Waikato – Update on Waikato District Plan Review

The Waikato District Council is undertaking a review of the Operative Waikato District Plan in two stages. 
HortNZ has prepared the following summary, which includes an overview of the changes proposed in Stage 1 that will affect growers.

Canterbury – Update on Plan Change 7

Environment Canterbury is currently progressing a plan change that introduces new provisions for commercial vegetable growing in the region – HortNZ has prepared a summary of PC7 and an update of where this is in the plan change process and next steps.

Otago Regional Council Plan Change Updates - August 2020

On 6 July 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency publicly notified Plan Change 1 (Dust Suppressants and Waste Oil), Plan Change 7 (Water Permits), and Plan Change 8 (Discharge Management).

Northland Regional Plan summary - July 2020

Northland Regional Council initiated a review of their regional plan in 2017 – this summary provides an update on what provision of the remains subject to appeals and which provisions in the ‘Proposed’ Regional plan for Northland are operative.

Bay of Plenty - Update on Plan Change 13

The Bay of Plenty recently reviewed their air quality rules as part of Plan Change 13 – the majority of these rules (including those relating to agrichemicals are now operative).

HortNZ has prepared a summary of the key changes as a result of Plan Change 13 and the agrichemical rules.

Accelerating renewable energy and efficiency

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

Hawkes Bay - PC7 submission

Horticulture New Zealand's submission on Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Plan Change 7.