Te hau mārohi ki anamata Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future
HortNZ submitted on the discussion document that will inform the Emissions Reduction Plan - which is an economy-wide plan that sets out policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
PDF, 941 KB.
Managing Our Wetlands - proposed changes to wetland regulations
HortNZ submitted on a proposals to amend the definition of natural wetland and the regulations (NESFM) that apply to the, to provide for restoration, maintenance and biosecurity activities, and add new consenting pathways.
PDF, 747 KB.
Freshwater farm plan regulations
HortNZ submitted on a discussion document relating to regulations that will detail Freshwater Farm Plan requirements under Part 9A of the RMA, seeking to enable GAP as a delivery mechanism.
PDF, 885 KB.
Intensive winter grazing regulation: Proposed changes
HortNZ submitted on proposals to amend the rules relating to Intensive Winter Grazing in the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NESFM). HortNZ sought that grazing on horticultural and arable crops is not unintentionally captured.
PDF, 385 KB.
Submission on Reforming Industrial Allocation in the NZ ETS
HortNZ, Vegetables NZ and Tomatoes NZ submitted on a discussion document relating to proposed reform to the way industrial allocation (which some greenhouse growers are eligible for) works in the NZ ETS.
PDF, 613 KB.
Submission on the exposure draft Natural and Built Environment Bill (NBA)
HortNZ submitted on the on the ‘Inquiry on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper’ and exposure draft provisions of sections of the Bill .
PDF, 834 KB.
Commerce Commission Submission: Retail Grocery Sector Study - Draft report
HortNZ and Vegetables NZ submitted on the Commerce Commission's draft report on the Retail Grocery Sector Study. Following grower consultation, the submission focuses on supermarket pricing practices.
PDF, 209 KB.
Proposals to regulate organic businesses in the primary sector
HortNZ made a submission along with Certified Organic Kiwifruit Growers Association, on proposed regulations focused on how organic businesses would be approved and how compliance would be checked.
PDF, 285 KB.
Inquiry on Congestion Pricing for Auckland
HortNZ submitted on a Central Government inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland. This would require a change to legislation to introduce, so may impact other regions eventually.
No changes have been proposed yet to legislation.
PDF, 402 KB.
Phasing out fossil fuels in process heat
HortNZ, along with TomatoesNZ, Vegetables NZ and New Zealand Plant Producers Inc., submitted on the Ministry for the Environment's (MfE) proposal for a new national direction for fossil fuel use in process heat.
PDF, 1.2 MB.
Climate Change Commission Draft Advice to Government
HortNZ made a submission on the Climate Change Commission's draft advice to Government on climate action in Aotearoa and a path for reducing emissions across the economy.
PDF, 2.9 MB.
Water Services Bill
The Water Services Bill sets out the functions of Taumata Arowai (the new drinking water regulator) and a new regulatory regime for drinking water suppliers/supply’s.
PDF, 553 KB.
Draft standard (DZ8409:2021) Management of Agrichemicals
The NZS 8409: 2004 standard for the management of agrichemicals is under review – HortNZ along with product groups made a submission on the draft standard.
PDF, 562 KB.
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill
HortNZ made a submission on a Bill to provide fast-tracked consenting processes for recovery projects, as part of the Covid-19 response.
PDF, 492 KB.
Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality
The Ministry for the Environment consulted on proposed amendments to the NESAQ – largely relating to PM2.5 standards, domestic hearing standards and provisions for mercury use.
PDF, 687 KB.
Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change - Issues and options paper
The Government is reviewing the Resource Management Act (RMA). HortNZ made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment as part of the RMA review process.
PDF, 676 KB.
Proposed National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land
HortNZ made a submission in support (with amendment) of a proposal for an NPS to provide greater policy recognition of highly productive land.
PDF, 928 KB.
Organic Products Bill
HortNZ made a submission along with Certified Organic Kiwifruit Growers Association, on a Bill to regulate the labelling of organic products.
PDF, 344 KB.
Proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity
HortNZ submitted on the proposal for a new NPS, relating to the protection of biodiversity in New Zealand.
PDF, 580 KB.
MBIE Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency Discussion Document
This discussion document by MBIE presented a range of policy options for energy transition (alongside the ETS). HortNZ made a submission along with Tomatoes NZ and Vegetables NZ.
PDF, 2.5 MB.
Action for Healthy Waterways
HortNZ made a comprehensive submission on the wide-ranging freshwater reform proposals – including a new NPSFM, NESFM and changes to a number of regulations.
PDF, 7.7 MB.