There is currently a proposal to change the regulations that govern telecommunications infrastructure in NZ including both cable-based and wireless infrastructure.

Feedback on this proposal is due by 5PM Friday April 2015.

If the proposed changes to the regulation of wireless infrastructure are not successfully opposed, they would result in the further proliferation of cellular phone infrastructure with potentially more people being impacted in terms of both adverse health effects and also other effects (for example a possible reduction in property values for home owners.)

The proposed changes are strongly opposed by environmental lawyer sue Grey who has made the reasons that she opposes the proposed “amendments” at this link:

The consultation document may be downloaded from this link:

If you would like to make a submission, please download the template submission form from the link below, personalise it by adding your name etc, and any additional comments you may want to make and send it to the Ministry for the Environment (the email address is by 5 pm on Friday April 17, 2015.

Template submission in opposition to proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities

Thank you.