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 proud to sponsor the keynote speaker for the NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards 2018.
The timber design awards recognise excellence in timber engineering and innovation, and high-quality building design. They celebrate the high performing architects and engineers creating demand for engineered wood through its use in residential and commercial buildings.
The awards evening will be held on 20 September 2018 at the Grand Millenium Hotel in Auckland. The keynote speaker, Dr Helen Anderson (Chair of BRANZ), is an expert on rebuilding after earthquakes, and will be talking about the advantages of tall timber buildings.
MPI, through Biosecurity New Zealand, is proud to be a sponsor of the ECO Conference 2018 – Communities protecting nature: Practice, policy and law.
The conference will include several areas of interest to Biosecurity New Zealand: biosecurity and the environment, improved land use and water quality, and community cooperation and involvement.
We'll be supporting biosecurity sessions at the conference and related regional workshops following the event. These will help us to engage with the community, environmental groups, and others about biosecurity issues and the Biosecurity 2025 programme.
The conference is being held at the Pukemokimoki Marae in Napier, New Zealand from 7 to 9 September 2018. Workshops will be held in regional locations across New Zealand through to 2019.
MPI is a proud sponsor of Whenua Ora - National Māori Engagement Programme, a national programme to support and encourage young Māori to enter the primary industries.
The programme was developed by Whenua Kura – a trust that aims to grow the next generation of Māori leaders in the primary sector. Whenua Kura works with iwi, tertiary education providers, employers and government agencies to support Māori through education and career development. MPI sponsorship allows the programme to extend to more regions and to focus on primary industries that are relevant to each region.
MPI is a sponsor and programme partner of the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, which is run by the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust. The programme works at developing leaders for rural and agri-food sectors. Its main focus is on building leadership ability, confidence, and critical thinking skills, and on understanding economic, environmental, and industry contexts.
The programme is run 2 times each year - starting in January and June. Application dates are available on the programme's website.
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
If you have questions about MPI sponsorships, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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