E-diary notices: 15 March 2024

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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: 

BREAKING NEWS: Significant Natural Areas requirement to be suspended 

Yesterday the Government announced it is suspending the requirement for councils to comply with the Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) provisions of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity for three years while it replaces the Resource Management Act (RMA). B+LNZ has welcomed the announcement and looks forward to working with the Government on its planned review of SNAs, including the criteria. Read our media release.

Tune into B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting livestream

B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting and Showcase will be held on 19 March in Nelson. If you are wanting to listen but unable to attend the meeting in-person, you can watch the livestream on this webpage from 2.15pm.

B+LNZ Northern North Island director election result

Te Pahu farmer and current B+LNZ Mid-Northern North Island Farmer Council Chair Phil Weir has been elected to the B+LNZ Board in the Northern North Island (NNI) electorate. In the election as part of the 2024 B+LNZ Annual Meeting process, Weir received 4,834 weighted votes while his opponent Peter Moore received 1,500 weighted votes – a winning margin of 3,334. Outgoing NNI director Martin Coup announced his retirement in November 2023 and will be formally farewelled after the annual meeting. Read more in the media release.

Apply now for Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme 

Applications are now open for the second intake of the 2024 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, designed for individuals passionate about evolving as change leaders within the food and fibre sector. The programme provides essential strategic, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The programme runs for 18 days in-person and is spread over six months. Visit the official website to learn more and apply. The application deadline is 14 April, and the programme begins on 18 June.

NZ Young Farmers Club discounted memberships

New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) is offering $50 memberships across the country for a limited time if you sign up before 31 March 2024. There are 60 clubs across New Zealand hosting a range of social gatherings for young rural people to connect with their peers. Learn more and sign up here. B+LNZ and NZYF have entered into a Community Partnership to help attract and retain young people in the sheep and beef sector.

Farm Without Harm campaign

B+LNZ is supporting Farm Without Harm’s campaign to put the brakes on vehicle-related harm. Have you had a close call? Has something happened to someone you know? What are you doing to keep you or your people safer on farm? Give the team at Farm Without Harm your two cents by 25 March and it could be worth $500. Have your say here.