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Government Industry Agreement (GIA) 

GIA operates as a partnership between primary industry and government to manage pests and diseases that could badly damage New Zealand's primary industries, economy, and environment.

Under GIA, Signatories share the decision-making, responsibilities and costs of preparing for – and responding to – biosecurity incursions. By working in partnership, industry and government can achieve better biosecurity outcomes.

Find out more about GIA or how to become a GIA Signatory.

Q&A: Dr John Hellstrom
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Widely known as one of the leaders of biosecurity in New Zealand, Dr John Hellstrom’s involvement in the industry spans almost half a century. The GIA Secretariat caught up with him following the conclusion of his role as chair of the GIA interim FMD Council, to talk about the changes he's seen during his career, and his views on New Zealand's biosecurity system. Read more

Australian plant biosecurity RD&E forum looks cross-sectoral priorities
The GIA Secretariat recently supported Gisele Irvine to attend and represent GIA partners at the Plant Biosecurity Research Development & Extension (RD&E) Priorities Forum, held in Victoria, Australia. The two-day event, run by Plant Health Australia (PHA), brought together around 90 participants to identify the top cross-sectoral priorities for research in Australia.

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The consultation phase on the future direction of New Zealand's biosecurity system - Biosecurity 2025 - is underway. MPI is holding public meetings and hui in various locations around the country over the next two weeks. We strongly encourage you to get to one of the meetings. Read more

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Upcoming events

Romeo Bragato Conference & Wine Awards
24-26 August 2016

GIA Deed Governance Group Meeting
26 August - Wellington

Beekeepers Field-day
27 August - Lincoln University

Global G.A.P Summit Amsterdam
27 August - Amsterdam

Foot and Mouth Disease Council Meeting (GIA)
6 September - Wellington

 

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To report suspected exotic land, freshwater and marine pests, or exotic disease in plants or animals, call the MPI hotline:

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