Submission of the Soil & Health Association on the Emissions Reduction Plan

Submission of the Soil & Health Association on the Emissions Reduction Plan

Our submission focuses on agriculture and organic waste and states that more can be done, sooner, by supporting a faster transition to regenerative organic farming.  Emissions from organic waste and from agriculture can be managed down together, through conversion of farming to regenerative organic systems alongside better organic waste collection and processing for composting and…

Submission on application APP203660 To reassess methyl bromide

29 August 2019 Environmental Protection Authority Private Bag 63002 Wellington 6140 New Zealand Submission on application APP203660 To reassess methyl bromide Introduction 1.   The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) is a charitable society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is the largest membership organization supporting organic food…

Submission on an organic standard in New Zealand.

Submission on an organic standard in New Zealand.

 11 June 2018   Ministry for Primary Industries PO Box 2526 Wellington 6140   Submission on MPI Discussion Paper N0: 2018/19 Background 1.    The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) is a charitable society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is the largest membership organization supporting organic food…

Submission to the EPA on the use of ethanedinitrile (EDN) as a fumigant

Submission to the EPA on the use of ethanedinitrile (EDN) as a fumigant Introduction 1. The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) is a charitable society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is the largest membership organization supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand and is one…

Submission on Draft District Plan for the New Plymouth District Council

Submission on Draft District Plan for the New Plymouth District Council

12th March 2018 New Plymouth District Council Submission on Draft District Plan for the New Plymouth District Council Introduction 1. The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) thanks the New Plymouth District Council for the opportunity to comment on the Draft New Plymouth District Plan (“Draft Plan”). This document is…

Submission on Proposed Regional Plan for Northland

Submission on Proposed Regional Plan for Northland

Introduction The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) is a charitable society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is the largest membership organization supporting organic food and farming in New Zealand and is one of the oldest organic organisations in the world, established in 1941. Soil & Health’s…

Joint Submission on the A1139 Potato to Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Joint Submission on the A1139 Potato to Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 Introduction GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment and the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand (“we” and “the submitters”) welcome the opportunity to comment on the application A1139 Food derived from Potato Lines F10, J3, W8, X17 & Y8 (“Application”). GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment (“GE Free NZ”) is…

Submission on Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill

Submission on Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill

Committee Secretariat Primary Production Parliament Buildings Wellington   Introduction The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill (“Bill”). Soil & Health was incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 4 December 1942. Soil…

Submission on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Introduction 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 and the promotion of organic gardening and farming. Its membership is chiefly composed of home gardeners and consumers, organic farmers and growers,…

Submission on application for the reassessment of chlorothalonil formulations

Submission on application for the reassessment of chlorothalonil formulations

16 December 2016   Hazardous Substances Environmental Protection Authority Private Bag 63002 Wellington 6140   Submission on application for the reassessment of chlorothalonil formulations   Introduction 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…

Submission on Draft Regional Plan for Northland

Submission on Draft Regional Plan for Northland

23 September 2016   Northland Regional Council Private Bag 9021 Whangarei Mail Centre Whangarei 0148   Submission on Draft Regional Plan for Northland   Submission 1.   The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand Inc. (“Soil & Health”) makes this submission on the Draft Regional Plan for Northland (“Draft Plan”) requesting that it include policies…

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…

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…