Tēnā koe,

We are pleased to inform you that the ‘he waka eke noa’- pricing agriculture emissions workprogramme will be travelling to Te Tai Tokerau to discuss the government’s proposals. The Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry for the Environment will be in attending hui in your rohe to discuss the proposal with you.


The Government plans to introduce a farm-level levy on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in Aotearoa New Zealand from 2025.  It has released its proposals on how they might make this happen (see https://consult.environment.govt.nz/climate/agriculture-emissions-and-pricing/).  Feedback and submissions are being sought between 11 October and 18 November 2022.


These are proposals that may impact you as a farmer, grower, and business owner as well as for collectively-owned land.


In our attempt to acknowledge the feedback we have received to date, we are making the trip to the North and will be holding hui at 3 different locations. We have tailored two of these hui  specifically for Māori community so that we can share information and support responses. If you wish to attend and would like to discuss any matters ahead of time please respond to this email.

Please let us know if you can make either of these hui:

  • 11:30 am Wednesday 9 November Kaitāia: Taipa Beach Resort, 22 Taipa Point, Taipa
  • 11:30 am Wednesday 16 November Paihia: Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands, 1 Tau Henare Drive, Paihia

Attached you will find the summary document of the proposal as well as information about the hui and proposal.

If you have any questions ahead of the hui please contact  naturalresourcespol@mpi.govt.nz and we will make sure we get back to you as soon as possible.

Aku mihi,

|Natural Resource Policy | Policy & Trade

Ministry for Primary Industries |

Web: www.mpi.govt.nz

Summary document
Te Tai tokerau hui