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 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.
The 'Dairy Business of the Year' competition has now ended. The Supreme Winner of all finalists was Sulzberger Farms Ltd, from Taranaki.
Entrants in the competition were judged on farm profitability, as well as environmental and people management. Each farm was analysed and benchmarked against others in their region – providing valuable information about their business strengths and weaknesses.
Entrants engaged with and learned from other leading dairy farmers through a series of events, including field days held on finalists' farms.
MPI was once again a gold sponsor for this event, as in 2016.
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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