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Smooth Hill Landfill Consent Application To Be Publicly Notified

Saturday, 18 September 2021, 5:12 am | Organic NZ

General Manager Regulatory, Richard Saunders: The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has decided to publicly notify the Dunedin City Council’s (DCC) consent application for activities associated with the proposed new landfill at Smooth Hill. ORC determined ... More >>

Winners Announced For 2021 Organic NZ Awards

Saturday, 18 September 2021, 5:10 am | Organic NZ

17 SEPTEMBER 2021 New Zealanders across the country celebrated the organic community tonight. In an online event hosted by Ruud "the Bugman" Kleinpaste, six winners from across the organic sector were recognised for creating exceptional organic ... More >>

Organic Week Set To Inspire Action Despite Covid Alerts

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 12:01 pm | Organic NZ

Organic Week organisers say online events will go ahead next week and will focus on activities that everyone, no matter what Covid Alert Level you are in, can enjoy. “Organic farmers are a shining light in our world right now and we aim to celebrate ... More >>

Organic Products Bill Must Settle On A Definition Of Organics

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:16 pm | Organic NZ

New Zealand's longest-running association devoted to organics is calling on the government to amend it's landmark Organic Products Bill to include a definition of organics. Speaking to the Primary Production Select Committee today, Soil & ... More >>

New Zealand’s first National Organic Week is here!

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:14 am | Organic NZ

Taking place between 9-15th April - Organic Week NZ is bringing you over 50 events, offers and promotions across the country for one whole week. More >>

Councils and communities – a collaborative response to GE

Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:37 pm | Organic NZ

Media release from Soil & Health Association of NZ and GE Free Northland 19 June 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whangarei and Far North District Councils received strong support from the community for their proposals to protect their territories ... More >>

Organic farming will revitalise waterways

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 2:18 pm | Organic NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The two most crucial moves we can make to improve New Zealand’s sadly degraded waterways are to stop dairy expansion, and to transition towards truly sustainable farming, according to the Soil & Health Association. Organic farmers ... More >>

New wave of GE-free activism

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7:52 am | Organic NZ

Pressure from the biotech industry for the government to relax laws on genetic engineering will result in a new wave of GE-free activism, the Soil & Health Association predicts. More >>

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 2:49 pm | Organic NZ

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment ... More >>

Healthy Food Policies Needed To Combat Obesity

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 2:26 pm | Organic NZ

The Soil & Health Association strongly endorses the proposals of Dr Gabrielle Jenkin and other researchers urging the government to take action on unhealthy food. More >>

Landmark court case on GE

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 1:15 pm | Organic NZ

One of the world’s oldest organic organisations is going to court to support caution on genetic engineering. The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand, founded in 1941, is leading a group of interested parties in support of the Bay of Plenty Regional ... More >>

NZ must retain GE-free advantage

Friday, 22 November 2013, 2:25 pm | Organic NZ

It is disappointing that Federated Farmers is opposing council caution around genetically engineered organisms, according to the Soil & Health Association. Federated Farmers has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court, opposing the Northland Regional ... More >>

RMA reforms undermine communities and the environment

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 12:50 pm | Organic NZ

"Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, announced last week by Environment Minister Amy Adams, could result in ratepayers picking up the tab for industry damaging our environment. This is highly immoral and undemocratic," says Debbie Swanwick, ... More >>

Saving the bees means saving ourselves

Monday, 15 July 2013, 12:21 pm | Organic NZ

"Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids was a good day for bees. We need to follow this lead and ban systemic pesticides that are killing our bees," says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ. More >>

Toxic Fracking Waste Entering Food Supply?

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 4:38 pm | Organic NZ

”The practice of dumping toxic oil drilling and fracking waste on farmland is compromising the ability of New Zealand farmers to grow good food,” says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ.   Her comments follow recent media attention that ... More >>

Food Co-operatives in New Zealand on the rise

Friday, 31 May 2013, 4:08 pm | Organic NZ

"The increase in food co-operatives in New Zealand is enabling communities to take back control of their food supply, improve relationships between community members and achieve better health outcomes," says Debbie Swanwick, spokesperson, Soil & Health ... More >>

New Zealander's Protest For Better Food For World Citizens

Monday, 27 May 2013, 12:49 pm | Organic NZ

New Zealand was one of 52 countries around the world that protested on Saturday against genetically modified food that big Agri tech giant Monsanto produces More >>