2020 HortNZ AGM

Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan– Summary of the PMEP decision and appeal

The Marlborough District Council has been undertaking a review their resource management plans – HortNZ has submitted an appeal on the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan decision.

HortNZ has prepared a summary of the key changes to the plan, an overview of what the plan means for growers, and an overview of the provision subject to appeal.

Opotiki District Plan – Summary of the plan review process and rules

The Opotiki District Plan has undergone a review as required by the RMA. A Proposed Plan was notified in 2016, followed by a process of submissions, hearings, decisions and appeals. The review process is now concluded and the new (“Proposed”) District Plan will replace the existing Opotiki District Plan and become fully operative later this year.

Freshwater update following Government decisions

The Government has announced its decisions around freshwater management. In summary, HortNZ welcomes the pragmatic approach that the Government has decided to take to achieving the freshwater quality improvements we all want. What follows is a summary of the Government’s decisions.

HortNZ Leadership Programme 2020

Are you a potential leader in the hort industry?  And want to upskill?  You could be going on this year’s HortNZ Leadership Programme.

Accelerating renewable energy and efficiency

This discussion document by MBIE presented a range of policy options for energy transition (alongside the ETS).