National Policy Statements must be implemented by Councils through Regional and District Plans. This NPS covers ‘indigenous biodiversity’, which includes ecosystems, birds, plants, insects and other species that are special to New Zealand - our indigenous biodiversity. The NPSIB contains objectives and policies to identify, protect, manage and restore indigenous biodiversity, and specifies what Councils must do to achieve this.

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What's been happening

 Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper (11/08/2021) 
   The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.
 Summary of Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Bio (19/03/2020) 
   Submission on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity’ and related documents, including ‘He Kura Koiora i hokia: A discussion document.
 National Policy Statement - Indigenous Biodiversity - submission advice (27/02/2020) 
   Further to our previous updates on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB) process, we now attach information on how to submit...
 Indigenous Biodiversity Survey (25/02/2020) 
   The deadline to make submissions on the draft National Policy Statement to Indigenous Biodiversity rapidly approaching (Tuesday 14 March!).
 Indigenous Biodiversity Survey (25/02/2020) 
   Please help us to understand the potential impacts that the draft NPS- IBD could have on your property by taking the time to full out this short survey. There has been no cost analysis undertaken for this policy, so your input is extremely valuable.