ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLICY

The target of the external relations portfolio is to build on community and local government relationships whilst being the advocate for kiwifruit growers on wider issues such as health and safety and resource management.

 Submissions

A record of submissions made in the past 12 months are below:
Date Matter Submitter Type of submission Decisions Released
October 2021 Freshwater Farm Plan NZKGI, Zespri, Maori Kiwifruit Growers Submission to Ministry for the Environment
September 2021 Nelson Port Noise Management NZKGI Submission to Nelson City Council
September 2021 Environmental Protection Agency Call for Information on Glysophate Market Solutions and NZKGI Submission to the EPA
June 2021 Mid-Season Labour update NZKGI & Zespri Letter to the Prime Minister
June 2021 Takitumu Northern Link (State Highway 2) NZKGI Letter to the Transport Minister
June 2021 Tauranga City Long term plan NZKGI Submission made to Tauranga City Council
April 2021 Rate and Remission Postponement Policy NZKGI Submission made to Gisborne District Council
April 2021 Gisborne Long Term Plan NZKGI Submission made to Gisborne District Council https://www.gdc.govt.nz/council/2021-2031-long-term-plan
April 2021 Gisborne Land Transport Plan NZKGI Submission made to Gisborne District Council
April 2021 Immigration (Covid-19 Response) Amendment Bill NZKGI Submission made to Education and Workforce Subcommittee
April 2021 Northland Long Term Plan NZKGI Submission made to Northland Regional Council https://www.nrc.govt.nz/media/azeletzn/summary-of-decisions-long-term-plan-2021-2031-resized.pdf
April 2021 Zespri GAP and Freshwater planning NZKGI & Zespri Letter to the Ministry for the Environment
April 2021 Bay of Plenty Regional Council Land Transport Plan NZKGI Submission to Bay of Plenty Regional Council https://www.boprc.govt.nz/your-council/plans-and-policies/plans/regional-plans/regional-land-transport-plan
April 2021 Western Bay of Plenty District Council Long Term Plan NZKGI Submission made to Western Bay of Plenty District Council https://www.westernbay.govt.nz/repository/libraries/id:25p4fe6mo17q9stw0v5w/hierarchy/council/plans-and-strategies/Longtermplan2021-2031/Final_LTP_2021-2031/DecisionDocument/Decision%20Document%202021.pdf
March 2021 Bay of Plenty Regional Council; Fees and Charges NZKGI and Avocados NZ Submission made to Bay of Plenty Regional Council
March 2021 Northland Land Transport Plan NZKGI Submission made to Northland Regional Council
March 2021 Waikato Land Transport Plan NZKGI Submission made to Waikato Regional Council
December 2020 KVH Pathway Plan NZKGI Submission made to Kiwifruit Vine Health
November 2020 Waka Kotahi Land Transport (Driver Licensing) (Covid-19 Temporary Extension of Deemed Licences) Amendment Rule 2020 NZKGI Submission to Waka Kotahi
October 2020 Health Star Submission NZKGI & Zespri Letter to Canberra Department of Health
September 2020 Grower Manual Feedback NZKGI Feedback made to Pre Harvest team, Zespri
September 2020 Kaituna Draft Plan 5 NZKGI Submission made to Bay of Plenty Regional Council
September 2020 Plant Variety Act Outstanding Treaty Issues NZKGI Submission made to Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment
August 2020 Western Bay of Plenty District Council v Limmer court decision and subsequent rulings NZKGI Letter to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
July 2020 Zespri GAP and Freshwater Farm planning NZKGI & Zespri Letter to the Minister for the Environment
June 2020 Rates increase Opotiki district NZKGI & Maori Kiwifruit Growers Letter to Opotiki District Council
May 2020 Bay of Plenty Regional Council Water Consent Changes NZKGI & NZ Avocados Letter to Bay of Plenty Regional Council
April 2020 Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Protection NZKGI Submission made to Bay of Plenty Regional Council https://www.boprc.govt.nz/our-projects/flood-protection-and-drainage-bylaws
April 2020 Tauranga City Council Development Contributions NZKGI Submission made to Tauranga City Council https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/council/council-documents/development-contributions/development-contributions-policy-2020-2021
April 2020 Tauranga City Council Annual Plan NZKGI Submission made to Tauranga City Council https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/Portals/0/data/council/annual_plans/2020-21/files/annual-plan-2020-21.pdf
March 2020 Urban Form & Transport Initiative Western Bay of Plenty (UFTI) NZKGI Response to UFTI interim report https://ufti.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/22527_UFTI-Final-Report.pdf
December 2019 Bird Scaring Guide NZKGI Submission made to Worksafe
November 2019 Temporary Migrant Worker Exploitation NZKGI Submission made to Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment https://www.mbie.govt.nz/dmsdocument/11555-the-temporary-migrant-worker-exploitation-review-a-summary-of-changes
November 2019 Fair Pay Agreements NZKGI Submission made to Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment https://www.mbie.govt.nz/business-and-employment/employment-and-skills/employment-legislation-reviews/fair-pay-agreements/
November 2019 State Highway 2 Speed Review between Katikati and Tauranga NZKGI Submission made to NZTA https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh2-katikati-to-tauranga-permanent-speed-limits/ 
October 2019 National Environment Standard and National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management NZKGI Submission made to Ministry for the Environment https://www.mfe.govt.nz/essential-freshwater-new-rules-and-regulations
October 2019 Access and facilities for people with disabilities in regards to seasonal accommodation NZKGI Determination made to Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment https://www.building.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/resolving-problems/determinations/2019/2019-051.pdf
October 2019 National Policy Statement of Urban Development NZKGI Submission made by NZKGI to Ministry for the Environment https://www.mfe.govt.nz/about-national-policy-statement-urban-development
October 2019 Plant Variety Act Review NZKGI Submission made by NZKGI to the Ministry of Business Innovation Employment
September 2019 Western Bay of Plenty District Plan NZKGI Submission made by NZKGI to Western Bay of Plenty District Council https://www.westernbay.govt.nz/property-rates-and-building/district-plan-and-resource-consents/district-plan/district-plan-changes
September 2019 Hazardous substances assessment: Improving decision-making NZKGI Submission made by NZKGI to Ministry for the Environment
September 2019 New Zealand Food Safety Strategy Zespri NZKGI contributed and named in submission as supporting
September 2019 Waste Regulations: Proposed Priority Products Stewardship HortNZ NZKGI named in submission as supporting

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