NZPI is committed to advocacy on behalf of its members and contributing to the regional and national policy landscapes.
NZPI has submitted on the NPS Indigenous Biodiversity. NZPI’s main concern is that the draft NPSIB is more of a National Environmental Standard (NES) than National Policy Statement (NPS) – but without commensurate support. NZPI submits the NPSIB should either focus on being a NPS, with policy that properly wrestles with and provides direction on resolution of conflicts with other NPS; OR, if it must direct implementation, then that is done in a comprehensive manner with a coherent response involving changes to National Planning Standards, resourcing of Councils, and assistance to landowners. At the moment it does both policy and implementation poorly.