Irrigation New Zealand

IrrigationNZ focuses its advocacy work at the national level. IrrigationNZ also gets involved in the regions when the issue is precedent-setting for irrigation.

Updated 26/04/2022 

 He Waka Eke Noa agricultural emissions pricing options consultation document

IrrigationNZ Submission Schedule

Consultation Type/Name Date Completed/Due Date
Taumata Arowai 

Consultation on the Water Services Bill, small drinking water supplier acceptable solution

28 March 2022Completed
Ministry for the Environment (MfE)

NES Drinking Water

25 March 2022 Completed

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Te Ara Paerangi- Future Pathways

25 March2022

(Letter provided in lieu of full submission)

Financial Markets Authority Consultation on the need for ongoing exemptions from the reporting regulations for Co-Operative businesses and Irrigation Schemes.18th April Completed
Ministry for Primary Industries Integrated Farm Plan Environment GroupOn-going collaboration 
Ministry for the Enviornment (MfE)Freshwater Farm Plans Active Collaborators group On-going  collaboration 

Ministry for the Enviornment (MfE)

NPS on Highly Productive Land

Final decisions on the proposed NPS-NHL will be made by ministers and Cabinet in May 2022. Keeping a close eye on consultation opening before this Awaiting consultation framework
Ministry for the Environment National Adaptation Plan Consultation opening soon Awaiting consultation framework
Horizons Regional Council One Plan as part of the NPS-FW Consultation opening 24/05/2022 On-going participation.
Tasman Regional Council

Renewing Regional Policy Statement

Consultation slated to begin towards the end of 2022 Awaiting consultation framework
Bay of Plenty Regional Council Renewing Regional Policy Statement
Feedback and consultation beginning in 2023 Awaiting consultation framework
Northland Regional Council
Regional Water and Soil plan changes Submissions opening early 2023

Awaiting consultation framework

Otago Regional Council Updating Land and Water Regional Plan Opening for submissions late 2023
Awaiting consultation framework

MFEExposure draft of proposed changes to the NPS-FM and NES-F including wetland regulations)Due July 10th 2022Submitted July 6th 2022
Stats NZ Agricultural Production Survey 2023Due July 15th 2022 Submitted July 13th 2022