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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.

Submissions 2019-2021

November 2021 ECAN LWRP report and changes affecting CVG can be read about in the latest files below. In essence the importance of commercial vegetable growing is recognised and the plan provides a workable consent pathway.

November 2021 The Environment Committee has released its report on the Inquiry on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper. You can read the report here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/business-before-committees/document/INQ_111944/inquiry-on-the-natural-and-built-environments-bill-parliamentary

August 2021 PNZ made a submission on the Natural and Built Environment Act which can be read here and in September PNZ CEO Chris Claridge spoke to the select committee which can be viewed here.

PNZ 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.

PNZ events related to Plan Changes and submissions can be found on our events page here.

Horizons

Horizons Plan Change 2 proposals, submissions & timelines, can be found on their page here. Expert Evidence for PC2 can be found here.

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
80 downloads
107 downloads
PC2 Hearings timeline 2020 PDF
157 downloads
196 downloads
280 downloads
181 downloads
218 downloads
205 downloads
Horizons Plan Change 2 Further Submission PNZ Final Horizons Regional Council
260 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council pdf format
312 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council MSWord format
312 downloads

ECAN

ECAN Plan Change 7 council documents, can be found on their page here. Submitter’s evidence can be found here just scroll down to Hearings/Evidence/Evidence in Chief.

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
ECAN PC7 CVG Report Nov 2021
27 downloads
ECAN PC7 Tracked changes to LWRP Nov 2021
26 downloads
23 downloads
128 downloads
197 downloads
ECAN PC7 Hearings Guide 2020
206 downloads
185 downloads
203 downloads
1372 downloads
Hort NZ ECAN PC7 submission
229 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
192 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
165 downloads
200 downloads
223 downloads
FINAL Potatoes NZ Canterbury PC 7 Final 13 Sept 2019
246 downloads
Environment Canterbury Plan Change 7 Further Submission Potatoes NZ Final
217 downloads
304 downloads
286 downloads
291 downloads
Summary of PC7 Commercial Vegetable Growing Rules
281 downloads

Waikato

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
FEP NZGAP EMS info for Waikato
231 downloads
182 downloads
201 downloads
Hort NZ Summary on PC1 Schedule April 2020
341 downloads
Hort NZ Update on PC1 April 2020
240 downloads

Resources

Here are Regional Council FEP guidelines we have collected.

Canterbury Regional Council FEP https://www.ecan.govt.nz/your-region/farmers-hub/fep/

Horowhenua/Manawatu Nutrient Management Plan Template

Waikato Region FEP Guide

Central Government Policy Statements & Standards

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
Summary of MFE's decisions on amendments to NPS FW 2020
197 downloads
Govt Healthy Waterways Package May 29th 2020 - info for growers
261 downloads
253 downloads
PNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission 31 October
419 downloads