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Biosecurity – it’s everyone’s business

Biosecurity – it’s everyone’s business, join the conversation

The Ministry for Primary Industries will be holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September, to give New Zealanders the opportunity to join a national conversation about managing biosecurity risks to New Zealand.

At the meetings, people will be asked their views about how we can all work together to keep New Zealand free from pests and diseases, because our lifestyles, livelihoods, environment, and the growth of our nation depend on it.

The meetings follow the launch last week of the “Biosecurity 2025” discussion document by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, which included invitations to New Zealanders to get involved in the biosecurity conversation.

The hui and public meetings will be in six centres and will run from 17 August to 1 September. Public submissions on the discussion document close 9 September 2016.

Media are also welcome to attend.

See the table below for time, date and venue details.

Biosecurity 2025 Public Meetings and Hui

CityDateTimeVenue information
Blenheim18 August11.00am – 2.00pmTBC
Wellington19 August10.00am – 1.00pmSt Andrews Hall, St Andrews Centre, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Tauranga23 August10.00am – 1.00pmNgati Ranginui Iwi Board Room, 51 Willow Street, Tauranga
Auckland25 August10.00am – 1.00pmMataatua Marae, 17 Killington Crescent, Mangere, Auckland

31 August10.00am – 1.00pmPehiaweri Marae, 99 Ngunguru Rd, Glenbervie, Whangarei
Christchurch1 September11.00 pm – 2.00 pmLincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Road, Lincoln
Public meetings
CityDateTimeVenue information
Nelson17 August2.00pm – 5.00pmHeadingly Centre, 452 Lower Queen St, Richmond, Nelson
Wellington19 August2.00 pm – 5.00 pmSt Andrews Hall, St Andrews Centre, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Tauranga22 August2.00pm – 5.00pmBay of Plenty Regional Council Chambers, 87 First Ave, Tauranga
Auckland24 August10.00am – 1.00pmAuckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland
Whangarei31 August2.00 pm – 5.00 pmNorthland Cricket Club, 79 Okara Drive, Kensington, Whangarei
Christchurch1 September2.30am – 5.30pmLincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Rd, Lincoln

Māori, stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend either or both the hui or public meeting in any centre around the country. Meetings and hui will be 2 to 3 hours, with the duration determined by the level of interest expressed by attendees on the day.

A copy of the Biosecurity 2025 consultation document Protecting to grow New Zealand is available from the MPI websitewww.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity-2025 . Hard copy printed versions of the discussion document can be requested from biosecurity2025@mpi.govt.nz.

For further information about Biosecurity 2025:

Please contact MPI Media Phone 029 894 0328 or Email: media@mpi.govt.nz

For further information on the Biosecurity 2025 consultation process:

To find out more about the importance of biosecurity in New Zealand and the Biosecurity 2025 public consultation, go to:

o www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity-2025

o Twitter [#biosecurity2025]

o YouTube [Biosecurity – protecting to grow New Zealand]

o Sign up for a public meeting on Facebook (MPI)


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