The Ministry for Primary Industries sponsors a range of community events, conferences, and awards. Click on a subject box for more information.
Events sponsored by MPI
Te Uru Rākau (a part of MPI) is sponsoring the New Zealand Institute of Forestry's 2019 ANZIF (Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Foresters) Conference. The conference is jointly run by the Institute of Foresters of Australia.
The conference provides up-to-date information to forestry professionals. It includes a mentoring session, field trips, and also has a student focus.
Ko Tātou – This Is Us is sponsoring the BUGS: Our Backyard Heroes exhibition. The exhibition provides hands-on education for families, focussing on insects and their role in nature. It aims to make people more aware of biosecurity, and how certain insects are good or bad to New Zealand's environment.
Learning outcomes include getting people more informed and involved in protecting New Zealand from pests and diseases. This fits in with our Biosecurity 2025 strategy of getting all New Zealanders taking action to protect the country.
The exhibition will run from 29 June to 18 September 2019.
MPI is proud to support the Ahuwhenua Trophy Te Puni Kо̄kiri Excellence in Māori Farming Award.
Eugene and Pania King from Kiroroa Station, Matawai, were announced as the winners on 24 May. The awards dinner was at the Gisborne Showgrounds and Event Centre.
The awards acknowledge and celebrate Māori excellence in farming and the significant role Māori play in New Zealand's primary industries.
The competition is held annually, alternating each year between 'dairy' and 'sheep and beef'. The 2019 competition is for Māori sheep and beef farmers.
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.
Who to contact
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