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

 

DINZ welcomes finalisation of AgResearch’s Future Footprint

Deer Industry New Zealand
Media Release
29 May 2014

DINZ welcomes finalisation of AgResearch’s Future Footprint

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) has welcomed announcements, made today by AgResearch, finalising the shape of its ‘Future Footprint’ restructuring.

DINZ Deputy Chair, Jerry Bell, said that it is important that the plan is now finalised, giving certainty to the staff who will be affected, and DINZ was satisfied that the final changes to ‘Future Footprint’ were significant and a good outcome for both Invermay and the deer industry.

“While we accepted the strategic rationale for Future Footprint, we have been concerned throughout that such strategic change can be very disruptive and can contribute to a loss of important people. In that context, it’s great to draw a line under the process.”

Mr Bell said that DINZ was also supportive of the final detail announced by AgResearch, which struck a good balance between central co-location of shared science resources and regional locations for farm systems scientists.

“AgResearch gave a commitment from day one to the provision of on-farm deer research and we are very pleased that they have chosen to retain the Invermay farm for this purpose. It is a wonderful facility and will of course be handily located for the deer farm systems team that AgResearch has announced will be strengthened and retained at Invermay.”

Along with other southern farmers, many deer farmers had expressed concerns about the Future Footprint strategy and the potential for loss of capability and connection between researchers and local farmers. Mr Bell said that DINZ was aware of these but had preferred one-on-one discussions with AgResearch rather than public debate.

“We feel that we have had a good engagement with AgResearch throughout its consultation process and that we’ve had effective discussions. I hope other deer farmers will agree that the final outcome addresses many of their concerns about deer capability and connection with the southern deer farming heartland”.

“We wish AgResearch and its staff well in the process to implement Future Footprint now it has been finalised”.

[ends]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Primary Sector Council Report: Vision To Unite The Primary Sector Launched

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has welcomed the release of a bold new vision for the country’s vital food and fibre sector. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Treasury HYEFU Sees Deficit Then Rising Surpluses

An operating balance before gains and losses deficit of $0.9 billion is forecast in the current year, before returning to a small surplus in 2020/21 which then grows to reach $5.9 billion (1.5% of GDP) in 2023/24. More>>

ALSO:

Fuels Rushing In: Govt "Ready To Act" On Petrol Market Report

The Government will now take the Commerce Commission’s recommendations to Cabinet...
• A more transparent wholesale pricing regime • Greater contractual freedoms and fairer terms • Introducing an enforceable industry code of conduct • Improve transparency of premium grade fuel pricing... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank Capital Review Decision: Increased Bank Capital Requirements

Governor Adrian Orr said the decisions to increase capital requirements are about making the banking system safer for all New Zealanders, and will ensure bank owners have a meaningful stake in their businesses. More>>

ALSO: