Unpacking NZ's Ag Policy Drive
About this special report
The Unpacking of NZ's Ag Policy Drive special report takes a look at the rapid and far-reaching policy changes impacting agriculture. Farmers and farming leaders question whether the policy development process adopted by the last two governments has led to policy that is workable, fair and democratic. Neal Wallace investigates.
Sector leaders and governance experts call out what they say is a broken agricultural and environmental policymaking process.
Once-in-a-generation reset is difficult for all, says think tank head.
Governance expert says the govt is increasingly presenting the public with policy decisions rather than options on which it then consults and decides which one to pursue.
Adding to the pressure is the perception the government does very little consultation as it formulates ideas and before it prepares bills.
Minister cites thousands of submissions on policy reform proposals.
Federated Farmers and Forest and Bird were part of initial discussions about policies they now decry as rushed, says head of environmental group.
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