NZ Outdoors Party Policy On 5G

Our Vision: We want to create a country where we are admired by the world not just because of our wonderful natural environment, but because of the way we live. A way of life that protects and enhances that environment.

The NZ Outdoors Party seeks a moratorium on the allocation, auction and rollout of 5G spectrum licences until there has been a full public inquiry into the costs and benefits of 5G, effects on human health and the natural environment and how these can best be avoided or managed.

Our objections to 5G

The NZ Outdoors Party is concerned there has been no public conversation about the risks and benefits of 5G (5th Generation mobile technology) and that much new 5G infrastructure has been exempted from usual RMA processes.

This means there has been no informed consent to the rollout of 5G in our communities and no steps have been  taken to avoid, remedy or mitigate adverse effects on communities or the environment.

Radio frequency electromagnetic radiation risks

Protest in Northland

In May 2011 the WHO/IARC classified radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RFEMR) as a Class 2B carcinogen. During a recent tour of New Zealand, world expert Professor Dariusz Lezczynski advised that at the WHO’s next review it is likely that RFEMR will be reclassified at least as a Class2A (probable) carcinogen.

Many other international  scientific and medical experts have warned about health and environmental harm from 5G and international insurers have refused cover for radio frequency electromagnetic radiation.

With cell towers scheduled to go up every 100 meters in the street and high intensity RFEMR emissions threatening human and environmental well being, the outdoors environment of NZ will change forever.

Full public inquiry on 5G and LEO satellites


The Outdoors Party urges the Government to postpone the allocation of any further 5G spectrum until there has been a full public inquiry. We will assemble a competent and qualified independent panel to look into the risks and benefits of 5G and long term scientific, medical and environmental assessments on the impacts in New Zealand, or worldwide, on human health and the wider biosphere. 

This Task Force will also investigate the safety and legality of the LEO (low earth orbit) satellites and the frequencies they use. Many of these satellites are being deployed from New Zealand for the US Military via private organisations.

Let’s educate ourselves and then let the people of New Zealand make an informed decision on the future of 5G

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Alan Simmons

Alan Simmons

President & Co-Leader Alan has dedicated a lifetime of involvement in outdoors political issues. He’s sat on a number of national body executives, boards, NGO and management groups, including the NZ Professional Hunting Guides Association, Electricorp Environmental Management Board, NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers and the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association. Many will know him through his website, the hugely popular New Zealand FishnHunt forum.

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