Consultation underway on the proposed plant production biosecurity scheme
New Zealand plant producers are driving development of an industry biosecurity scheme to detect pests and pathogens and prevent their spread.
In November 2017, MPI commissioned New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) to lead development of the scheme, placing plant producers at the forefront of New Zealand’s biosecurity efforts.
Over the past six months, an NZPPI team has worked with industry members, MPI and other stakeholders to design a plant production biosecurity standard and manual.
The proposal is now ready for industry consultation and feedback – the Scheme proposals and consultation materials are available on NZPPI’s website here: www.nzppi.co.nz/ppbs. Specifically:
We seek your feedback on the design proposal, and several specific issues, on or before Friday 6 July.
This month we’ll host several meetings for industry members to gather and provide feedback. Our team is keen to understand your thoughts about the proposed Scheme and collaborate with you to develop a common sense, workable solution.
Please join us on:
- 11 June – Christchurch, Antarctic Centre
- 13 June – Auckland, Quality Hotel Lincoln Green
- 14 June – Tauranga, Hotel Armitage
- 19 June – Dunedin, Airport Conference Centre
- 20 June – Nelson, Grand Mercure Monaco Resort
- 21 June – Palmerston North, Awapuni Function Centre
All meetings run from 11am to 3pm and include a light lunch.
Please RSVP to Frances Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye on NZPPI’s website (nzppi.co.nz) for further updates and contact Matt Dolan (027 6229255, email@example.com) or John Liddle (021 370168, firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.