E-diary notices: 26 January 2024

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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. 

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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This week’s notices: 

Food & Fibre Discovery Challenge

B+LNZ has partnered with NZ Young Farmers to deliver the ‘Food & Fibre Discovery Challenge’ for attendees of the Southern (Waimumu) and Central District (Feilding) Field Days. This is a chance for secondary school pupils, leavers, and career changers to hear more about career opportunities across the sector. Schools and students can pre-register here.

Take the next step in your farming career – apply for B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

Apply now for the nationwide 2024 B+LNZ Generation Next Programme. Aimed at young farmers (under 45) actively working on a sheep and beef farm, the free programme is all about giving you the skills to take the next step in your farming career. By taking part in three workshops across six months, you'll learn about financial management, new tech, developing better decision making skills and much more. Visit the B+LNZ website to learn more and apply here. Applications close 16 February 2024.

New dam safety rules coming in May

If you have a large water storage dam on your property you should be aware of new dam safety regulations coming into effect on 13 May 2024. Dams over a specific height and volume threshold will be certifiable, meaning there will be requirements including engineering auditing and certification to ensure the dam is safe. The new rules won’t impact most farmers but those with classifiable dams are likely to face significant costs. More info is available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website, including a short video, and you can contact MBIE or your regional council with any questions.