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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 2022

November 2022, PNZ and Vegetables NZ made a combined submission on the government proposals regarding He Waka Eke Noa and a grower emissions levy. You can read our submission below which includes the 15 consultation questions.

We have also prepared a comparison between our combined submission and the Horticulture NZ submission. (Horticulture NZ are industry partners in He Waka Eke Noa).

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
379 downloads
445 downloads
PC2 Hearings timeline 2020 PDF
450 downloads
518 downloads
717 downloads
490 downloads
558 downloads
498 downloads
Horizons Plan Change 2 Further Submission PNZ Final Horizons Regional Council
591 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council pdf format
663 downloads
Submission letter to Horizons Regional Council MSWord format
644 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
376 downloads
ECAN PC7 Tracked changes to LWRP Nov 2021
421 downloads
361 downloads
447 downloads
530 downloads
ECAN PC7 Hearings Guide 2020
554 downloads
477 downloads
513 downloads
3264 downloads
Hort NZ ECAN PC7 submission
583 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
520 downloads
One page summary of ECAN proposal
485 downloads
524 downloads
567 downloads
FINAL Potatoes NZ Canterbury PC 7 Final 13 Sept 2019
596 downloads
Environment Canterbury Plan Change 7 Further Submission Potatoes NZ Final
552 downloads
612 downloads
594 downloads
643 downloads
Summary of PC7 Commercial Vegetable Growing Rules
585 downloads

Waikato

Name Downloads
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FEP NZGAP EMS info for Waikato
543 downloads
479 downloads
491 downloads
Hort NZ Summary on PC1 Schedule April 2020
692 downloads
Hort NZ Update on PC1 April 2020
580 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
604 downloads
Govt Healthy Waterways Package May 29th 2020 - info for growers
621 downloads
607 downloads
PNZ NPS and NES Freshwater submission 31 October
775 downloads