Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Protect NZ Biosecurity Journalism Award

14 August 2003

Entries called for Protect NZ Biosecurity Journalism Award

Journalists who have written about or reported on any biosecurity issue in the past year are being invited to enter their work for the Protect New Zealand Biosecurity Journalism Award.

“We recognise that biosecurity issues related to exotic pests and diseases have now reached a point where they have a consistently high profile in the media and that there is a lot of commendable coverage. This award goes some way to recognising this,” says MAF Biosecurity Director Barry O'Neil.

The award is being run by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators with sponsorship from Protect New Zealand.

Entrants to the Protect New Zealand Biosecurity Journalism Award can submit a single, feature-length piece of work, or a series of four shorter items. Entries close on Friday 5 September and the $1000 prize will be presented at a function in Wellington in October.

Launched at the end of September 2001, the Protect New Zealand programme aims to inform people about biosecurity matters and how they can help protect New Zealand from unwanted pests and diseases. The campaign is government-funded and covers a wide range of government as well as non-government agencies and private sector organisations that deal with biosecurity issues.

The primary objectives of the Protect New Zealand programme are to:
- Improve understanding of what biosecurity is and why it is important
- Educate people about biosecurity risks
- Encourage people to become personally involved in protecting New Zealand’s biosecurity
- Inform people of how they can help reduce the risk of pests and diseases arriving and spreading in New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news