Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity consultation
Protecting New Zealand’s iconic flora and fauna is integral to the future of farming and the Government is consulting on how it can protect New Zealand's native biodiversity.
Essential freshwater consultation
Beef + Lamb New Zealand commissioned rural consultancy BakerAg firm to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the Government’s proposed freshwater policies and the economic impacts.
Consultation on the Proposed National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land
The Ministry for Primary Industries released Phase 1 of a national policy statement for soils in August this year which addresses the management of versatile soils. This NPS has been called the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.
New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy – Te Koiroa o Te Koioroa
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is leading the development of a new biodiversity strategy. A consultation on the proposed strategy closed 22 September 2019.
Helping farmers get involved with PC7 and PC2
On 20 July 2019 Environment Canterbury notified two plan changes which propose changes to rules in the Canterbury region generally, and to the Waimakariri and Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora sub-regions.
Zero Carbon Bill submissions
Parliament is currently accepting submissions on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – better known as the Zero Carbon Bill.
Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan Change 1
Environment Canterbury (ECan) have notified Plan Change 1 (PC1) to the Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan.
Biosecurity Levy Consultation 2019
B+LNZ is seeking farmer feedback on a proposal to raise the maximum biosecurity levy rate for cattle, introduce the ability levy different classes of livestock at different rates, and raise the maximum amount payable by sheep and beef farmers under GIA.
Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA)
The Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA) has been released by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The draft ZIPA provides recommendations on the Waimakariri Section 8 of the Canterbury Water and Land Regional Plan. These recommendations will help to guide Environment Canterbury in making rules for the Waimakariri region.
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Water Zone Committee Draft Zone Implementation Plan Addendum
The Orari – Temuka – Opihi - Parerora (OTOP) Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA) has been released by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The draft ZIPA provides recommendations on the OTOP Plan Change 5 to the Canterbury Water and Land Regional Plan. These recommendations will help to guide Environment Canterbury in making rules for the four OTOP freshwater management units (FMUs).
Further submissions on proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 and Variation 1
The Waikato Regional Council have notified the period for further submissions on Plan Change 1 and variation 1A. This provides organisations and individuals that submitted on PC1 and Variation 1A the opportunity to provide comment on others submissions.