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

 


Ngātiwai invited to join MPI’s National Response Training

5 May 2014

Ngātiwai invited to join MPI’s National Response Training

When Resource Management Assistant Dane Karapu attends the National Response Training (NRT) workshop at Auckland Airport this week it will be confirmation of Ngātiwai gaining a new position in the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) National Biosecurity response unit.

“There are individuals from other Iwi that have previously done this training, but this time we have been invited to participate at an Iwi level,” Dane says.

“It reflects the interest and involvement we constantly show in environmental issues like the recent Queensland Fruit Fly scare, the current problems around the Kauri Dieback and other pests like the Sea Squirt, Manchurian Rice and the Mediterreanean Fan Worm infestations.”

Ngātiwai Resource Management Unit manager Clive Stone says the invitation came about through working consistently with Governmental agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DoC, and MPI.

“For us it is about building meaningful quality relationships not just with the agencies, but also with the people who work for them,” Clive says.

“The best part about Dane going down to the NRT workshop is that it signifies that we have gone from previously being stakeholders in national environmental issues to now becoming participants.”

The invitation came about through the Ngātiwai Resource Management Unit questioning MPI officials on they way they handled the response to the recent Queensland fruit fly scares.

“From our point of view Ngātiwai were ideally placed to carry out the trap-setting, monitoring and other functions during those incidents rather than bringing in people from other cities who didn’t carry local knowledge or specific cultural values,” Dane says.

“Their Natonal Biosecurity Capability Network (NBCN) manager Andrew Sanders agreed with us and he recommended Ngātiwai could in future fill all the required positions which is how this invitation came about for Ngātiwai to join them.”

Dane, who will be training as an Operations Manager, says the hui provides a big opportunity for Ngātiwai to build capacity for biosecurity response in the Taitokerau region.

“It is the starting point in what we hope will be a major opportunity for Ngātiwai to become involved in the multi-billion dollar primary industries sector. I’m really looking forward to this experience, and future possibilities,” says Dane.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Commerce: Supermarket Inquiry Finds No Breaches By Countdown

The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found nothing to warrant prosecution, although it warns supermarkets to take care in the way they communicate... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Flags ‘Challenge’ To Budget Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning next month’s half yearly fiscal and economic update from the Treasury may not forecast a budget surplus, saying that returning the government’s accounts to surplus in 2015 will be “a challenge”, given the decline in commodity prices and weak global inflation. More>>

ALSO:

March 2015: Netflix To Launch In Australia And New Zealand

World’s Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese (Is Up): Dairy Product Prices Fall To Five-Year Low

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction to the lowest level in more than five years, led by declines in rennet casein and skim milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Australians Scoring Trade Points Against Us With The Chinese

It hasn’t been a great year for Trade Minister Tim Groser... To top it off, Australia has just signed a FTA with China that has far better provisions on dairy exports than what New Zealand currently enjoys in our own FTA with China. More>>

ALSO:

Iwi & Local Consultation: Oil And Gas Block Offer 2015 Begins

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2015 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits. More>>

Industrial Action: Stats NZ Throwing Public Money Away Duplicating Data

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Statistics NZ are throwing money away by collecting the same data twice for official statistics such as the Consumer Price Index... As part of the ongoing industrial action, field interviewers who are PSA members are continuing to collect data, but are not sending it through to Statistics NZ. More>>

ALSO:

Other Stats:

Space: Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing On A Comet

After more than a decade traveling through space, a robotic lander built by the European Space Agency has made the first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a comet. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news