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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
154 downloads
197 downloads
PC2 Hearings timeline 2020 PDF
236 downloads
272 downloads
377 downloads
255 downloads
302 downloads
284 downloads
Horizons Plan Change 2 Further Submission PNZ Final Horizons Regional Council
347 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council pdf format
392 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council MSWord format
394 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
113 downloads
ECAN PC7 Tracked changes to LWRP Nov 2021
122 downloads
100 downloads
205 downloads
286 downloads
ECAN PC7 Hearings Guide 2020
298 downloads
262 downloads
287 downloads
2023 downloads
Hort NZ ECAN PC7 submission
312 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
283 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
243 downloads
280 downloads
313 downloads
FINAL Potatoes NZ Canterbury PC 7 Final 13 Sept 2019
332 downloads
Environment Canterbury Plan Change 7 Further Submission Potatoes NZ Final
289 downloads
391 downloads
365 downloads
381 downloads
Summary of PC7 Commercial Vegetable Growing Rules
355 downloads

Waikato

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
FEP NZGAP EMS info for Waikato
324 downloads
258 downloads
266 downloads
Hort NZ Summary on PC1 Schedule April 2020
422 downloads
Hort NZ Update on PC1 April 2020
324 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
296 downloads
Govt Healthy Waterways Package May 29th 2020 - info for growers
357 downloads
340 downloads
PNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission 31 October
512 downloads