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FarmsOnLine - GIS Layer(s) for Landuse

GIS files containing land use as collected and held by the FarmsOnLine web map portal This is information sourced from the public domain (physical location, land use and LINZ title information).

Currently we hold no information on horticultural land use in our region. We would like to plan for growth in this area.

Releasing this data would allow us to improve on it at a local level.

Releasing the data would also allow innovative re-use to encourage economic growth.

Response from
Ministry for Primary Industries

Data restricted by Legislation

The Farms Online Data is collected as a function of the Biosecurity Act and may only be used for this purpose under the current legislation. Currently we cannot release information that has not been sourced from the public domain, unless:

  • the requested information falls within a biosecurity purpose under the Act, or

  • the Director-General has received permission from the person (or their agent) to whom the information relates, to release the information, or

  • legislation (other than the Official Information Act) requires access to be provided

MPI recognises the value of, and interest in, the information and will take this into consideration in any future review of the legislation.

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