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Proposed Regional Plan for Northland

The Proposed Regional Plan for Northland (PRPN) is a new regional plan that will replace the three existing regional plans that manage the coast, soil, discharges to land, fresh water and air. The regional plan(s) set the direction for the use of natural resources in the region.

  • Since 2017 HortNZ has been involved in the development of the PRPN, telling the horticulture story and promoting outcomes that enable growing. HortNZ’s involvement has included comments at early draft stages, meetings with growers, making a submission on the PRNP, making further submissions on changes other parties sought, and presenting at hearings.
  • The Plan is currently in the appeals stage.
  • Even though the PRPN is still called ‘proposed’, the objectives, policies and rules in the plan apply.

Click here for a summary of the PNRP - as at July 2020

October 2021 update

The Environment Court decision has been released on the remaining appeals on the agrichemical rules. 

Click here to read HortNZ's summary of the rule requirements for agrichemical spraying