E-diary notices: 10 November 2023

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

This page contains this week’s e-diary national notices. 

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This week’s notices: 

Preparing for El Niño resource 

The Ministry for Primary Industries has prepared a resource to help farmers prepare for the predicted El Niño weather pattern this summer. B+LNZ is part of a National Adverse Events Committee and the resource contains a link to B+LNZ Knowledge Hub resources. Access the MPI resource here.

Biodiversity credits consultation submission

B+LNZ has provided feedback to the Government on its consultation about a possible credit system to incentivise the protection and restoration of indigenous biodiversity and how this could be implemented. In our submission, which was informed by a farmer survey we ran in October and was done jointly with Deer Industry New Zealand, we provide high-level feedback instead of talking about the detail of how a credits system could work. We argue that farmers need greater recognition for their work protecting and enhancing biodiversity and provide some preliminary thinking on how this could be incentivised. Read the submission

We’re still after your sheep poo in your region  

You can play your part in shaping the future tools and solutions for Facial Eczema (FE) management in New Zealand just by taking a walk in a paddock. B+LNZ is embarking on this first of its kind study, to understand how widespread FE is across New Zealand. Read our media release for more information.

Whenua Haumanu open day registration 

This is a FREE field day at our Massey University farmlets.  Come and explore what Whenua Haumanu is all about,  find out more here.

Country trails newsletter

Farmers and rural communities wanting to promote their tourism activity can do so for free through the NZ Country Trails online platform. The platform publishes a monthly newsletter, which can be accessed here. B+LNZ is proudly supporting NZ Country Trails to help farmers connect their on-farm experiences with travellers.