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Freshwater Reform applauded by the Fertiliser Association

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand applauds the Government’s Commitment to Freshwater Reform

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (the Association) has released its submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011.

“The Fertiliser Association supports environmentally responsible, scientifically-based nutrient management and we applaud the government’s commitment to a nationally consistent approach that allows regional councils to manage water quality in an integrated and sustainable way,” said Dr Philip Mladenov, Chief Executive of the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand.

“The government has gone a long way toward correctly identifying the problems currently associated with implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and providing an approach to the monitoring of progress towards freshwater objectives.”

“The fertiliser industry has a unique position in discussions about water management because it is influential right across the agricultural sector. The Association’s member companies supply products that are essential to nearly all New Zealand farming systems. We also provide research, decision support tools and training and certification programmes that support both environmentally sustainable farming practices and the government’s export growth agenda.”

“The Association looks forward to a complete package of legislative reforms and amendments to the National Policy Statement, as well as to further guidance on cost benefit analysis and collaborative processes that will lend clarity to this important endeavour.”

The Association’s submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 is available on its website at www.fertiliser.org.nz

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