E-diary notices: 21 June 2024

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E-diary 21 June 2024

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. 

If there’s something you want to know specific to your region, contact your local extension manager – find their details here

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See elsewhere on our website for other e-diary info: 

This week’s notices: 

B+LNZ Awards entries open

Entries are open for the 2024 B+LNZ Awards which celebrates the people, innovation, science and technologies that make New Zealand’s red meat sector world-leading. Help shine a spotlight on our people and our sector. Think about the people in your circles making an impact and nominate them for one of the eight B+LNZ Awards categories. Learn more here.

Shepherdess Magazine winter edition out now

The winter edition of Shepherdess Magazine is now available, order your copy here. B+LNZ supports Shepherdess Magazine and uses this channel, among others, to highlight positive stories and initiatives in the sheep and beef sector.

Taranaki Regional Council water quality targets – have your say 

Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) is consulting on water quality targets as part of the new Land and Freshwater Plan development. They are holding a series of in-person drop-in sessions where you can share your views. While B+LNZ will provide feedback, it is crucial for the Council to hear directly from rural communities. Key points the Council needs to hear from you are:

  • Are the proposed targets achievable in your catchment?
  • Examples of costs and impacts these targets could have on the ground for farming businesses and communities.
  • Are the goals these targets are trying to achieve a true reflection of what your community wants to see?

See the TRC website for details about the proposed targets and where to attend a Council drop-in session.

The Bitches’ Box is back

The hilarious comedy duo is bringing The Bitches’ Box: Episode Four to the Macnab Domain Hall, Upokongaro at 6pm, Saturday, 6 July. This not to be missed show has been described as comedy genius, brilliantly written and executed. Supported by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the Rural Support Trust and the Whanganui River Catchment Collective, tickets are only $15 and include a bbq meal. Drinks will also be available. For more information and to secure tickets follow the Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust on Facebook.