We’re actively engaged in public and government work to improve soil and health conditions in New Zealand.


Submission on Food Safety Law Reform Bill  

Submission to: Committee Secretariat, Primary Production Submission Author: Mischa Davis Thursday, September 22, 2016   Submission on Food Safety Law Reform Bill   Introduction 1. The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (Soil & Health) was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 4 December 1942. Soil & Health’s objectives broadly include soil health…

Pesticide/neonicotinoid submission

Submission to: Hazardous Substances, Environmental Protection Agency Submission Author: Mischa Davis, Policy Advisor Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Hazardous Substances Environmental Protection Authority Private Bag 63002 Wellington 6140 Submission on application to import the insecticide Celsius Introduction 1.    The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (Soil & Health) was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908…

Next steps for fresh water

Submission to: Ministry for the Environment Submission Author: Marion Thomson Monday, May 23, 2016   ‘Next Steps for fresh water’ consultation document Submission by the Soil & Health Association   Introduction The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (Soil & Health) was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 4 December 1942….

Submission on Animal Welfare Regulations

Submission to: Ministry for Primary Industries Submission Author: Mischa Davis for Soil & Health Assn Monday, May 16, 2016   Submission on Animal Welfare Regulations by the Soil & Health Association TO: Animal Welfare Policy Ministry for Primary Industries PO Box 2526 Wellington 6140 FROM: The Soil & Health Association PO Box 340002 Birkenhead Auckland 0746 Phone:…

Natural Health & Supplementary Products Bill – Ministry of Health’s consultation paper ‘The Regulation of Natural Health Products’

Submission to: Ministry of Health Submission Author: Philippa Jamieson and Marion Thomson Friday, March 4, 2016 Submission on the Natural Health & Supplementary Products Bill Ministry of Health’s consultation paper ‘The Regulation of Natural Health Products’ TO: Natural Health Products Ministry of Health PO Box 5013 Wellington 6145 FROM: Soil & Health Association of…

Submission in opposition to clause 105 of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

  14 March 2016   The Committee Secretariat Local Government and Environment Select Committee Parliament Buildings Wellington     Submission in opposition to clause 105 of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015     Introduction   The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (Soil & Health) was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act…

National Environmental Standard, Plantation Forestry

Submission to: Ministry for Primary Industries Submission Author: Soil & Health Association Monday, August 10, 2015 To:  Ministry for Primary Industries Submitter:Soil & Health Association of NZ (‘SHANZ’) Soil & Health Association of NZ makes this submission partly in support and partly in opposition to the proposed National Environmental Standard Plantation Forestry. Support: SHANZ…

Environment Bay of Plenty Proposed Regional Policy Statement

Submission to: Environment Bay of Plenty Submission Author: Steffan Browning, Soil & Health Association Tuesday, February 8, 2011 The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc (Soil & Health) is 70 years old, and is the largest membership organisation supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand, and as such advocates for healthy and…

Submissions Against GE Brassicas

Submission to: Environmental Risk Management Authority Friday, December 8, 2006 Dec 8, 2006 Dear Members Re: GE Brassica Field Trial Crop & Food Research has applied to ERMA (Environmental Risk Management Authority) to spend taxpayers’ money on a 10-year field trial of genetically engineered brassicas: specifically cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and forage kale. Plants would have…

Mandatory fortification of iodine in bread

Submission to: Food Standards Authority New Zealand Submission Author: Steffan Browning, Soil & Health Association Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Below is the Soil & Health NZ submission to FSANZ’ Proposal for Mandatory Fortification of Iodine in bread. Bar influence by Food Safety Minister Annette King at the October 25 Ministerial Council meeting, folic acid which has…

Folic Acid

Submission to: Food Standards Authority New Zealand Monday, July 31, 2006 The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc is 65 years old, and is the largest membership organisation supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand, and as such advocates for a healthy natural diet derived from food produced organically and free from…

GE lucerne / alfalfa

Submission to: Biosecurity New Zealand Submission Author: Steffan Browning, Soil & Health Association Sunday, July 30, 2006 The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc is 65 years old, and is the largest membership organisation supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand, and as such advocates for a GE Free environment and diet….