Review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001
16 November 2018 – Public meeting details
We're holding public meetings throughout the country to give anyone interested in the DIRA review an opportunity to get involved.
DIRA review consultation process
The Government is reviewing the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) and its impact on the dairy industry.
Following the release of the Government's terms of reference for the review, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) engaged with a range of industry stakeholders to help develop a preliminary analysis of issues and options for potential legislative changes. We also commissioned 2 reports from an independent economic consultancy, Frontier Economics, on the performance of the New Zealand dairy industry.
We're now seeking your feedback on the issues and options outlined in the DIRA discussion document.
This will help us:
- test our current understanding and analysis of issues and options
- get input on costs, benefits, and other impacts of the potential legislative changes to make sure they deliver the right outcomes.
Consultation opens on 2 November 2018 and closes 8 February 2019.
We'll be holding public meetings throughout the country to give anyone interested in the DIRA review an opportunity to get involved. We'll let you know about these on this web page and through MPI social media.
DIRA discussion document
- Download the DIRA discussion document [PDF, 5.9 MB]
If you want a hard copy of the discussion document, email us (with your name and postal address) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more
- Launch of consultation on the DIRA discussion document – Beehive media release
- Cabinet paper for release of the DIRA discussion document [PDF, 461 KB]
- Questions and answers about the DIRA review [PDF, 252 KB]
- Other supporting information
We encourage you to take part in our public meetings for the DIRA review.
|19 November||11am to 1pm||Dannevirke Golf Club
Corner of Tamaki River Rd and State Highway 2, Dannevirke
|28 November||11.30am to 1.30pm||Stratford War Memorial Centre Function Facility
55 Miranda St, Stratford
|3 December||11am to 1pm||Morrinsville District Memorial RSA,
27 Studholme St, Morrinsville
|4 December||11am to 1pm||Te Awamutu Rugby Sports & Recreation Club
420 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu
|6 December||1pm to 3pm||The Orchard Church
20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke
|10 December||11am to 1pm||
Rangiora Showgrounds Function Centre
|11 December||11am to 1pm||
Collegiate Rugby Football Club
|14 December||11am to 1pm||
Feilding Scout Hall
|14 January||11am to 1pm||
Northland Events Centre
|17 January||11am to 1pm||
Carterton Events Centre
|22 January||11.30am to 1.30pm||
Kumara Memorial Hall
|23 January||11am to 1pm||
Winton RSA Hall
|28 January||11am to 1pm||
Send us your feedback by 5pm on Friday 8 February 2019.
You may respond to any or all of the questions set out in the discussion document. Where possible, include evidence to support your views, for example references to independent research, data or relevant examples.
You can make your submission by:
- an online submission form – SurveyMonkey or
- submission template [DOCX, 36 KB]
emailing the completed form it to email@example.com
Or mail your submission to:
DIRA review team
Agriculture, Marine and Plant Policy
Policy and Trade Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Make sure you include the following information in your submission:
- the title of the discussion document
- your name, title and contact details (phone number, address and email)
- your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation) and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it.
Submissions are public information
Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless there is a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.
Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission (such as commercial sensitivity or personal information). MPI will take such indications into account when determining whether or not to release the information. Any decision MPI makes to withhold information can, however, be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.
MPI may post all or parts of any written submission on its website. Unless clearly stated otherwise in your submission, MPI will consider that you have consented to its publication.
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