National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity

The government recently released a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) for public submissions. Submissions are due 14 March 2020.

Over the next few weeks, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and Federated Farmers will be updating stakeholders on key points of interest to farmers, how to submit and where to attend public and industry meetings.

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.

Also see the Ministry for the Environment's webpage: click here

NOTE: - Clinton & Ranfurly meetings postponed