The Ministry for Primary Industries sponsors a range of community events and awards. Click on a subject box for more information.
Events sponsored by MPI
MPI is sponsoring the Science Protecting Plant Health conference, which focuses on the latest science and practices relating to plant biosecurity, plant pathology, and entomology. The conference brings together the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. Attendees will include researchers, policy makers, educators, and students.
The venue is the Brisbane Convention Centre.
MPI is sponsoring the 3rd Australia-New Zealand-Pacific (ANZPAC) Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping. This event will focus on promoting and developing effective biofouling management strategies in the Oceania region.
Topics will cover biofouling management needs, requirements, compliance, practices, deficiencies, and research into innovative solutions. Knowledge and policy gaps will be discussed, as well as recent and proposed legal changes and how to implement them.
The venue is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
MPI sponsored the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Annual Conference 2017.
The NZMSS is New Zealand’s major professional association for marine scientists. Their yearly conference facilitates yearly discussion on emerging trends. This informs future research, which is provided to government and industry. This year’s conference focused on topics of marine policy, biosecurity, fisheries, resource management, conservation, and the marine business sector. Both marine scientists and fishing industry professionals attended the conference.
MPI is sponsoring the Food Safety Culture Award and Primary Sector Products Award at the New Zealand Food Awards 2017.
These awards recognise innovation and encourage excellence in the New Zealand’s food sector. The New Zealand Food Awards celebrate new initiatives in food and beverage production and manufacturing, food safety, nutrition, and enterprise.
The awards evening will be on 12 October in Auckland.
MPI sponsored the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) 2017 Conference.
The NZQIS is the professional organisation for quantity surveyors, estimators, cost managers, and cost consultants in the construction industry. This year’s conference focused on educating NZIQS members on current topics within the construction industry. This education will increase primary sector productivity relating to wood processing and forestry exports. This will increase efficiency in the sector and help MPI to reach its 2025 goals of doubling primary sector exports.
This year’s conference was held at the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.
MPI has sponsored Doug Avery, a well-known New Zealand farmer, to trial a series of short videos. The videos will share Doug’s experiences with getting through tough times, and encourage farmers to adopt new farm management practices. They’ll promote resilience, and encourage farmers to prepare for future agriculture challenges. These are presented under Doug’s brand, Resilient Farmer.
Who to contact
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