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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.

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.

Submissions 2019-2021

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
48 downloads
73 downloads
PC2 Hearings timeline 2020 PDF
123 downloads
157 downloads
220 downloads
152 downloads
180 downloads
170 downloads
Horizons Plan Change 2 Further Submission PNZ Final Horizons Regional Council
217 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council pdf format
270 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council MSWord format
273 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
92 downloads
151 downloads
ECAN PC7 Hearings Guide 2020
163 downloads
148 downloads
162 downloads
1103 downloads
Hort NZ ECAN PC7 submission
192 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
142 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
134 downloads
166 downloads
185 downloads
FINAL Potatoes NZ Canterbury PC 7 Final 13 Sept 2019
209 downloads
Environment Canterbury Plan Change 7 Further Submission Potatoes NZ Final
187 downloads
271 downloads
258 downloads
258 downloads
Summary of PC7 Commercial Vegetable Growing Rules
250 downloads

Waikato

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FEP NZGAP EMS info for Waikato
197 downloads
152 downloads
169 downloads
Hort NZ Summary on PC1 Schedule April 2020
301 downloads
Hort NZ Update on PC1 April 2020
208 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
135 downloads
Govt Healthy Waterways Package May 29th 2020 - info for growers
212 downloads
212 downloads
PNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission 31 October
375 downloads