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ACT's outdated GE policy ignores sound science and the risks


GE Free Tai Tokerau (in food & environment)
Panui    2 February 2024

"ACT's outdated GE policy ignores sound science and the risks"

The National and ACT party plan to weaken much needed regulation on GE is unscientific and outdated, putting farmers and our biosecurity at risk. 

Kaipara's tougher GE stance at risk, say campaigners

Kaipara’s tougher GE stance at risk of being diluted, campaigners say


Local Democracy Reporter


GE Free Northland chairwoman Zelka Grammer wants councils to take a tough stance on genetic engineering. Photo / Susan Botting


Submissions needed in response to Therapeutic Products Bill- deadline: 5 March 2023

There is an opportunity to make submissions in response to the Therapeutic Products Bill  (this governments 3rd go at pushing through controversial and undesirable changes in many ways)

Submissions are now being accepted, one day left
closing date: 5 March 2023 NZ time


Opportunity to make submissions in support of precautionary and prohibitive GE/GMO policies, provisions, rules in the Kaipara District Council draft District Plan

GE Free Northland action alert!

Great news and a great opportunity to make a submission (it's easy!) in response to the excellent precautionary and prohibitive GE/GMO policies in the recently released Kaipara District Council "Exposure draft" 

(you do not need to reside in Kaipara District to submit, as GE/GMO experiments/ field trials do not respect boundaries. Submissions from Whangarei, Far North and Auckland regions most welcome!)

Call for submissions on gene editing / gene drive (DOC/Toitū Te Whenua (Land Information NZ) public consultation

GE FREE NZ Tai Tokerau call to action!
Submissions are needed in response to DOC's/Toitū Te Whenua (Land Information NZ) controversial public consultation on gene editing/ CRISPR and other controversial and risky new genetic technologies, including "gene drive").
DOC's question:
“How can innovation in the way we use  emerging technologies and information help biodiversity thrive?"
Deadline: by 5pm tomorrow, Sunday 14 November 2021
See GE FREE NZ's easy submission guide (but don't forget to mention your opposition to gene editing of native taonga like manuka, kauri etc)

GE FREE NZ Media release 17 March 2021 "D'day for deregulation of gene edited organisms"


March 17th: 'D-Day' for Deregulation of Gene Edited Organisms" (which are GMOs)



GE Free Northland October/ November 2020 newsletter and AGM- Date: Thursday, 12 th November, at 6.30pm

Here it is- new GE Free Northland newsletter (October/ November 2020) edition. If you are already a member, please fill out the Membership Renewal members and donations most welcome!


Notice of GE-Free Northland Annual General Meeting)
Date: Thursday, 12 th November, at 6.30pm
Venue: Ora Ora Retreat, 28 Landing Road, Kerikeri (next to Play Centre)
Here is a Zoom link for the event: no

password required.

All of Northern peninsula (land and sea) protected from GE/GMOs

GE-Free Northland

11 August 2020  Media release


All of Northern peninsula (land and sea) protected from GE/GMOs

"A bouquet for Northland Regional Council"


GE-Free Tai Tokerau welcomes the news that Northland Regional Council

has placed precautionary and prohibitive GE/GMO wording into the new

Regional Plan. The Environment Court has accepted the addition, which

enabled Far North District Council and Whangarei District Council to

withdraw their joint appeal against NRC.


"Northland region's valuable agricultural, horticultural, apiculture,

Protection from GMOs for Northland Growers and Exporters Welcomed

GE FREE NZ Media Release

13 August 2020

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