E-diary notices: 4 April 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: 

Government announcement of independent review on methane targets

This week the Government announced, as part of its second quarter action plan, that it would commence an independent review of the methane science and targets for consistency with no additional warming from agricultural methane emissions. B+LNZ welcomes this review as it shows the Government understands the importance of getting this right, reflecting the latest science and not putting New Zealand’s economy at risk. Research we commissioned last year by leading climate scientists clearly showed the current methane targets are too high, and are asking methane to go far beyond no additional warming. We’ll send farmers an email next week with more information on this and other recent policy announcements, and how you can have input.

Congratulations to the new Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chefs

B+LNZ Incorporated, the domestic marketing branch for NZ beef and lamb, has announced the four new Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chefs to be the voices of Beef + Lamb New Zealand in the foodservice space for the next two years. They are: Cameron Davies from The Fat Duck (Te Anau), Chetan Pangam from One80° Restaurant (Wellington), Dean Thompson from Schnappa Rock (Tutukaka), and Mrinal Ghosal from Mudbrick Restaurant (Waiheke Island). Congratulations!

Comedy show in cyclone-hit regions

Farmstrong and the Rural Support Trust (RST) are bringing the ‘Bitches’ Box: Episode 4’ comedy show to flood-affected rural communities around the North Island, including Northland, Tairāwhiti, Wairarapa, Tararua and Manawatū. The shows provide a chance for farmers and growers to have a fun night out with friends off farm after an incredibly challenging year. Book tickets on Farmstrong’s website. B+LNZ works with both Farmstrong and RST to support farmers’ wellbeing.