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The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
19 November 2022
We made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Te tātai utu o ngā tukunga ahuwhenu - Pricing agricultural emissions.
Our submission outlines why the Association strongly supports the pricing mechanism as originally outlined in the He Waka Eka Noa partnership proposal. The proposal provides a path forward for managing agricultural emissions, while recognising the importance of our primary exports to the New Zealand economy.
We also detail why we support a farm-level levy system which includes nitrogen fertiliser; and oppose an interim processor-level levy in 2025.
9 July 2022
Our submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Exposure Draft of Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 was generally supportive of the proposed technical amendments. The exception was the clause relating to a specific focus on managing nutrients to achieve on-farm outcomes.
9 July 2022
Fertiliser Association of New Zealand submitted to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the Draft Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Notice. We were generally supportive of the proposal for improved clarity on requirements but outlined some concerns. Our submission focused on fertilisers rather than soil conditioners or biostimulants.
30 March 2022
We submitted to Taumata Arowai, the new water services regulator for Aotearoa New Zealand, on Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand (Draft) 20 December 2021. Our submission exclusively addressed the Drinking Water Standard for nitrate.
29 November 2021
Fertiliser Association of New Zealand submitted to the Ministry for the Environment on Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future. Submissions will help to shape the Ministry's emissions reduction plan.
1 November 2021
We submitted to the Ministry for the Environment on its Freshwater Farm Plan Regulations Discussion Document. Our submission called for clear long-term direction in regulation for freshwater management to ensure confidence in business investment for both production and environmental targets.
6 October 2021
We submitted evidence to the Environment Select Committee on proposals to ban nitrogen fertiliser. Our submission outlines the importance and role that nitrogen fertiliser plays in food production in New Zealand.
4 August 2021
FANZ has made a submission on the Exposure Draft Natural and Built Environments Bill to the New Zealand Parliament Environment Committee.
31 March 2021
FANZ has provided a submission on the the Climate Change Commission's draft advice to government. We support the overall approach they have taken and valued the opportunity to scrutinise the data behind the Climate Change Commission's analysis. Our submission focuses on the policies to support emissions reductions from the agricultural sector, as this is the area in which we consider that we can make the most contribution.
25 June 2020
Many New Zealand farmers are looking for ways to reduce their nutrient losses and greenhouse gas emissions. A range of new and also well-established inhibitor products provide very significant environmental benefits. Therefore, their use and application is expected to increase. However, the inhibitor products are not well defined in the legislation, which applies to agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines. The review of inhibitors was supported, including amending the regulatory oversight of inhibitors so that the primary sector is better able to confidently, safely and effectively use existing and new inhibitors to mitigate environmental, sustainability and climate change issues. Declaring 'Inhibitors' as agricultural compounds is favoured and a modified version of the proposed definition is presented. There is support for a managed transition for existing products plus adequate resourcing to support registration of new products within the proposed legislation.