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First Report of the Land and Water Forum

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

Land and Water Forum. 2010. Report of the Land and Water Forum: A Fresh Start for Fresh Water Report One released in September 2010 provided 53 broad recommendations on establishing a national framework for freshwater management.

Third Report of the Land and Water Forum

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

Land and Water Forum, 2012. Third Report of the Land and Water Forum: Managing Water Quality and Allocating Water.

Second Report of the Land and Water Forum

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

Land and Water Forum, 2012. Second Report of the Land and Water Forum: Setting Limits for Water Quality and Quantity, and Freshwater Policy- and Plan-Making Through Collaboration.

Memo regarding finish of the Land and Water Forum Process reflecting HortNZ involvement

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

The discussion on iwi rights and interests infuses each report. It also informs recommendations on managing quality, allocation and production of a freshwater management strategy in New Zealand.

Primary Sector Water Partnership Leadership Document

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

A collective action plan that builds on the individual environmental management programmes of the various partners. The goals are to maintain/enhance water quality, resolve water quality issues, and improve water use efficiency by the primary sector within five years.

Strategic Response to Sustainable Water Programme of Action

17th March 2015, Natural Resources

This report details the Strategic Response of Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) describing those parts of its activities that will contribute to the Objectives of the Sustainable Water Programme of Action (SWPoA).  The intent is that this report becomes one of a ‘package of strategies’ from the individual sectors through the...

CLWP - Antony Roberts Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan:  Brief of evidence of Antony Roberts on behalf of the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand before the Canterbury Regional Council in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Water Management) Bill 2010 And in the matter of...

CLWP - Andrew Curtis Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Brief of Evidence of Andrew Curtis on behalf of Irrigation New Zealand Incorporated In the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Water Management) Bill 2010 And in the matter of the Hearing of Submissions on the Proposed...

CLWP - Douglas Edmeades Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Statement of Evidence of Douglas Edmeades on behalf of Canterbury Pastoral Ltd in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter of the hearing of submissions on the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional...

CLWP - Chris Keenan Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of Evidence by Chris Keenan for Horticulture New Zealand in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter...

CLWP - Duncan McLeod Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of Evidence by Duncan McLeod for Horticulture New Zealand in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter...

CLWP - Duncan McLeod Evidence Appendix

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Duncan McLeod Appendix 1A: Diagram showing division of good and best management practices for vegetable / arable cropping (CVC) in Canterbury systems.

CLWP - Lynette Wharfe Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of Evidence by Lynette Wharfe for Horticulture New Zealand IN THE MATTER of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter...

CLWP - Roger Lasham Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of evidence by Roger Lasham for Horticulture New Zealand in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter...

CLWP - Roger Lasham Evidence Appendix

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Roger Lasham Appendix 1B.

CLWP - Matthew Dolan Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of evidence by Matthew Dolan for Horticulture New Zealand in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in the matter...

CLWP - HortNZ Legal Submissions - Group 1

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Legal submissions in relation to Group 1 Hearings for Horticulture New Zealand in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 and in...

CLWP - Lynette Wharfe Rebuttal Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Rebuttal evidence by Lynette Wharfe for Horticulture New Zealand for the Group 2 Hearing in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010...

CLWP - Geoffrey Butcher Evidence - Group 2

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of evidence of Geoffrey Butcher for the Group Two Hearing in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

CLWP - Geoffrey Butcher Evidence - Group 1

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Statement of evidence of Geoffrey Butcher for the Group One Hearings in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

CLWP - Ian McIndoe Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Brief of evidence of Ian McIndoe on behalf of Irrigation New Zealand Incorporated, Federated Farmers of New Zealand Incorporated and Horticulture New Zealand Incorporated in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010...

CLWP - Chris Keenan Submission

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Submission on Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan to Environment Canterbury by Horticulture New Zealand, by Chris Keenan.

CLWP - Peter Callander Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Canterbury Land & Water Plan: Evidence of Peter Callander under The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management Act) 2010 and The Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of The hearing of submissions on the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan.

CLWP - Shirley Hayward Evidence - Group 1

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Statement of Evidence of Shirley Hayward for the Group 1 Hearing in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

CLWP - Shirley Hayward Evidence - Group 2

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Statement of evidence of Shirley Hayward for the Group 2 hearing in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the Proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.

CLWP - Ian McIndoe Supplementary Evidence

18th March 2015, Natural Resources

Supplementary evidence of Ian McIndoe on behalf of the Canterbury Primary Sector Policy Group under the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management Act) 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of the hearing of submissions on the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan by...

Funding approved for stream restoration project

18th October 2016

Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River.

Horticulture welcomes clean water plans

23rd February 2017

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes today’s Clean Water launch by the Government, says chief executive Mike Chapman.

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

27th February 2017

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change.

Irrigation investment first step towards food security

18th May 2017

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017.

Taxing water an issue for us all

10th August 2017

NZ First want a bottled water tax, and Labour want to tax primary producers as well as water bottlers. Labour’s stated aim is to clean up our water ways. But there are no details about how, with the policy to be worked out in the first 100 days if they are elected...

Understanding Labour’s proposed water tax

21st August 2017

Farmers and growers need reliable water supply to feed New Zealand and grow our exports. To achieve that, farmers and growers need certain and reliable water policy. Labour announcing that it will impose a water tax, but work out the details later, causes uncertainty. 

Tax has woken the sleeping giant

14th September 2017

Political talk of new taxes, particularly a water tax, has stirred the primary sector. Growers and farmers across New Zealand are uniting over concerns about proposed new taxes. Let’s be clear, irrigation is vital for the vast majority of our commercially grown fruit and vegetables. 

Horticulture welcomes funding for water protection project

8th August 2017

Government funding for a nationwide project to better protect waterways, by measuring and managing nitrogen on cropping farms, has been welcomed by Horticulture New Zealand.

Horticulture says “let’s not do this”

9th August 2017

Reacting to today’s statement from Labour on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says “let’s not do this”.

Horticulture New Zealand responds to scaremongering claims

14th August 2017

Reacting to claims yesterday from Labour’s water tax spokesperson David Parker that its level of “scaremongering around this would make Donald Trump blush”, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says this is a disappointing way to start a policy discussion about water and land use.

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

19th August 2017

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Science and technology the answer to water quality

11th September 2017

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

14th September 2017

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail around that remains missing, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

ECan Variation 3 Review of Decision

10th November 2016, Natural Resources

A review from a planning perspective of the decisions made in the Variation 3 (South Canterbury Coastal Streams). 

ECan Variation 3 Review of Decision - Submission Review

10th November 2016, Natural Resources

A review from a planning perspective of the decisions on the submission points made by HortNZ to Variation 3 (South Canterbury Coastal Streams).

Submission on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan

16th December 2016, Natural Resources

Comments made by Horticulture New Zealand on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan