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Briefings, weekly updates and cabinet papers

This list captures material which the Ministry for the Environment has provided to Government Ministers. In many cases a copy of the briefing note is available by clicking the title. If you are interested in a paper which is not available you can request it under the Official Information Act.

In some cases material may have been withheld in full or in part, these withholds have been agreed with Ministers.

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Date of briefing Title Portfolio To Ministers CC Ministers Date published Legislation type Reference number
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process- transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
03 October 2019 Meetings with Beef and Lamb NZ and Dairy NZ and update on freshwater consultation Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
21 November 2019 Update on impact analysis for the Essential Freshwater package Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
27 September 2019 Essential Freshwater 77: Review of the Freshwater Leaders Group, proposal for extending their first term and appointing the Group for a second term Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
31 August 2020 Essential Freshwater 83 Policy decisions following consultation Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
25 October 2019 Essential Freshwater: Extension of the Freshwater Leaders Group's First Term Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
28 February 2020 Update on impact analysis for the Essential Freshwater Package February 2020 Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
11 November 2019 Essential Freshwater Visit to West Coast: 23 - 24 October 2019 Environment Hon David Parker October 2020 Briefing note
18 October 2019 Essential Freshwater Package of Proposals: Feedback on the proposed package Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
15 November 2019 Essential Freshwater 80: Feedback on proposed package for discussion by Sustainable Land Use Ministers Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor October 2020 Briefing note
01 April 2020 Essential Freshwater 86 Progressing multiple initiatives to address excessive nitrogen quickly Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
16 December 2019 Essential Freshwater 81 Update on options to address key consultation themes Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
10 March 2020 Essential Freshwater 84: Meeting with Greenpeace on 12 March 2020 Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
26 February 2020 Essential Freshwater 82: Making Freshwater Farm Plans enforceable Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
13 March 2020 Essential Freshwater 85: Options for a nitrogen fertiliser cap Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
26 February 2020 Essential Freshwater 82: Making Freshwater Farm Plans enforceable Environment Hon David Parker August 2020 Briefing note
11 September 2019 Delivering the level of applied environmental research needed to support the Government’s sustainable land use and freshwater objectives Environment Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker June 2020 Briefing note
11 September 2019 Delivering the level of applied environmental research needed to support the Government’s sustainable land use and freshwater objectives Environment Hon Dr Megan Woods Hon David Parker June 2020 Briefing note
18 May 2020 Action for healthy waterways – Decisions on national direction and regulations for freshwater management Environment Hon David Parker Hon Damien O'Connor May 2020 Cabinet paper
02 November 2018 Essential Freshwater (Paper no 18) Improving farming practices and managing intensification of rural land use Environment Hon David Parker December 2019 Briefing note
22 August 2019 Appointing members of the Resource Management Review Panel and replacing a member of the Essential Freshwater Independent Advisory Panel Environment November 2019 Cabinet paper
17 May 2019 Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A new planning process for freshwater and outstanding policy decisions Cabinet paper Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05570
01 July 2019 Cabinet minute of decision - Proposed RM Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute CAB-19-MIN-0337.01
06 September 2019 Freshwater planning process - transitional arrangements and scope of matters Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Briefing note 2019-B-05971
23 September 2019 Cabinet paper 2: Proposed Resource Management Amendment Bill: A specialised planning process for freshwater, and other outstanding policy decisions Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
19 June 2019 Appendix 1 - Diagram of the differences between the standard planning process and the proposed freshwater planning process Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet paper
27 June 2019 Cabinet minute - proposed RM Amendment Bill for a specialised planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker October 2019 Cabinet minute ENV-19-MIN-0037
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
02 September 2019 Essential freshwater – public consultation on national direction for freshwater management Environment September 2019 Cabinet paper
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part I: Summary and Overview Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
19 June 2019 Impact statement - A new planning process for freshwater Environment Hon David Parker September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
Interim Regulatory Impact Analysis for Consultation: Essential Freshwater Part II: Detailed Analysis Environment September 2019 Regulatory impact statement
23 April 2018 Freshwater: Resolving NPS-FM science differences Environment Hon David Parker October 2018 Briefing note 2018-B-04474
25 June 2018 Restoring our freshwater and waterways Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper CAB-18-MIN-0296
03 July 2018 A new approach to the Crown/Māori relationship for freshwater Environment October 2018 Cabinet paper ENV-18-MIN-0032
Regulatory Impact Statement for amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Environment August 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
Freshwater: Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Environment August 2017 Cabinet paper
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
Proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 Environment February 2017 Regulatory impact statement
Cabinet paper: Fresh water - proposals following next steps Environment February 2017 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Environment June 2016 Cabinet paper
Cabinet Paper: Fresh Water: Allocation Work Programme Environment June 2016 Cabinet paper
Draft Regulatory Impact Statement on Proposed Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management Environment November 2013 Regulatory impact statement