmers (eg: Regional Plan Changes 2 & 7) and other good practice/farm management advice.
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Health & Safety

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PNZ Covid-19 Bubble Infographic Poster
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Safe Use of Machinery
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Regulatory Changes

As of October 2019, Farm Environment Plans are an essential tool to meet incoming, stricter regulations. This has come about as the government has launched new National Policy Statements and as a result Regional Councils will be directed to meet proposals with management standards.

NZGAP – has been approved as an interim measure by Ministry of Environment and provides various resources including an FEP template. View these on their website here.

Potatoes New Zealand’s efforts: Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project (previously PNZ-79 Emissions Project), has work-streams to develop tools to measure, manage and reduce emissions, including nitrates. Keep up-to-date with the project by following us on Twitter and Facebook and read more about the project to maintain Potato Growers Social and Regulatory license here.

Plan Changes & National Policies 2019-2020

PNZ has made submissions on Waikato’s Plan Change 1, ECAN’s Plan Change 7, Horizons Plan Change 2, National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land and NPS NES on Freshwater.

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Govt Healthy Waterways Package May 29th 2020 - info for growers
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Hort NZ Summary on PC1 Schedule April 2020
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Hort NZ Update on PC1 April 2020
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Simplifying the chain of command in policy & plan changes
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FINAL Potatoes NZ Canterbury PC 7 Final 13 Sept 2019
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Environment Canterbury Plan Change 7 Further Submission Potatoes NZ Final
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Horizons Plan Change 2 Further Submission PNZ Final Horizons Regional Council
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PNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission 31 October
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FINAL PotatoesNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission - 31 October 2019
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FINAL Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council Plan Change.01
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Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council pdf format
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Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council MSWord format
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PC7 OTOP High Nitrogen Concentration Areas and staged reductions
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Summary of PC7 Commercial Vegetable Growing Rules
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Resources

Here are Regional Council FEP guidelines we have collected.

Canterbury Regional Council FEP https://www.canterburywater.farm/fep

Horowhenua/Manawatu  Horizons intensive land-use information

Horowhenua/Manawatu Nutrient Management Plan Template

Waikato Region FEP Guide