B+LNZ is looking to leverage off existing events for this roadshow to make it easier for farmers to attend, as we know it is a busy time of year, but we are also setting up standalone meetings where these are required.
Below is a list of meetings that are currently planned. Some of these are Ministry for the Environment farmer-focused meetings specifically to discuss the government's freshwater proposals. B+LNZ, along with Federated Farmers and DairyNZ, would like farmers to stay on after the Ministry for the Environment meetings so that we can talk with you in more detail about the government's proposals. Other meetings hosted by B+LNZ will be stand-alone events covering freshwater, climate change, and biodiversity.
- Proposed Freshwater Policy Farmer Meetings (PDF, 45KB)
The Ministry for the Environment is also hosting public meetings in major centres, which cover a wider range of environment policies. You can find those details on the Ministry for the Environment's website.
Please keep an eye out for updates in e-Diaries and we will be sending out email updates to farmers in each region.
Ministry for the Environment's freshwater consultation
The Ministry for the Environment's consultation runs until 17 October. We strongly encourage farmers to attend a Ministry for the Environment meeting and to make a submission.
Here are links to the Ministry for the Environment's main consultation documents: https://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/fresh-water/action-healthy-waterways-discussion-document-national-direction-our
- Draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
- Proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater
- Draft Stock Exclusion Section 360 Regulations
Making a submission
You can submit your feedback during the consultation period using one of the following options:
- Use the Ministry for the Environment's online submission tool.
- Answer the questions in the consultation document and email these to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Thursday 17 October 2019 at 5pm.