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Submissions

Submissions

submissions

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.

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Inquiry on Congestion Pricing for Auckland

May 2021

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.

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Phasing out fossil fuels in process heat

May 2021

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.

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Climate Change Commission Draft Advice to Government

March 2021

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.

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Water Services Bill

March 2021

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.

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Draft standard (DZ8409:2021) Management of Agrichemicals

February 2021

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.

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COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill

June 2020

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.

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Organic Products Bill

May 2020

HortNZ made a submission along with Certified Organic Kiwifruit Growers Association, on a Bill to regulate the labelling of organic products.

PDF, 344 KB.

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Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality

April 2020

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.

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Proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity

March 2020

HortNZ submitted on the proposal for a new NPS, relating to the protection of biodiversity in New Zealand.

PDF, 580 KB.

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MBIE Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency Discussion Document

March 2020

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.

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Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change - Issues and options paper

February 2020

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.

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Action for Healthy Waterways

October 2019

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.

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Proposed National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land

October 2019

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.