Fonterra_Weekly_Monitoring_Report_060612 by xiaoyounan


									Document/Project Name                Organisation Name        Comments                                                                                                                   Submission      Deadline               Key Fonterra
                                                              (for cells with a large volume of text you will need to click on the cell to see all of it)                                required                               Contact(s)

Proposed Waipa District Plan         Waipa District Council   Waipa District Council has publicly notified the Proposed Waipa District Plan which includes proposed land use rules for   Yes             27th July 2012         Adrian Pyne, Philippa
                                                              development and subdivision within Waipa District over the next 10 years (approximately). The proposed rules would                                                Barrell, Sean
                                                              affect any dairy farms and Fonterra facilities located within Waipa District (e.g.Te Awamutu and Hautapu Dairy Factories                                          Newland, Nic Bishop,
                                                              and supporting farms, FBNZL facilities in Cambridge and Te Awamutu).                                                                                              Lynn O'Neill
Variation 1 to the Proposed Bay of   Environment BOP          Environment BOP has publicly notified Variation 1 (Coastal Policy) to the Proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Policy           Yes             4 pm Monday 2nd July   Adrian Pyne, Philippa
Plenty Regional Policy Statement                              Statement ("RPS") to bring the document into line with the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010. Variation 1                          2012                   Barrell, Sean
                                                              seeks to address deficiencies in the Proposed Bay of Plenty RPS by:                                                                                               Newland, Lynn
                                                              • Reintroducing maps defining the "coastal environment"                                                                                                           O'Neill
                                                              • Identifying and map areas of outstanding, very high and natural character
                                                              • Encouraging enhancement of areas with degraded natural character
                                                              • Recognising the national and regional significance of the Port of Tauranga
                                                              • Requiring identification of degraded coastal waters and land.
                                                              May have potential implications for dairy farms in coastal areas.
Draft Dunedin Economic Development Dunedin City Council       Dunedin City Council (in partnership with Otago Chamber of Commerce, Otago Southland Employers Association, Otago          Maybe           15th June 2012         Ian Goldschmidt,
Strategy                                                      Polytechnic, University of Otago, Ngai Tahu and Central Government) has developed the Draft Dunedin Economic                                                      Todd Muller, Nic
                                                              Development Strategy which has been developed to guide Dunedins economic future over the next 10 years. May have                                                  Bishop, Lynn O'Neill
                                                              potential implications for Fonterra facilities within Dunedin City (e.g. FBNZL facilities, Port of Otago, stores etc).

Proposed Waipa District Plan         Waipa District Council   Waipa District Council has publicly notified the Proposed Waipa District Plan which includes proposed land use rules for   Yes             27th July 2012         Adrian Pyne, Philippa
                                                              development and subdivision within Waipa District over the next 10 years (approximately). The proposed rules would                                                Barrell, Sean
                                                              affect any dairy farms and Fonterra facilities located within Waipa District (e.g.Te Awamutu and Hautapu Dairy Factories                                          Newland, Nic Bishop,
                                                              and supporting farms, FBNZL facilities in Cambridge and Te Awamutu).                                                                                              Lynn O'Neill

Draft Dunedin Economic Development Dunedin City Council       Dunedin City Council (in partnership with Otago Chamber of Commerce, Otago Southland Employers Association, Otago          Maybe           15th June 2012         Ian Goldschmidt,
Strategy                                                      Polytechnic, University of Otago, Ngai Tahu and Central Government) has developed the Draft Dunedin Economic                                                      Todd Muller, Nic
                                                              Development Strategy which has been developed to guide Dunedins economic future over the next 10 years. May have                                                  Bishop, Lynn O'Neill
                                                              potential implications for Fonterra facilities within Dunedin City (e.g. FBNZL facilities, Port of Otago, stores etc).
Site(s)         Document Type          Document/Project Name                    Organisation Name              Organisational Contact   Comments                                                                                                                         Submission   Comments on Dates                                                 Due Dates      Key Sensitivities                          Actions Required                              Under     Key Fonterra   Key Fonterra Key
                                                                                                               Name                     (for cells with a large volume of text you will need to click on the cell to see all of it)                                      required                                                                                                                                                                               action?   Contact 1      Contact 2    additions/dev
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Y/N?                                                                                                                                                                                   Y/N                                   elopments
National        National Policy        Proposed national policy statement for   New Zealand Government                                  The proposed NPS has 9 objectives regarding the management of fresh water nationwide. The proposed policies would             Y               NPS released 9 May 2011.                                                         Todd noted that there is a                 An asssessment on how this will impact is     Yes       Sean
                Statement              fresh water management                                                                           require regional policy statements to be amended within 2 years to address planning frameworks regarding various matters                                                                                                       presentation being worked on for           being worked on now. Looking at a range                 Newland
                                                                                                                                        including guidance and direction to ensure co-ordinated sequencing of infrastructure for supply, storage, and distribution of                                                                                                  water. May be fronted by Board and         of different situations, overallocated, not
                                                                                                                                        fresh water.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Exco to Councils.                          fully allocated, diffuse nutrient loss. May
                                                                                                                                        The board of inquiry reported back to the Minister of the Environment on their inquiry on 28 January 2010. The Minister                                                                                                                                                   also have impact on manufacturing sites.
                                                                                                                                        forwarded this report to Land and Water Forum officials.
                                                                                                                                        It is unlikely that the NPS will proceed further until the Land and Water Forum has concluded its consultation.
                                                                                                                                        As noted below the Land and Water Forum has released its Report and recommended that an NPS be adopted quickly
                                                                                                                                        that the current draft formed a good basis to work from. On 9 May 2011, Environment Minister Nick Smith and Agriculture
                                                                                                                                        Minister David Carter announced a package of initiatives that recognises the strategic value of fresh water to New
                                                                                                                                        Zealand’s economy and way of life. These are a) A National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management b) a
                                                                                                                                        Freshwater Clean Up Fund c) a Water Infrastructure Fund d) a further work programme. The Freshwater Clean Up Fund
                                                                                                                                        will provide $15 million over two years (2011/2012 and 2012/2013) for major projects to restore waterways affected by
                                                                                                                                        historical pollution. There is also an Irrigation Acceleration Fund that will be $35m over five years and aims to unlock the
                                                                                                                                        economic growth potential of our primary sectors by developing more effective and efficient water infrastructure, such as
                                                                                                                                        storage and distribution lines. This is managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

National        National Environmental National environmental standard on       Ministry for the Environment                            The Government is developing a proposed National Environmental Standard on Ecological Flows and Water Levels.                    Y            Analysis of submissions has been in progress since                                                                                                                        yes       Sean
                Standard               ecological flows and water levels                                                                The proposed standard aims to promote consistency in the way we decide whether the variability and quantity of water                          submissions closed on 29 August 2008.                                                                                                                                               Newland
                                                                                                                                        flowing in rivers, ground water systems, lakes and wetlands is sufficient.
                                                                                                                                        The preferred option for a national environmental standard is one that sets both interim limits and technical methods for
                                                                                                                                        minimum ecological flows and water levels.
                                                                                                                                        This could affect irrigation.

National        National Environmental Proposed National Environmental          Ministry for the Environment                            The objective of the proposed NES is to ensure that land affected by contaminants in soil is appropriately identified and Y                   It will come into effect 1 September 2011                                                                                                                                 yes       Sean           John
                Standard               Standard for Assessing and Managing                                                              assessed at the time of being developed and, if necessary, remediated, or the contaminants contained to make land safe                                                                                                                                                                                                            Newland        Russell
                                       Contaminants in Soil                                                                             for human use.
                                                                                                                                        The proposed NES, applied within a framework for assessing contaminants in soil and including a national set of soil
                                                                                                                                        guideline values, will require local authorities to control the use of land affected by contaminants. The proposed NES will
                                                                                                                                        enable use to be made of affected land by ensuring that:
                                                                                                                                        1. district planning controls are appropriate and nationally consistent;
                                                                                                                                        2 .councils gather and apply the information needed for efficient decision-making on contaminated or potentially
                                                                                                                                        contaminated land;
                                                                                                                                        3. and the soil guideline values are appropriate and applied consistently
National        Other National         Stage 2 of the RMA reforms               New Zealand Government                                  This will include:                                                                                                          ?                 Cabinet papers were released 23 May 2011.                                                                                                                                           Karen Leov
                Initiatives            Discussion Document                                                                              - commentary on urban/infrastructure work;
                                                                                                                                        - generic provisions (eg section 32); and
                                                                                                                                        - the RMA's interface with other Acts (eg Building Act, Forestry Act, and the HPA).
                                                                                                                                        The Government has released the Discussion Document and Infrastructure TAG Report. The discussion document is the
                                                                                                                                        culmination of the Ministry for the Environment considering the 85 recommendations of the Infrastructure-TAG and Urban-
                                                                                                                                        TAG in their respective reports to deliver better urban environments and infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                        The discussion document is intended to allow public input prior to Government decisions being made on the exact content
                                                                                                                                        of any legislative changes to the RMA (and potentially other statutes, such as the Public Works Act 1981) as part of Phase
                                                                                                                                        2 of the RMA reforms.

Edendale        Regional Plan          Air Plan                                 Environment Southland                                   A "Warrant of Fitness" of the existing plan was completed April 2006. The planned review has been deferred until                 ?            Release of discussion paper/report regarding proposed                                                                                                                               Ian
                                                                                                                                        2010/2011.                                                                                                                                    changes expected to occur in 2011.                                                                                                                                                  Goldschmidt

                                                                                                                                        A Council workshop to discuss Southland's Air Quality problems and potential solutions was held on April 11 2011. In light
                                                                                                                                        of the pressures to achieve compliance with the National Environmental Standard options to improve Air Quality (including
                                                                                                                                        those more immediate than the Plan Review Process) were discussed.
Edendale        Regional Land          Regional Land Transport Strategy         Environment Southland          Russell Hawkes           Current strategy review to be completed by December 2011.                                                                        ?            Current strategy review to be completed by December 2011.                                                                                                                           Ian
                Transport Strategy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Goldschmidt
Edendale        District Plan          District Plan Review                     Southland District Council     Luke McSorriley          SDC have just begun the review of the District Plan. As part of that review the planner said that there may be a need for a      Y                                                                                             Fonterra have an interest in the                                                                   Ian
                                                                                                                                        new industrial resource area in Edendale and SDC will be looking at this as part of the review. Expanding / creating new                                                                                                       District Plan review as it is looking to                                                           Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                        industrial resource areas is something that the Council is going to look at across the district, especially where towns or                                                                                                     increase the Edendale industrial zone
                                                                                                                                        industry has grown. (It sounds like this review could potentially lead to the rezoning of land when industry development                      A summary of the feedback received was released at the end
                                                                                                                                        demands it.) The Council has just completed the issues and options stage of initial consultation.                                             of October 2010.

                                                                                                                                        13 papers have been printed and comments on them have been invited as part of initial consultation stage which ended 31                       Council anticipates to notify the proposed plan in November
                                                                                                                                        July 2009. An issues and options summary document has been released following the consultation process (we have                               2011.
                                                                                                                                        obtained a copy of this).

                                                                                                                                        A Community debrief document summarising the feedback from the consultation was released released at the end of
                                                                                                                                        October 2010.

Stirling        Regional Plan          Plan Change 1C                           Otago Regional Council         Sarah Valk               The plan change concerns water allocation and use. The Council is changing the policies regarding the taking of ground           ?            Currently at mediation stage. The Council anticipates that                                                                                                                          Ian
                                                                                                                                        and surface water in the region.                                                                                                              many of the appeals are close to being resolved through the                                                                                                                         Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mediation process. A pre-hearing conference was held on 15
                                                                                                                                        ORC made its decision on the Plan Change on 24 March 2010, which was released to the public on 10 April 2010. Six                             May 2011. A review of the plan was due in June 2011 but has
                                                                                                                                        appeals have been filed in relation to the plan change. Once these appeals are resolved the Plan Change will become                           not been released to date.

Halswell        Strategy document      Industrial strategy                      Christchurch City Council      Ivan Thompson            Council is developing industrial strategy. This is currently being developed in-house and nothing has been publicly notified     ?                                                                                                                                                                                                Nic Bishop
                                                                                                                                        or published as yet.
Halswell        Proposed re-zone     Halswell Coolstore: Zoning changes         Christchurch City Council                                                                                                                                                                ?                                                                                             Halswell Coolstore: Zoning changes                                                                 Nic Bishop
                                     occurring                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         occurring
Takaka          Growth &             Brightwater Strategic Development          Tasman District Council                                 Review of urban development strategy for Brightwater, Issues paper, structure planning and TRMP (District Plan) change           ?            Project was to be presented to Council at the end of 2010.                                                                                                                          Ian
Brightwater     Development Strategy Planning                                                                                           process.                                                                                                                                      There has been no movement for this project - likely to be                                                                                                                          Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      presented in 2011.
                                                                                                                                        Currently Council is preparing an investigations report and issues paper in relation to settlement within Brightwater.

Longburn        District Plan          District Plan Review                     Manawatu District Council      Wendy Thompson           District Plan currently under review.                                                                                            Y            The first public discussion document has been released, and                                                                 Have submitted on this, will keep looking               Murray van
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the deadline for comment was Friday 17 September 2010.                                                                      at this                                                 der Maas
                                                                                                                                        Stage 3 - development of issues and options papers that outline the significant resource management issues facing the                         The issues and options paper was due to be released in April
                                                                                                                                        community. This will involve looking at the options available to Council to help address these issues and seeking public                      2011. However, the Council commented that the deadline has
                                                                                                                                        feedback on the issues and options papers.                                                                                                    been pushed back and progress is unlikley to be made until
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the end of 2011. Three information days are being held at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fielding District Informaiton Centre on 9 and 20 August 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and 10 September 2011.

Longburn                               Cross boundary issues                    Manawatu District Council /   Andrew Brown and          In August 2009, Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council agreed to investigate the process, costs and Y                    The boundary adjustment process is still moving forward. On                                                                 Submit on this in support depending on                  Murray van     Campbell
                                                                                Palmerston North City Council John Annabel              implications of boundary adjustment, cross-boundary servicing and amalgamation.                                                               the 24 June 2011 the Committee approved a Draft Boundary                                                                    contents of document. 21/7/11 EMS have                  der Maas       Dods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reorganisation Scheme. The public consultation process                                                                      done submissions.
                                                                                                                                        The Auckland-based firm of Morrison Low have now completed their assessment and their final report ranked for options.                        began on 7 July and submissions closed on 8 September
                                                                                                                                        The four options as ranked by Morrison Low are:

                                                                                                                                        1. Amalgamation, under which the two councils would combine into a single council covering the city and district;
                                                                                                                                        2. Boundary change option 2 which would see an area of Manawatu District land to the north and west of Palmerston North
                                                                                                                                        transferred to the city;
                                                                                                                                        3. Boundary change option 1 which would see a smaller area of Manawatu District land to the north west of Palmerston
                                                                                                                                        North transferred to the city;
                                                                                                                                        4. Cross-boundary servicing, under which Palmerston North City Council would provide various services to developments
                                                                                                                                        on both sides of the boundary between the two authorities.

Longburn        Study                  Palmerston North-Manawatu Strategic      Manawatu District Council                               The Phase 1 and Phase 2 Reports on the Strategic Transportation Study were presented to the Joint Strategic Planning             ?            The Councils will implement the recommendations over the                                                                    EMS are reviewing this for us.                          Murray van
                                       Transport Study                                                                                  Committee on July 15 2010. The two documents are available online.                                                                            next 30 years.                                                                                                                                                                      der Maas
Reporoa         Regional Plan          Variation 6                              Environment Waikato            Bruce McCallous          37 appeals received. Variation concerned with water allocation.                                                                  Y            Environment Court hearing has taken place. Awaiting                      40602 Water allocation                             18/7/11 Sean notes: Have reviewed where                 Sean
Lichfield                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             decision. The Environment Court has indicated that a decision                                                               this is up to - just need to drag together              Newland
Te Awamutu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be released by the end of 2011.                                                                                        and share. Also, "planning caucusing on
Tirau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NPS compliance just completed"
Te Rapa
National        National Environmental National Environmental Standard for Air Environment Waikato             Peter Singleton          Trying to meet the national 2013 targets. Council have yet to implement any strategy as to how this will happen. Council         ?            Still waiting to see what happened as a result of national                                                                                                                          Adrian Pyne
                Standard               Quality                                                                                          has implemented the strategy, as of 1 June 2011.                                                                                              review by Nick Smith (Minister for the Environment). Revised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      National Environmental Standard for Air Quality: Evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      under s32 RMA was released April 2011. Council has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      implemented the strategy, as of 1 June 2011.
Te Rapa         Water Agreement        Water Agreement                          Hamilton City Council                                   Te Rapa: Existing informal agreement to take water from river when river is dirty. The water take is above the Council's         Y                                                                                                                                    Renegotiate new water agreement with                        Sarah Pond     Adrian Pyne
                                                                                                                                        limit. Want to negotiate a new agreement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hamilton city council. HCC have indicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that they wish to start this after the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              remaining water consents are settled with
Reporoa         District Plan          District Plan Review                     Rotorua District Council       Liam Dagg                The Rotorua District Council is currently reviewing its District Plan.                                                           Y            The draft District Plan was notified on 20 November 2010.                40690 EMS have had discussions with Portia Graeme Mathieson has been working with                          Murray van     Sean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     McKenzie (Rotorua District Council)      RDC re noise, and can prepare a                             der Maas       Newland
                                                                                                                                        The draft District Plan was notified on 20 November 2010.                                                                                     Feedback on the draft District Plan closed on 31 July 2011.                    regarding Application for Existing Use submission for the whole plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Certificate for noise for Reporoa
                                                                                                                                        In April 2011 the Rotorua District Council released a draft of the plan and sought informal feedback up until 31 July 2011.                   Council expects to notify the proposed District Plan June                      Dairy Factory, review and distribution EMS are assisting with this.
                                                                                                                                        This feedback is now being collated, and will be presented to elected members who will consider any changes to the                            2012.                                                                          of further information request, briefing
                                                                                                                                        document. It is anticipated that the Council will be seeking formal submissions around mid 2012. There will be an                                                                                                            of Curt Robinson, client liaison,
                                                                                                                                        opportunity for the community to have further input before the draft enters this formal phase.                                                                                                                               project management. Have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     seeking new noise rule, plus some
                                                                                                                                        The new District Plan has the potential to impact on Fonterra's existing site at Reporoa, as well as Fonterra's other existing                                                                                               tidy up of zoning around the site.
                                                                                                                                        and future operations in the district.
Hautapu                                Hautapu site - structure plan change     Waipa District Council         Anna McLeam              Council have drafted a structure plan of how Council want to see Hautapu developed (opposite the Fonterra site at                Y                                                                                11/30/2010                                              EMS have reviewed the plan change and                   Grant van
Te Awamutu                                                                                                                              Bardowie Farms). The Council want to significantly extend the area of industrial zoned land. This land has been                                                                                                                                                           provided advice. Submission being put                   Driel
                                       Plan Change 46                                                                                   "earmarked" for future industrial use. A possible future plan change will come out of this at some stage.                                                                                                                                                                 together by them.

                                                                                                                                        Process on hold due to the need for large land owners to come with offer to subsidise costs with reticulating area etc.

                                                                                                                                        A report titled "Hautapu Industrial Update" was released on 28 June 2010, aiming to provide Council with sufficient
                                                                                                                                        information to make a decision on their preferred location for future industrial growth at Hautapu.

                                                                                                                                        The recommendations were:
                                                                                                                                        • Rezone the area of land between Hannon Road in the west, SH1B to the east, Hautapu Cemetery to the north and the
                                                                                                                                        proposed Cambridge Bypass to the south as industrial, with this area intended to not be serviced by a reticulated water
                                                                                                                                        and wastewater network
                                                                                                                                        • Rezone the area identified as Hautapu (Hannon Road) except for the area to be rezoned as Industrial, as a Deferred
                                                                                                                                        Industrial Zone
                                                                                                                                        • Retain the area occupied by Fonterra as Rural.

Hautapu         District Plan          District Plan review                     Waipa District Council         Demelza Murphy           The Waipa District Council has released a draft version of the Proposed District Plan and is seeking informal Y                               Review of the draft District Plan. Submission to be prepared.                    Fonterra has met with Waipa District Continue liaison with Council using EMS.            Y         Adrian Pyne
Te Awamutu                                                                                                                              feedback. Feedback will then be collated and Councillors will consider any changes to the Plan. It is anticipated that                        Council is planning to notify in September 2011, though this                     Council to have input into District Plan
                                                                                                                                        Council will be seeking formal submissions from April 2011.                                                                                   could be delayed.                                                                review process. Will ensure this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       includes also addressing noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       issues at both sites by means of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       more appropriate noise rule.

Canpac          District Plan          District Plan Review                     Hamilton City Council                                   Initial stages: Stage 2 - Development of Issues and Options Papers.                                                              Y            The first stage of the District Plan Review has been                                                                                                                      Y         Adrian Pyne
                                                                                                                                        The District Plan review process aims to better align the document with the principles of CityScope and the shared                            The period for public comments closed on 29 October 2010.
                                                                                                                                        outcomes of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy.                                                                                        1 February 2011 options confirmed following public feedback.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In early 2012, the Proposed District Plan will be publicly
                                                                                                                                        1 September 2010 saw the release of public documents for stage two of Hamilton's District Plan Review. The documents                          notified.
                                                                                                                                        form the next steps in Council's 2 year review of the District Plan and outline a range of options which Council has
                                                                                                                                        developed. Copies of the summary document, "Snapshot", and the full report and discussion document, "Big Picture", are
                                                                                                                                        available on the Council's website.
Edgecumbe       District Plan          District Plan Review                     Whakatane District Council                              The Whakatane District Plan finally became operative on 15 October 2010.                                                     Y                Decisions on submissions to be released June 2012.                                                                          EMS have reviewed Issues and Options                    Murray van
                                                                                                                                        However a full review of the plan is now underway. Draft District Plan avaliable for public feedback from 15 July 2011 to 16                                                                                                                                              Papers and provide a letter for Jolene to               der Maas
                                                                                                                                        September 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           send in. Now waiting for Plan to be drafted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and notified in August 2011. Will also be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  addressing noise issues - EMS are in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  process of drafting an Existing Use Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate, and then via seek a change to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  noise rules for the site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17/3/11 - Update - Draft in May then formal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Proposed document around September

Manukau         Regional Policy        Auckland Regional Policy Statement       Auckland Council                                        The former Auckland Regional Council has drafted a proposed ARPS. This specifically deals with industrial land and               ?            Draft ARPS will not be notified (due to Auckland                                                                                                                                    Nic Bishop
Mt Wellington   Statement                                                                                                               industrial use zones. The Council has decided not to notify the report. However, it will go to the Auckland Council for                       reorganisation).
Takanini                                                                                                                                consideration after 1 November 2010.
Paerata                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The final draft of the reviewed ARPS has been referred to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Auckland Council for its consideration.
Kauri           Regional Plan          Possible plan change re earthworks       Northland Regional Council     Rob Lieffering           Council is considering a possible plan change (which won't occur until Council have released the draft RPS) to review the        ?            Postponed                                                                                                                                                                           Sean           Charlotte
Maungaturoto                                                                                                   Ben Leigh                permitted activities to do with earthworks standards. A s32 analysis has been done but this will be a political decision as to                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newland        Rutherford
                                                                                                                                        whether this will go ahead. (Rob thinks this is unlikely.)
Maungaturoto    District Plan          Proposed District Plan                   Kaipara District Council                                Council notified new Proposed District Plan late last year. The proposed plan includes re-zoning of certain rural land.          Y            Hearing occurred on June - 4 August 2010.                                        Fonterra have comprehensively           Waiting for Council decisions.                   Y         Adrian Pyne
                                                                                                                                        Submissions have now closed.                                                                                                                                                                                                   submitted on this plan. Also looking to
                                                                                                                                        Nineteen days of hearings of submissions finished in August 2010. The Hearing Panel have also finished deliberating.                          Decision Reports now being drafted - due to be notified in                       address noise issue at site
                                                                                                                                        Decision Reports are currently being drafted. Council expects to notify the Decision version of the District Plan in October                  October 2011.
                                                                                                                                        2011. The decisions version of the reviewed plan will be considered for adoption at the Council's next meeting on 28
                                                                                                                                        September 2011.
Kauri           District Plan          Plan Change 110                          Whangarei District Council                              Council is currently drafting a background paper in relation to a Proposed Plan Change (PC110) to update and change the          Y                                                                                                                                                                                                Adrian Pyne
                                                                                                                                        District Plan referencing of Noise Standards. Expected to be notified 2011.
Te Rapa         District Plan          Review of Waikato District Plan          Waikato District Council                                This District Plan renewal was first notified in September 2004. Has been through appeals process and final points are           Y            Correspondence and liaison with Waikato DC and other                                                                                                                      Y         Adrian Pyne
                                                                                                                                        being worked through. The reviewed Plan will become partly operative in a couple of months.                                                   parties. Meeting with other Planners Te Rapa North / Horotiu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      zoning. Meeting at Tonkins Wake regarding remaining points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of appeal. Ben Coleman is working through Rule 24C which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      relates to the Te Rapa North Industrial Park which inlcudes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Te Rapa farm. The site moved into Hamilton City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      boundaries on the 1st July 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Various points of appeal have been resolved by way of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Consent Order of the Environment Court. Remaining points of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      appeal are the subject of mediation at present.

Longburn        District Plan          Longburn Private Plan change             Manawatu District Council                                                                                                                                                                Y            Tracking progress on various council processes and studies                                                                  EMS assisting - the Pre notification                    Murray van     Grant van
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and identifying opportunities for Fonterra input regarding                                                                  feedback phase is completed.                            der Maas       Driel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Longburn site.
Glencoal        Land Use Consent       Subdivision on Adjoining Land            Waikato District Council                                Submission has been lodged by Fonterra                                                                                           Y            Are in the submission period.                                                    Will cause reverse sensitivity issue                                                               Lindsay        Stephanie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for the mine if new neighbours are                                                                 James          Halliwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       allowed to buy lifestyle properties in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       close proximity.
Glencoal                               Planning Provision for Goldshaw          Waikato District Council                                Review of Franklin and Waikato District Plans, discussion with Council planning staff, letter to client and draft letter to      ?                                                                                                                                                                                                Lindsay
                                       Property in Amalgamation of Franklin                                                             Waikato District Council.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         James
                                       with Waikato District
Kauri           Growth &               Rural Development Strategy               Whangarei District Council     Helen Duncan             Have an initial meeting planned for 23/11 to have WDC out to site.                                                               Y            To discuss the strategy prior to notification                                    not yet known                              Meet with WDC. EMS to assist.                 Y         Adrian Pyne    Sean
                Development Strategy                                                                           Nick Williamson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Newland
All             General Interest     Land and Water Forum                       Land and Water Forum                                    John Hutchings has been engaged in this Forum. Need some summary here as to Fonterra's position                                  ?                                                                                             Need a summary here                        keep an eye on for developments                         Sean
Te Awamutu     Resource Consent       Water take for Te Awamutu domestic       Waipa District Council          Bob Shaw               WDC has lodged consents in October 2010 for this. It is unlikely that they will get the same volume with new consents.             Y                                                                                       Fonterra uses up to 1/2 of Council's   Marc Carney to review and discuss with      ?          Adrian Pyne   Marc Carney
                                      and industrial supply                                                                           Also in the background is EW Regional Plan Variation 6. Site Manager provided letter in support for the consent                                                                                                            supply - need to work in partnership   Adrian. Submission to go in support.
                                                                                                                                      application.                                                                                                                                                                                                               with Council from herein. WDC not      Fonterra to form joint working party with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enamoured with Fonterra's              WDC on water supply and consents in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 submission on EW Variation - need to   early 2011. 13/7/11 have met with Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tease this out.                        and will be working together on a solution.

Te Awamutu     Traffic Strategy       Waipa Integrated Transport Strategy      Waipa District Council                                 This strategy sets the 30-year direction for Waipa's transport system. It includes key focus areas such as road safety,            ?   Final Strategy released December 2010.                               None yet       tanker routes, product freight                                                                Adrian Pyne   Gavin
                                                                                                                                      freight transport, influencing travel choices, passenger transport, walking and cycling, network management and land use                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lysaght
Edendale       Regional Plan          Discharge Plan - Phase 1                 Environment Southland           Fiona Young            The Discharge Plan is a project to review the regional plans dealing with discharges to land and combine them with the             Y   Public consultation documents on Phase 1 topics were                 A hearing was Fonterra are interested in stage 2 and Sean working with Fiona reviewing                       Sean          Ian
                                                                                                               Michael Bennett        Water Plan to create a single document. This project has been split into separate phases as outlined below.                            circulated for comment over the period from February to June         held on 14     3 of the discharge plan review due to submissions. Some issues with the DOC                   Newland       Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                      Phase 1 - This phase is looking at agricultural effluents/sludges and the cumulative effects of intensive land use. A                  2010. PPC1 (Farm Dairy Effluent) and PPC2 (Silage) notified          June 2011.     the WAS/DAF wastewater discharges submission. Ian has been working with
                                                                                                                                      significant amount of scientific work has been undertaken over the last 12 months to inform the policy development                     on 17 July 2010. Submissions closed on 13 August                     Deliberations                                        them as well.
                                                                                                                                      process. In addition, a farmer reference group, scientists and other stakeholders have been contributing to the                        2010.PPC1 (Farm Dairy Effluent) and PPC2 (Silage) notified           were held
                                                                                                                                      development of draft discussion papers on a range of topics. Proposed Plan Change 1 (farm dairy effluent) to the                       on 17 July 2010. Submissions closed on 13 August 2010. A             following the
                                                                                                                                      Regional Water Plan - will update the existing regional plan provisions for the discharge of farm dairy effluent to land, as           summary of submissions was prepared. Further submissions             hearing and
                                                                                                                                      these provisions are over 10 years old. Proposed Plan Change 2 (silage) to the Regional Water Plan - will update the                   were due 19 November 2010. A hearing was held on 14 June             some are still
                                                                                                                                      existing regional plan provisions for the discharge silage leachate to land, as these provisions are over 10 years old.                2011. Deliberations were held following the hearing and some         ongoing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are still ongoing.

Edendale       Regional Plan          Discharge Plan - Phase 2                 Environment Southland           Aaron Leith            Phase 2 - This phase focuses on onsite wastewater systems (septic tanks), wastewater schemes (including municipal and              Y   Public consultation commenced 2011. Currently consulting on                                                                Ian to write to Environment Southland to               Ian
                                                                                                               Fleur Rodway           community schemes, industry/trade discharges, sludges and biosolids and road oiling. Discussion papers on community                    other two topics - community sewage schemes and road                                                                       update contact details. Provided feedback              Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                      wastewater schemes and road oiling are currently undergoing public consultation, and formal approval of plan changes for               oiling. A hearing for Phase 2 has been deferred until 2012.                                                                already
                                                                                                                                      those topics will be sought from Council at a meeting in early 2011. Discussion papers for topics relating to foul water
                                                                                                                                      systems (including septic tanks), industry/trade premises and sludges/biosolids were released for public consultation in
Edendale       Regional Plan          Discharge Plan - Phase 3                 Environment Southland           Bonnie Rowell          Phase 3 - This phase focuses on solid waste, hazardous waste, contaminated land and waste minimisation.                            Y   Public submissions on these plan changes closed 25 March                                                                                                                          Ian
                                                                                                                                      Following feedback from consultation rounds, the issues and option papers were converted to proposed Plan Changes to                   2011.                                                                                                                                                                             Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                      the Regional Water Plan for Southland.                                                                                                 Further submissions closed 3 June 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A hearing for Phase 3 has been deferred until 2012.
                                                                                                                                      Plan Changes 4 (Refuse Disposal Facilities), 5 (Cleanfill), 6 (Organic Waste), 7 (Farm Landfills) and 8 (Carcasses and
                                                                                                                                      Offal) were all publicly notified in September and October 2010. A summary of submissions on those plan changes was
                                                                                                                                      publicly notified in November 2010 and January 2011.

                                                                                                                                      Southland Regional Council publicly notified Proposed Plan Change 9 (Hazardous Waste) and Proposed Plan Change 10
                                                                                                                                      (Contaminated Land) to the Regional Water Plan for Southland on 26 February 2011.
Longburn       Regional Plan          One Plan                                 Horizons Regional Council       Barry Gililand         Horizons has released a new regional plan to guide the management of natural resources in the region. The One Plan                 Y   Document was released in late 2010, the appeal period has                                                                  Discussions going in with appellants.                  Sean          Murray van
                                                                                                                                      weaves together the six separate plans and Regional Policy Statement that currently was in place into one document. This               closed and hearing dates are being set. Global Memorandum                                                                  18/7/11 - Sean notes: mediations on                    Newland       der Maas
                                                                                                                                      covers water quality/allocation, air, coastal, biodiversity & heritage, Maori issues etc.                                              No. 3 for MWRC in respect of all appeals on the proposed                                                                   versatile soils (successful) and discharges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One Plan came out 8 April 2011 - available on website.                                                                     and water allocation (both still to finalise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        undertaken. Looking positive for at least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        maintaining hearings decision version –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will need to liaise with Murray and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Campbell re direction DoC is taking on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        water takes re Paihiatua.

Takanini       District Bylaw         Watercare trade waste bylaw              Auckland Council                                       Started consultation with industrial customers                                                                                     ?                                                                                                                              Are providing initial feedback                         Nic Bishop
Stirling       District Plan          10 year review of District Plan          Clutha District Council         Murray Brass           Currently going through the District Plan 10 year review. There is potential for a light industrial / commercial zone to be        Y   Council is currently working with stakeholders for various           Submissions                                           Provided initial feedback                       Y      Ian
                                                                                                                                      introduced in Milton. In Stirling there will probably be rezoning of land around the Fonterra site to make it an industrial zone       sections.                                                            closed 9 May                                                                                                 Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                      due to the expansion of the factory. Council will limit the rezoning to only the land that Fonterra owns. As part of the review,                                                                            2011
                                                                                                                                      Council will have a general look at industrial zoning district wide. Informal public consultation completed. Council is now            Draft Plan has been notified. Submissions closed 9 May
                                                                                                                                      working on various sections of the plan. The Draft plan was released on 11 April, submissions close 9 May 2011 at 5pm.                 2011. The Plan is still under review.
                                                                                                                                      Special meetings to hear verbal submissions have been set for 19 May and 26 May. Submissions are under review and
                                                                                                                                      the plan is not yet operative.
Lichfield      District Plan          District Plan Review                     South Waikato District Council Silvia Sheppard         Public submissions closed 12 November 2010. Draft district plan currently being produced for review, was due in                    Y   Not yet notified                                                                                                           Provided initial feedback. Craig McGarr         Y      Adrian Pyne
Tirau                                                                                                                                 February 2011 but not yet released.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from Bentley and Co is helping with this.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plan has now been notified and we will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        submit on it.
Kauri          Regional Policy        Regional Policy Statement                Northland Regional Council      Elizabeth McKnight     Seventy eight organisations (including Fonterra) and individuals provided feedback on the Northland Regional Policy                Y   Submissions closed 28 February 2011.                                                Land use - fertiliser use, stock in    Submitted with assistance from EMS and          Y      Adrian Pyne
Maungaturoto   Statement                                                                                                              Statement Working Draft.                                                                                                               A summary of submissions is currently being prepared. The                           waterways, riparian planting, water    Russell McVeagh
                                                                                                                                      Fonterra lodged a submission. The submissions received are available online. Once the summary of submissions is                        date of further submissions is unknown at this stage.                               quality generally, water harvesting
                                                                                                                                      published, the process for further submissions will be outlined. Draft RPS expected to be released in October 2011.

Kauri          Growth &             Sustainable Futures 30/50 Project          Whangarei District Council      David Coleman          To manage the projected growth sustainably, the Whangarei District Council has committed to formulating a long term sub- ?                                                                                                                                                                                               Adrian Pyne
               Development Strategy                                                                                                   regional growth strategy. This project, entitled Sustainable Futures 30/50, will identify economic drivers of development,
                                                                                                                                      assess future growth potential, determine existing and potential land use patterns, and assess and plan for infrastructural
                                                                                                                                      requirements for the district over a 30-50 year time frame.                                                                            Draft strategy was adopted September 2010. Strategy
                                                                                                                                      Council is undertaking community meetings to discuss vision for next 50 years.                                                         available online. Council is now working on an Implementation
                                                                                                                                      This feedback was incorporated into the draft Growth Strategy released to the community for public submissions in                      Plan which is expected to be released in July 2011.
                                                                                                                                      June/July 2010. The Strategy was adopted in in September 2010. Council currently drafting an Implementation Plan.

Stirling       Regional Plan          Water Quality                            Otago Regional Council                                 Review Water Plan (8 years operative)                                                                                              Y   Draft Plan Change likely to be released at a Forum in                                                                      Ian to follow up                                       Ian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cromwell in June 2011. Then a consultation draft will be                                                                                                                          Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             circulated August/September 2011. Plan Change likely to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             notified 2012.
Kauri          Plan Change            Plan Change 93                           Whangarei District Council                             Plan Change 93 seeks to introduce an environment (zone) to the Operative District Plan. It will include a New Urban         Y          Re-notified. Submissions closed 15 March 2011. Further               Appeals to                                                                                                   Adrian Pyne   Sean
                                                                                                                                      Transition Section with objectives, policies and rules for the environment, land use and subdivision provisions and updated            submissions closed 5 April 2011. Hearing on 4 and 5 May              the                                                                                                                        Newland
                                                                                                                                      District Plan maps denoting the Urban Transition Environment. A hearing was held in combination with Plan Change 103 on                2011. Fonterra submitted requesting the introduction of a            Environment
                                                                                                                                      4 and 5 May.                                                                                                                           'buffer zone' between the Kauri farm and the proposed Urban          Court close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Transition Environment. Decision was released 10 August              30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2011. Foneterra's submission was accepted and a "buffer              September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             zone" was introduced between the kauri factory and the zone.         2011

National                              Agricultural Working Group               Agricultural Working Group                             Fonterra has been invited                                                                                                          ?                                                                                                                              Sean to check with John                                Sean          Philippa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Newland       Barriball
National       National Policy        Biodiversity National Policy Statement   Ministry for the Environment                           The Ministry for the Environment has released a proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity (proposed Y              Submissions closed 2 May 2011.                                                                                             Doing an assessment on this at the                     Sean          Karen Leov
               Statement                                                                                                              NPS) for public comment. The proposed NPS would establish policies and decision-making frameworks for the                                                                                                                                                         moment                                                 Newland
                                                                                                                                      identification and management of indigenous biodiversity.

Waitoa         District Plan          Matamata Piako Private Plan Change       Matamata-Piako District         Ally van Kjuk (on      Fonterra will be pursuing a private plan change for the Waitoa site to help address the issue of noise.                            Y   TBA                                                                         40542 MPDC have offered to 'sponsor' the      Develop initial proposal for MPDC to look        y      Adrian Pyne   Paul Baylis
                                                                               Council                         maternity leave)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                plan as a council initiated plan change at.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               provided Fonterra supplies the
Palmerston     Amendment to            Proposed Amendments to Fees and         Palmerston North City Council                          Notice of special consultation to receive public feedback on the proposed updates to fees and charges for Regulatory               ?   Submissions closed 11 April 2011.                                                                                         Murray to have a quick look at it.                      Murray van
North          regulatory and planning Charges for Regulatory Planning,                                                               Planning, Miscellaneous Services and Trade Waste. The proposed fees and charges represent changes as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                            der Maas
               charges                 Miscellaneous Services and Trade
                                       Waste Charges                                                                                  - Regulatory Planning: an increase on average by 3%.
                                                                                                                                      - Miscellaneous: an increase on average by 3%
                                                                                                                                      - Trade Waste Charges: an increase of 11% in the volume charge and reductions of 40% in the suspended solids
                                                                                                                                      charge and 18% in the organic loading charge. In addition the introduction of a new phosphorous removal charge.

Waitoa         District Plan Review   Rural subdivision rule review            Matamata-Piako District                                The Council is undergoing a District Plan review on a piecemeal approach and the rules for rural subdivision are the first         Y   Feedback on proposed rural subdivision rule changes closed                                                                 To review                                              Adrian Pyne   Sean
Morrinsville                                                                   Council                                                item for review. The Council has engaged the community and key stakeholders, and set down proposed changes                             26 July 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                   Newland
                                                                                                                                      regarding rural subdivision.
Franklin       District Plan          Sustainable Futures 30/50 Project        Auckland Council                                       Proposed Plan Change 30 and Plan Change 14 are a comprehensive replacement of the existing sections relating to rural              ?   Variation 6 to PC 14 and variation 2 to PC 24 affect the zoning                                                            To review. Grant to have a look for mines              Sean
                                                                                                                                      areas in the Operative District Plan. The management of growth and its impact on the rural and coastal environments in                 of land for various purposes including: rural, recreational, rural                                                         and see which district they are in.                    Newland
                                                                                                                                      Franklin is to be governed by the Rural Plan Change. Summary of Decisions Requested by persons making submissions                      residential zone etc. Plan Change 14 was declared operative
                                                                                                                                      on Proposed Plan Change 30 was publically notified 15 March 2011 and is now operative.                                                 21 June 2011.

Environment    Regional Policy        Review Regional Policy Statement         Environment Southland           Walt Denley, Aaron A review of the Regional Policy Statement is currently underway. Issues, objectives and policies for 22 topics were drafted y              Notification is expected late 2011/ early 2012.                                                                            Ian to review in time for next call                    Ian
Southland      Statement                                                                                       Leith              and approved by the Regional Council, District Council and Iwi at policy workshops which took place in 2010. The Regional                                                                                                                                                                                                    Goldschmidt
                                                                                                                                  Council is currently in the drafting stage, which involves the formulation of methods, a section 32 report and consultation.

Hawkes Bay     Transport Strategy     Discussion document                      Hawkes Bay Regional Council                            The current Regional Land Transport Strategy needs to be reviewed and updated by 2012 and this discussion document                 ?   Informal consultation on the Discussion document closes 25                                                                                                                        Gavin         Barry
                                                                                                                                      is the first step in this process. All the councils and transport agencies involved in the Regional Transport Committee are            March 2011. The Draft strategy will be notified later in 2011.                                                                                                                    Lysaght       McColl?
                                                                                                                                      involved in planning the strategy which sets priorities for government transport funding.
Edgecumbe      Regional Policy        Draft Regional Policy Statement          Environment Bay of Plenty       David Phizacklea       The Draft Environment Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement was released on 9 November 2010 and submissions                      Y   Hearings are scheduled to begin on 15 September 2011 and                                                                   Fonterra submitted on this RPS. Have also Y            Murray van    Sean
               Statement                                                                                                              closed on 8 February 2011. Further submissions were publicly notified on 19 April 2011 and closed on 19 May 2011.                      finish by 14 October 2011.                                                                                                 submitted on the summary of                            der Maas      Newland
                                                                                                                                      Staff are currently preparing a report containing recommendations on all submission points made to the Proposed RPS.                   Deliberations are scheduled to begin on 5 December 2011
                                                                                                                                      The hearings are scheduled to begin on 15 September 2011 and finish by 14 October 2011. Hearings will be held in                       and are likely to continue into 2012.
                                                                                                                                      Tauranga, Rotorua and Maketū (Whakaue Marae). Deliberations are scheduled to begin on 5 December 2011 and are
                                                                                                                                      likely to continue into 2012.

                                                                                                                                      The proposed RPS is a more directive policy document than the current operative RPS, especially in relation to regional
                                                                                                                                      and district plans and the consideration of resource consents.

Hautapu        Notice of Requirement Notice of Requirement for Cambridge       NZTA                                                   Fonterra has been served with a notice of requirement for NZTA to acquire the land on the Bardowie farm for the                    Y                                                                                                                              Ben has submitted on the NOR. Will talk to Y           Ben           Karen Leov
                                     Bypass                                                                                           Cambridge Bypass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Karen re loss of irrigation ($$) and                   Coleman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        'injurious loss'. 13/7/11 Grant van Driel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adrian Pyne, Mark Chrisp and others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        involved in this. 18/8/11 Fonterra attended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hearing. Have asked for 3 conditions in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        resource consents to ensure the industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        zone at Bardowie can progress and that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NZTA will not 'oppose' it.

National       National Bill          Biosecurity Law Reform Bill              New Zealand Government                                 As Fonterra will be aware, the Primary Production Committee has heard submissions on the Biosecurity Law Reform Bill,              Y                                                                               40674                                                                                                 Lindsay       Sean
                                                                                                                                      which attempts to modernise New Zealand’s biosecurity systems. As part of the wider reform, Biosecurity New Zealand                                                                                                                                                                                                      Burton        Newland
                                                                                                                                      has proposed a range of new import health standards including an Import Health Standard for Biological Products
                                                                                                                                      (including samples) ("Standard"). Three documents in relation to biological products have been released for public
                                                                                                                                      consultation including the Standard itself, a Draft Guidance Document and a Risk Management Proposal.

                                                                                                                                      The Standard specifies the requirements that must be met to effectively manage the risks associated with the importation
                                                                                                                                      of non-viable biological products (including animal product samples) into New Zealand. The desired outcome of the
                                                                                                                                      Standard is that the biosecurity risks associated with biological products are effectively managed to eliminate any adverse
                                                                                                                                      effects they may have on New Zealand’s natural and physical resources, the economy or human health and safety. The
                                                                                                                                      way the Standard operates is that products imported under it must meet the general requirements contained in Part B of
                                                                                                                                      the Standard and any specific requirements included in Part C that are applicable.

                                                                                                                                      Most relevant to Fonterra are the import criteria for milk and milk products set out in paragraphs 20-23 of Part C of the
                                                                                                                                      Health Standard. If milk product imports meet the criteria in Part C a permit to import such products is not required under
                                                                                                                                      paragraph 13 of the Standard.

                                                                                                                                      Fonterra should review these documents, particularly the Standard, to ensure that the proposed criteria, procedural
                                                                                                                                      requirements and definitions are practicable and workable for Fonterra. The Bill was reported back from Select Committee
                                                                                                                                      30 June 2011. The amendments were in relation to pest management, border risk management and Government industry

Te Roto        Kapiti Coast Plan      Kapiti Coast District Plan review        Greater Wellington Regional     0800 486 486           The Council is currently undertaking a review of its District Plan. Informal consultation on a series of Discussion                Y   The draft plan is expected to be released in topics starting                                                               To review. 18/7/11 Nic notes: Haven't                  Nic Bishop    Sean
                                                                               Council                                                Documents on sustainability topics closed November 2010. From March to August 2011 there are a series of workshops                     early 2012, with formal notification in October 2012.                                                                      reviewed the KDC Plan yet due to lack of                             Newland
                                                                                                                                      with Elected Members which present the ideas coming through from the submissions as well as new ideas and research                                                                                                                                                resource.
                                                                                                                                      from Council officers since the Discussion Documents were released. The contact is the Sustainable Development
                                                                                                                                      Manager. The draft plan is expected to be released in topics starting early 2012, with formal notification in October 2012.

Stirling       Proposed Plan          Proposed Plan Change 4A                  Otago Regional Council          Sarah Valk             The purpose of Proposed Plan Change 4A (Groundwater and North Otago Volcanic Aquifer) is to build on the groundwater Y                 Hearing in June 2011. Decision not yet released.                                                                           Sean to attend Hearing for Fonterra?? Ian              Sean          Todd Muller
               Change                                                                                                                 management system of taking water within a maximum allocation volume, with focus on the North Otago Volcanic Aquifer.                                                                                                                                             and Todd met with ORC a few of weeks                   Newland
                                                                                                                                      Submissions closed 26 November 2010. A hearing took place in Dunedin in June.                                                                                                                                                                                     ago - want to work with us rather than fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        us - want to make everything permitted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        activity rather than consented. Todd will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        catching up again soon.

Hautapu        District Plan          District Plan review                     Waipa District Council          Anna McLeam            The Council is not seeking feedback yet but anticipate that the proposed District Plan is to be approved for public                Y   Public notification in September 2011.                                                                                     Are in discussions with Council prior to               Adrian Pyne
Te Awamutu                                                                                                                            notification in September 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   notification
Clandeboye     Annual Plan            Draft Annual Plan                        Environment Canterbury                                 Submissions closed on 15 April 2011. Public hearings were held 9 - 11 May 2011.                                                    Y                                                                                                                              A high level submission was put in by                  Todd Muller   Ian
Plains                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Todd. Touched on Hurunui etc. Todd                                   Goldschmidt
Culverden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               spoke to the paper at the Hearing.
Edendale       Annual Plan            Draft Annual Plan                        Southland District Council      Luke McSorriley        The Coucil has released a draft annual plan. Proposals in the plan are: A water restoration programme to set and enforce           Y   Submissions closed 16 May 2011 at 5pm.                               Submissions                                           Dairy NZ are putting one in. Todd is to put            Todd Muller   Sean
                                                                                                                                      standards to safeguard and restore water quality in the Waituna lagoon; increased funding for possum control; a flood                                                                                       closed 16                                             in a note to focussed exclusively on                                 Newland
                                                                                                                                      protection scheme to promote catchment management with stopbanks in the Aparima and Mataura ctachments; Air quality                                                                                         May 2011.                                             Waituna Lagoon.
                                                                                                                                      monitoring; and an increase in enforcing compliance with resource consent conditions. Submissions on the draft plan
                                                                                                                                      close 16 May 2011.
Te Rapa        District Plan          Variation 16                             Waikato District Council                               Submission prepared on behalf of Fonterra on Variation 16 to the Proposed Waikato District Plan (District Wide Growth              Y   Further submissions closed 30 June 2011.                                                                                   Submission lodged.                              Y      Adrian Pyne   Sean
                                                                                                                                      and Rural and Coastal Subdivision). The summary of submissions has been released, and further submissions closed on                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newland
                                                                                                                                      Friday 20 May.

                                                                                                                                      As the next stage, Fonterra should review the summary of submissions and prepare a further submission if required.
                                                                                                                                      Fonterra has lodged a further submission. Further submissions closed 30 June 2011. "Planning Report on Submissions
                                                                                                                                      and Further Submissions" was released in August 2011.

Edendale       Proposed Plan          Fractured Rock and Confined Aquifer      Environment Southland           Carmen Russell         Environment Southland is currently reviewing its rules around the management of fractured rock and confined aquifers to            ?   Feedback was due by 27 May 2011 and public notification of Feedback                                                                                                               Sean
               Change to Regional     Proposed Plan Change                                                                            provide for a more effective mechanism for managing these groundwater resources.                                                       the proposed plan change occurred in August 2011. A public closed 27                                                                                                              Newland
               Water Plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    notice was given on 2 September that the Regional Water         May 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plan for Southland is amended to insert two new policies for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             resource consent decision-making as directed by the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011. The new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             policies will apply to resource consent decision-making for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             activities relating to the use of, and effects on, freshwater.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The new policies are set out in Policy A4 and Policy B7 of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             National Policy Statement. The amendments are required to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be made without using the public submission process under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Act
ERMA           Code of Practice       The control and safe use of fumigants    Environmental Risk              04 916 2426            Code of Practice for the control and safe use of fumigants (including methyl bromide). The HSNO Act allows for Codes of ?              Submissions closed 26 May 2011.                                                                                            Nic to send a note to Chris Brown               Done   Nic Bishop
                                      (including methyl bromide)               Management Authority                                   Practice to be approved by The Environmental Risk
                                                                                                                                      Management Authority (ERMA). This code (Parts One and Two) about fumigation
                                                                                                                                      practices provides guidance on acceptable practice in the safe use of fumigants used in
                                                                                                                                      New Zealand. If the advice provided in this code is followed, employers and others will
                                                                                                                                      be taking practical steps to comply with the laws that are applicable.

Waste          Health and Safety      Waste Management Guidelines              Waste Management Institute                             Draft Health and Safety Guidelines for the Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Sector have been released by the Waste                  Y   Submissions closed 16 May 2011.                                                                                            Email sent to Srping, he has confirmed                 Spring
Management     Guidelines                                                                                                             Management Institite for comment. These guidelines aim to promote, develop and adopt good practice guidelines for the                                                                                                                                             that we will submit on this.                           Humphreys
Auckland        Long Term Plan        Auckland Spatial Plan                   Auckland Council                                         The Auckland Plan (Spatial Plan) will be a bold 30 year vision and strategy for Auckland underpinned by the Mayor's wish               Y     Comments are encouraged, these can be made online or by                A key priority for Phillippa!               Phillippa is working on this with Bentley         Phillippa      Nic Bishop
                                                                                                                                       of making it the world's most liveable city. The Auckland Council plan to adopt it by the end of 2011 as a Long Term Plan                    contacting the Auckland Council.                                                                                   and Co, and Nic. Our submission to the            Barriball
                                                                                                                                       2012 - 2022. Scope of the Spatial Plan: - social, economic, environmental and cultural objectives for Auckland and its                                                                                                                                          Auckland Spatial Plan caught some media
                                                                                                                                       communities - the role of Auckland in New Zealand - the existing and future land use pattern (residential, business, rural                                                                                                                                      attention via the Farmers Weekly, who
                                                                                                                                       production and industrial) - the exisiting and future location of critical infrastructure such as transport, water supply,                                                                                                                                      picked up on our collaborative efforts with
                                                                                                                                       wastewater & stormwater, other network utilities, open space, cultural & social infrastructure - nationally and regionally                                                                                                                                      the Rural Industry Group and Rural
                                                                                                                                       significant areas - ecological areas that should be protected from development. - recreation of open space area -                                                                                                                                               Advisory Panel. The Fonterra specific
                                                                                                                                       environmental constraints and development (such as unstable land) - landscape, areas of historic heritage and natural                                                                                                                                           submission only covered some strategic
                                                                                                                                       features - how Auckland might develop, including the sequencing of growth and provisions of infrastructure - the policies,                                                                                                                                      site information and topics not agreed
                                                                                                                                       priorities, programmes and land allocations required to implement a strategic direction and how resources will be provided                                                                                                                                      upon by the consortia, but was very high
                                                                                                                                       for this. A Discussion Document on the Spatial Plan is available on the Auckland Council website.                                                                                                                                                               level based on the knowledge that much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Spatial Plan is already developed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The formal Plan is expected to be notified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in August.

Waitoa          Proposed Plan         Plan Change 41                          Matamata-Piako District         Michael Payne (07)       Proposed Plan Change 41 seeks to integrate the Development Manual with the District Plan, including urban design. Due                  Y     Further submissions due by 10 August 2011.                             Potentially affects future development Has been submitted on with assistance    Y             Adrian Pyne    Paul Baylis
Morrinsville    Change                                                        Council                         884 0060                 to an administrative oversight, a submission from Federated Farmers of New Zealand was not included in the original                                                                                                 of the Morrinsville and Waitoa sites   from EMS, and prehearing meeting held in
                                                                                                                                       summary of submissions. For that reason the Council have re-notified the summary of submissions and request that                                                                                                    and entranceways to farms              early July 2011.
                                                                                                                                       further submissions be made before 10 August 2011.
Reporoa         Long Term Plan        Waikato Spatial Plan                    Environment Waikato                                      Waikato Regional Council have adopted a new strategic direction, and will be developing work around Spatial Planning                                                                                                                                            Philippa is involved with the Sustainable     Y   Phillippa
Lichfield                                                                                                                              leading to their Regional Plan variation next year.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Agriculture group so will keep everyone           Barriball
Te Awamutu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             informed.
Te Rapa
Waikato         Draft regional        Waikato Conservation Management         Department of Conservation                               Following discussions with the community, a draft Waikato Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) was publicly notified                 ?     Pre-draft consultation closed 30 June 2011.                                                                                                                          Sean
                document              Strategy Review                                                                                  in 2008. Submissions were received and hearings held in early 2009. The CMS review started again, with pre-draft                                                                                                                                                                                                  Newland
                                                                                                                                       consultation closing at the end of June 2011.
Kaipara         Draft Annual Plan     Rates                                   Kaipara District Council                                 Kaipara District Council is considering whether to introduce a commercial rate for high volume water users.                            Y                                                                                                                                                                          Adrian Pyne    Peter
                                                                                                                                       A decision was made to enter into discussions with Silver Fern Farms on the implications of a commercial rate and the                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilding
                                                                                                                                       outcomes of these discussions would be brought back to the council for further consideration.
Halswell        Plan Change           Proposed Plan Change 60                 Christchurch City Council       Planning Consultant -    This plan change relates to the rezoning of land at Halswell Junction Road from Rural 2 to Living G (Halswell West). The               Y     Submissions closed 3 July 2011.                                                                                                                                      Nic Bishop
                                                                                                              David Mountfort          plan change was notified in the Christchurch Star on 3 June 2011 and in The Press on 4 June 2011.
Christchurch    Plan Change           Private Plan Change 47                  Christchurch City Council                                Public notice of the Council's decision on Private Plan Change 47 - rezoning of land located on Sir James Wattie Drive                 Y                                                                            At back of distribution centre                                                                Nic Bishop
                                                                                                                                       from Rural 2 to Business Zone - was given on 3 and 4 June 2011.
Auckland City   Business Case         Auckland Rail Link Business Case        Auckland Council                                         The NZTA's Proposed Auckland CBD Rail Link is a 35km double track underground rail line running beneath the central                    ?     The review was released 31 May 2011.                                                                                                                                 Phillipa
                Review                Review                                                                                           business district from Britomart to the Western (North Auckland) line near the existing Mt Eden Station, with underground                    The projected outcome of any such project is not until 2013 /
                                                                                                                                       stations proposed at Symonds St, Khyber Pass Rd, Karangahape Rd, Pitt St and Albert St between Victoria and Wellesly                         2014.
                                                                                                                                       Streets. On 31 May 2011, Transport Minister Steven Joyce released the review which was conducted by the Ministry of
                                                                                                                                       Transport and Treasury in conjunction with NZTA. The review concluded more needs to be done to determine the full
                                                                                                                                       future transport needs of central Auckland before proceeding with a project like the CBD Rail Link. The cost to ratepayers
                                                                                                                                       will be $270 million (to buy properties in the way of the $2.4 billion central railway tunnel - 3.5km route).

National        Conservation          Review of Conservation Management       Department of Conservation                               The Department of Conservation has initiated reviews of the Conservation Management Strategies of: Chatham Islands,                    Y     Commence late 2011 / early 2012.                                                                                                                                     Sean
                Management Strategy   Strategies                                                                                       Wellington - Hawkes Bay, Southland, Waikato, Auckland and Tongariro-Whanganui-Taranaki. These will start late                                                                                                                                                                                                     Newland
                                                                                                                                       2011/early 2012 and will take place in three stages namely 1) pre-drafting consultation 2) drafting phase 3) publicly
Palmerston      Rural Strategy        Land use Strategy                       Palmerston North City Council                            Palmerston North City Council has released a Land Use Strategy to guide rural-residential development over the next ten                Y     Initial consultation (information gathering) began in June 2011.                                                                                                     Philippa /     Murray van
North                                                                                                                                  years.                                                                                                                                       A consultation Themes Report will be prepared in July 2011.                                                                                                          Sean           der Maas /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Draft Strategy is to be approved by the Council for                                                                                                                Newland        Campbell /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    consultation in November 2011.                                                                                                                                                      Ben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By February 2012 Rural Residential Land use Strategy will                                                                                                                           Coleman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be prepared.                                                                                                                                                                        plus cast of

Waikato         Policy Statement      Regional Policy Statement               Environment Waikato                                      The summary of submissions on the Waikato Regional Policy Statement was notified on 17 June 2011. The period for                       Y     Summary of submissions to be notified 17 June 2011.                                                                Further submission on summary of                  Adrian Pyne    Sean
                                                                                                                                       further submissions was extended to 15 July 2011. The Council is analysing submissions and making recommendations                            Further submissions closed 15 July 2011.                                                                           submission is being prepared with                                Newland
                                                                                                                                       on the decisions requested prior to the hearings, which will take place in 2012.                                                                                                                                                                                assistance from EMS and RMcV
Te Roto         Wellington Regional   Wellington Regional Governance          Greater Wellington Regional                              Last year the Wellington Mayoral Forum commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce a report that analysed the                       ?     Submissions to the Greater Wellington Regional Council                                                                                                               Philippa
                Governance            Review                                  Council                                                  present arrangements and suggested six possible scenarios for the future.                                                                    closed on 30 June 2011. Individual councils within Greater
                                                                                                                                       • Status quo                                                                                                                                 Wellington are now responding to the proposal through
                                                                                                                                       • Strengthened regional council                                                                                                              consultation in their regions.
                                                                                                                                       • Logical clusters (of local councils)
                                                                                                                                       • Two tier local government (modified unitary authority with local councils)
                                                                                                                                       • Two sub-regional unitary authorities
                                                                                                                                       • A single regional unitary authority.
                                                                                                                                       The Greater Wellington Regional Council is now seeking public opinion on Wellington Regional Governance.

                                                                                                                                       Councils have begun to respond to the proposal. Carterton, Masterton and South Wairarapa Councils (of the Wairarapa
                                                                                                                                       Region) recently held a joint hearings committee regarding the proposal, where there was a clear consensus from
                                                                                                                                       Wairarapa ratepayers to remain independent of a Wellington Super City.
Reporoa         Draft Economic       Draft Economic Development Strategy      Rotorua District Council        Mark Rawson, Group Rotorua District Council has released a draft economic development strategy for comment.                                                     Y     Feedback regarding the strategy closed 24 July 2011.               `                                                                                                 Murray van     Philippa
                Development Strategy                                                                          Manager of Economic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        der Maas       Barribal
                                                                                                              and Regulatory      The purpose of the draft economic development strategy is to:                                                                                     Clear focus areas / four primary drivers:
                                                                                                              Services            • Set the strategic direction for economic development in Rotorua District.                                                                       1. forest / wood processing
                                                                                                                                  • Define a clear plan for achieving the strategic direction.                                                                                      2. tourism
                                                                                                                                  • Prioritise allocation of scarce resources to achieve optimal outcome                                                                            3. geothermal and geothermal development
                                                                                                                                  • Clarify roles in delivering the strategy including agencies, accountabilities and performance monitoring.                                       4. agricultural sector (strength of current sector and land use
                                                                                                                                  • Define measures and processes for monitoring performance against the strategy.                                                                  change relating to lake water quality)
                                                                                                                                  • Link to and align with wider regional and national policies and strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If anyone keen to talk to you Mark Rawson, Group Manager of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Economic and Regulatory Services offline or in confidential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    capacity, happy to facilitate that process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have workshoped with Councillors and now taking Strategy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Business Leaders Group for sign-off. Will go to Council on 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 2011 for adoption. A second aspect is looking at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    implementation structures. Assuming the Council adopt the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    strategy, his team will be putting together a detailed business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    plan to feed into the 2012-2022 LTCCP.
Edgecumbe       Proposed Regional     Proposed Regional Land Transport        Environment Bay of Plenty                                Submissions on the Proposed Regional Land Transport Strategy 2011 - 2041 have now closed.                                              Y     Submissions closed on 1 July 2011.                                                                                                                                   Murray van     ?
                Land Transport        Strategy 2011 - 2041                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               der Maas
                Strategy                                                                                                               The Proposed Strategy takes a long-term view of the issues facing the region's transport system and sets a direction for
                                                                                                                                       the next 30 years. It will influence how the region's transport funding is used and provides direction to the Regional, city
                                                                                                                                       and district councils and the New Zealand Transport Agency as they develop and implement transport plans.

Waikato         "Road map" for        "Road map" for protecting and           Environment Waikato                                      A "road map" for protecting and improving Waikato's waterways went out for public feedback in July 2011 - called "New                  Y     The "road map" will go out for public feedback in July 2011.                                                                                                         Sean           Philippa
                protecting and        improving waterways                                                                              Roadmap for Land and Water".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Newland        Barriball
                improving waterways
                                                                                                                                       Implementing the road map will be the responsibility of Waikato Regional Council's new land and water quality

Te Rapa         Te Awa River Ride     Waikato River Cycleway                  Te Awa Trust                                             The cycleway will go through the edge of the Te Rapa along the river. Fonterra has agreed to supply an easment and                     N/A   The Waikato expressway Bridge Construction commences in                                                            Fonterra to confirm funding. Had been         Y   Sarah Pond     Roger
                                                                                                                                       funding for this section.                                                                                                                    November. Their programme is one year, so Te Awa will have                                                         removed from F12 budget without                                  Usmar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to work with them to ensure that the cycleway construction can                                                     discussion! Sarah is chasing up with Mark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    also occur at this time.                                                                                           Leslie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rough Programme as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Design Complete: August 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lodge Resource Consents and HPT Authority: September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Complete Final Design and lodge Building Consents:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All Consents Processed (3 months): December 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tender works: January 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Construction: February 2011 – April 2011
Dunedin         Plan Change           Plan Change 7 - Harbourside Appeals     Dunedin City Council            Debbie Hogan             We are still trying to acertain where this is at. I will send a separate update on this when we confirm the stage of this ?                                                                                                                                     Grant has been looking at this.               Y   Grant van
                                                                                                                                       process. On 17 April 2010 the Council gave notice of its withdrawal of part of the Harbourside Zone, reducing the extent                                                                                                                                                                                          Driel
                                                                                                                                       of the zone. This reduced extent is still subject to appeals.
Waikato         Regional Plan         Draft Regional Public Transport Plan    Environment Waikato                                      This draft builds on the strategic framework for transport established through the Waikato Land Transport Strategy 2011-  ?                  Submissions closed 8 August 2011. Submissions to be                                                                Have sent to Barry McColl. Not that likely        Barry McColl
                                      2011-21                                                                                          14. Submissions to be heard over one or more days from Thursday 18 August 2011.                                                              heard 18 August 2011.                                                                                              that Fonterra would submit on this.

Waipa           Long Term Council     Amendment of the Long Term Council      Waipa District Council                                   The proposed amendment will enable participation in the NZ Local Government Funding Agency Limited. The amendment Y                          Submissions closed 5 August 2011. Council intends to hear                                                          Submit in support, this will enable Council   Y   Adrian Pyne    Marc Carney
                Community Plan        Community Plan                                                                                   to the 10 year Plan is proposed so that Waipa District Council can become a shareholder in the LGFA.                                         submitters on 30 August 2011.                                                                                      access to cheaper funding for projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Have asked EMS to draft short letter.

Kauri           Water Strategy        New Water source strategy               Whangarei District Council                               Whangarei District Councillors have approved a long term strategy to develop the Wairua River as the next water source        ?              Public input will occur as part of the 2010 Long Term Plan                                                         Sean is to look at this - just to see where   Y   Sean
                                                                                                                                       for the Whangarei water supply area, and to put on hold the investigation into a dam on the Ngunguru River. A resource                       process.                                                                                                           they are heading with overall.                    Newland
                                                                                                                                       consent already existed for taking water from the Wairua River. Although it had lapsed, an application to renew it had been
                                                                                                                                       lodged with the Northland Regional Council to continue the use of this source some ten years ago. With the agreement of
                                                                                                                                       Northpower, which is entitled to use the majority of water in the river for its power generation plant just downstream of the
                                                                                                                                       proposed take point, Council has been granted a new resource consent to take up to 21,000 cubic metres of water per
                                                                                                                                       day from the Wairua River when the Whau Valley Dam level is below 55% full. When drought conditions reach this point
                                                                                                                                       the power generation capacity of the river is limited.

                                                                                                                                       A new treatment plant will be required to treat the water from the Wairua River and Council already owns the land on which
                                                                                                                                       it could be built. Despite the cost of upgrading or building a new treatment plant, short term savings of around $30 million
                                                                                                                                       have been identified compared with the cost of constructing a dam in another location.

                                                                                                                                       Construction of the water treatment facility is programmed for 2017 with public input sought by way of the 2012 Long Term
                                                                                                                                       Plan process.
Fendalton,      Review                North West Review Area - June           Christchurch City Council                                A study to investigate sustainable land use and development potential of the urban fringe of the north west of Christchurch.           ?     Consultation closed 5 August 2011.                                                                                 Will have a look at it.                       Y   Todd Muller
Papanui                               Consultation                                                                                     Christchurch City Council will gather information and public comment until 5 August 2011. They will then review and
                                                                                                                                       analyse all information gathered, develop and test potential options for sustainable land use and provide feedback tot he
                                                                                                                                       public about their findings and options developed.
Auckland        Notice of Requirement NOR from Auckland Transport             Auckland Transport                                       Requirement for an alteration to a designation for the purpose of widening and upgrading the Albany Highway between                    N     Submissions closed 22 July 2011.                                                                                                                                     n/a
                                                                                                                                       Schnapper Rock Road and Bush Road to State Highway 17 and all associated roads.
Auckland        Notifed resource      Discharge to Air / Industrial           Auckland Council                Mike Harvey 09 301       Application for a resource consent from NZ Sugar Company Limited to discharge contaminants into the air from the                       N     Submissions close 27 July 2011.                                                                                                                                      n/a
                consent               development                                                             0101                     refining of sugar and associated process at 60 Colonial Road, Birkenhead.
National        Review                Diazinon Review                         ERMA                                                     The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) is calling for public comment on the use of the organophosphate                     ?     Submissions closed 28 July 2011.                                                                                   Sean notes - one identified where we have         Sean           Lindsay
                                                                                                                                       diazinon. In the wake of new evidence that was established in 2009, several countries, including Australia, USA, Canada,                                                                                                                                        missed some issues that have occurred.            Newland        Burton
                                                                                                                                       and much of Europe, have chosen to ban or severely restrict the use of diazinon. ERMA is now recommending that its                                                                                                                                              Lindsay Burton should be involved in
                                                                                                                                       approvals for the use of diazinon, which is used primarily for plant protection or as a veterinary medicine, be revoked,                                                                                                                                        these and I will undertake to make him
                                                                                                                                       restricted or phased out. Diazinon is part of a group of four substances being considered by ERMA, on which it intends to                                                                                                                                       aware of those issues identified
                                                                                                                                       hold a joint hearing on their future use in New Zealand in October. The other three substances are: dichlorvos, acephate
                                                                                                                                       and methamidiphos.
Otago           Plan Change           Proposed Plan Change 2                  Otago Regional Council                                   The Council notified Proposed Plan Change 2 (Regionally Significant Wetlands) on Saturday 2 July 2011. Proposed Plan                   ?     Further submissions close 23 September 2011.                                                                       Sean to make assessment of this, and to       Y   Sean
                                                                                                                                       Change 2 builds on existing provisions for Regionally Significant Wetlands, including strengthening protection for                                                                                                                                              see whether a submission is required.             Newland
                                                                                                                                       Regionally Significant Wetlands against certain uses of water and land, and allowing activities that enhance wetlands where
                                                                                                                                       appropriate. The Otago Regional Council made available a summary of decisions requested by persons who have made
                                                                                                                                       submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2 on 10 September 2011. Further submissions are now open
Te Awamutu      Water Agreement       Water Agreement                         Waipa District Council                                   Waipa DC have indicated that the water agreement has expired, and they are looking to renegotiate the price. The current               Y     To be worked through over the next few months.                         Price, supply risk, availability of water   Negotiate water agreement                     Y   Adrian Pyne    Marc Carney
                                                                                                                                       rate has worked out at 39c /m3, which is approximately 1/3 of the cost to make and supply water.
Takanini                              Auckland Solid Waste                    Auckland Council                                         Solid waste 'issue' has impact on Takanini                                                                                             Y                                                                            Auckland Council are pushing                Will be using Chapman Tripp to assist.        Y   Nic Bishop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Container Deposit, plus control of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           transfer stations and we're also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           confirming if there are any issues with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           moving waste into and out of the
Te Rapa         Rating Review         Hamilton City Council’s Rating Review   Hamilton City Council                                    HCC are moving to a pre-consultation phase after Councillors opted to further explore a Capital Value (CV) rating system.              ?     Submissions close 12 October 2011.                                     Te Rapa came into the city                  Ensure a formal submission is made on        Y    Ben
                                                                                                                                       Council staff will now speak with a number of key stakeholders in the city to get their input into the Rating Review.                                                                                               boundaries on the 1st July 2011.            Fonterra's behalf as part of the HCC              Coleman
                                                                                                                                       Council is undertaking the review as part of the Long Term Plan process, mapping out Council’s focus for the next 10                                                                                                Likely increase in rates of $43K. With      Rating Review of their Rating Base. HCC
                                                                                                                                       years.                                                                                                                                                                                                              respect to all properties owned by          have advised the timing of this is likely to
                                                                                                                                       One of the aims is to achieve a more fair and equitable rating system, and more even alignment between who benefits                                                                                                 Fonterra, - Te Rapa & farm, London          be between August and November 2011.
                                                                                                                                       from rates expenditure, and who pays.                                                                                                                                                                               St, Canpac, Crawford St, the rating         A submission as part of the consultation
                                                                                                                                       A change from the current Land Value (LV) based system would have an impact on the amount different ratepayers pay.                                                                                                 review needs to be looked at.               process will enable Fonterra to 'protect
                                                                                                                                       One of the main changes could be a shift in the rates burden from the commercial to residential sector.                                                                                                                                                         their interests' if necessary and obtain an
                                                                                                                                       moving to a pre-consultation phase after Councillors opted to further explore a Capital Value (CV) rating system.                                                                                                                                               understanding of the financial impacts of a
                                                                                                                                       Council staff will now speak with a number of key stakeholders in the city to get their input into the Rating Review.                                                                                                                                           change in Rating Base.
                                                                                                                                       Council is undertaking the review as part of the Long Term Plan process, mapping out Council’s focus for the next 10                                                                                                                                            Grant van Driel Driel is a member of the
                                                                                                                                       years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Property Council and would be
                                                                                                                                       One of the aims is to achieve a more fair and equitable rating system, and more even alignment between who benefits                                                                                                                                             representing Fonterra on that basis
                                                                                                                                       from rates expenditure, and who pays.
                                                                                                                                       A change from the current Land Value (LV) based system would have an impact on the amount different ratepayers pay.
                                                                                                                                       One of the main changes could be a shift in the rates burden from the commercial to residential sector.

Pahiatua        District Plan         District Plan Review                    Tararua District Council        Mike Brown               All outstanding issues regarding the review have now been settled through mediation. The Council is now just waiting for               Y                                                                                                                        Liaison with Environment Court and TDC       Y    Dave Wright    Murray van
                                                                                                                                       the Environment Court to issue consent for the plan to become operative.                                                                                                                                                                                        regarding progress with appeals.                                 der Maas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Feedback to TDC on initial drafting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       noise provision. Liaison with Fonterra staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regarding further information from noise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       specialist. Review of initial draft of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       information from noise specialist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Formal mediation completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ongoing consultation and discussion with
Te Roto         Water Strategy        Regional Water Strategy                 Greater Wellington Regional     Nicola Shorten           The Council is currently drafting a Draft Regional Water Strategy.                                                                     Y     The Draft Regional Water Strategy was expected to be                   Te Roto:                                                                                      Sean           Nic Bishop
Ngauranga                                                                     Council                                                                                                                                                                                               released for consultation in 2011. No release date has been            Issues could arise as part of Plan                                                            Newland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    set as yet.                                                            review process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Water supply unlikely to be an issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           according to site manager.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Also have a coolstore and depot.
Te Roto         Regional Plan         Regional Plan Review                    Greater Wellington Regional     Rachel (04) 830 4305 The Greater Wellington Regional Council is currently reviewing its Regional Plan. It is undertaking community engagement                   Y     Notification to occur 2012 / 2013.                                                                                 Waiting to hear back from Council -thy            Nic Bishop     Sean
Ngauranga                                                                     Council                                              and is yet to begin review workshops. At this stage, notification is said to be as far off as 2012 or 2013.                                                                                                                                                         want Fonterra involved from farming                              Newland
Tuamarina       Regional Policy       Regional Policy Statement               Marlborough District Council    Perry Halls (Strategic   RPS is currently being reviewed, which streamlines the two plans into one document. The Council is working with focus             ?          Expected to be notified early 2011.                                                                                                                                  Ian         Sean
                Statement                                                                                     Policy Manager)          groups at the moment but no final document has been released for public consultation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Goldschmidt Newland
                                                                                                                                       LTCCP requires notification in August 2010 but as local body Council elections have now taken place it is likely that the
                                                                                                              Linda Craighead          RPS will be notified early 2011. There is the intention within the Council that water will be a big issue next year. The council
                                                                                                                                       will be starting studies on water allocation as they are concerned that water has been over-allocated within the region. The
                                                                                                                                       RPS is set to be reviewed next year and there could be big changes relating to water, waste, public resources and land
Whareroa        District Plan         Financial Contributions Plan Change     South Taranaki District         Andrea Tipuni            Has not been notified yet. It is currently in the internal phase. Council have / will retain consultants to deal with the detail. ?          Not yet notified. Expected to be notified in 2011.                                                                 Murray to talk to Council shortly                 Murray van
Kapuni                                                                        Council                         Maria Cashmore           This will affect industry. Council is unsure when this will be notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          der Maas
Whareroa        District Plan         Potential Plan Changes                  South Taranaki District                                  No Plan Changes are currently notified.                                                                                                ?     Expected to be notified in 2011. New policy planner                                                                                                                  Murray van     Nic Bishop
Kapuni                                                                        Council                                                  Two potential plan changes are currently being researched / drafted by the Council:                                                          appointed (Rebecca Taylor). Initiated Plan Change                                                                                                                    der Maas
Eltham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Programme to be considered by Committee on 23 February
                                                                                                                                       1. Plan Change to coastal protection area (rules not expected to change much).                                                               2011. Sets out timetabling and various procedural matters to
                                                                                                                                       2. Plan Change to utility and services (will rewrite all the rules eg gas pipelines, electricity reticulation networks, need to sort         aid plan change process.
                                                                                                                                       out the performance standards).
                                                                                                                                       There is no current information as to the scope of these.
Clandeboye    Regional Policy     Proposed Regional Policy Statement   Environment Canterbury       This is a full review of the Regional Policy statement.                                                                       Y                                                       8/15/2011 Covers a raft of issues including       Fonterra submitted on this. Sean has the       Sean       Ian
Plains        Statement           2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              water, biodiversity, land use, air      detail.                                        Newland    Goldschmidt
Culverden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           quality, soils.
Whangarei     Rural Development   Rural Development Strategy Pre-      Whangarei District Council   Whangarei District Council is releasing a discussion document inviting community feedback on what our rural areas should Y         Feedback on the Strategy closes 14 October 2011.                                                                                                    Sean       Philippa
              Strategy            Consultation Feedback                                             look like in the future. Taking Council’s 30/50 Growth Strategy as a starting point, feedback will assist in drafting a Rural                                                                                                                                                          Newland    Barribal
                                                                                                    Development Strategy to guide and help manage competing demands associated with growth, development and
                                                                                                    protection of rural attributes and resources.
National      Cabinet Paper       Review of Raw Milk Regulations       Cabinet                      The document seeks that Cabinet release a consultation document on the review of raw milk regulations. It recommends           Y                                                                 Fonterra is engaged in this already.                                              Y   Jo Wills   David
                                                                                                    that no changes should be recommended until Fonterra's farm gate milk price setting mechanism is completed and wider                                                                                                                                                                              Matthews
                                                                                                    implications considered. The review of raw milk regulations is part of the wider dairy related regulatory work currently being
                                                                                                    undertaken by Government officials.
Hawke's Bay   Draft Strategy      Waterways Draft Strategy             Hawke's Bay Regional         Residents have until 28 August 2011 to make submissions on the strategy to clean up the Mohaka and Taharua waterways. Y            Submissions close 28 August 2011.                             3 large farms affected by this. The                                               Y   Sean
                                                                       Council                      Declining water quality has been monitored for some years due to land use intensification on the pumice soils of the                                                                             farmers themselves are involved -                                                     Newland
                                                                                                    Taharua catchment. The draft strategy is intended to tackle water-quality issues was developed by Hawke's Bay Regional                                                                           fonterra is supporting.
                                                                                                    Council in partnership with the Taharua Stakeholder Group, which consists of landowners, Mohaka iwi, DairyNZ, Federated
                                                                                                    Farmers, Fonterra, Fish and Game, the Department of Conservation and Taupo District Council.
Site(s)    Document Type   Document/Project Name    Organisation Name

Kaikoura   Re-zoning       Ocean Ridge re-zoning    Kaikoura District Council

                           Plan Change 69 - Waipa
Whangarei Plan Change      Re-zoning                Whangarei District Council
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                 Rural land has been re-zoned to
                 Ocean Ridge Comprehensive Living
                 Zone, now a low density residential
Matt Hoggard     zone.
                 This plan change will implement the
                 Waipu Township Structure Plan and
                 the redefined coastal Countryside
                 Environment. The Plan Change
                 became operative on 21 June 2011.
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Due Dates Key Sensitivities   Required   Y/N       Contact 1      Contact 2

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