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The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
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.
11 March 2020
FANZ has submitted a submission to the Ministry for the Environment, with feedback on Section 2 of the 'Reforming the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed settings - Consultation document'. We continue to support development of a predictable transition pathway for reducing carbon emissions for New Zealand agriculture. We also believe that the reduction in emissions will be dependent on policy development and implementation programmes, which drive the adoption of additional mitigations.
22 January 2020
FANZ has released its submission on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill. We continue to support development of a predictable transition pathway for reducing carbon emissions for NZ agriculture. Farmers and growers should have choice about the most effective way of managing emissions on their land and we continue to support farm scale accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, including nitrogen fertiliser.
23 October 2019
FANZ has released its submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Action for Healthy Waterways. It welcomes the Government's aspirations and is calling for the Government to take a pragmatic, phased and balanced approach to achieving these goals. FANZ believes that aligning environmental, social, cultural and economic objectives should be the Government's first step.