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The next Biosecurity Forum will be held in Wellington on 5 March 2014. The Forum is open to open to all organisations that are likely to have an interest in joining the GIA.
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MPI's Annual Report 2012/13 released

The Ministry for Primary Industries today released its annual report for the 2012/13 financial year.  It can be found on the MPI website's publication page.  The report summarises the Ministry's achievements over the 2012/13 year and describes progress it has made towards achieving the strategic outcomes outlined in Our Strategy 2030.


Communicating the GIA - information available for industry organisations

Materials to help Industry organisations communicate the GIA and biosecurity story to their members and stakeholders have been prepared by the GIA Secretariat.  Contact us if you would like to use a generic presentation on the Deed ahead of it being posted on this site.

If you have news items you would like to post on this site, please contact the GIA Secretariat.


GIA Deed released, awaiting Cabinet approval

The GIA Deed has been released to industry boards for consideration.  Penned by a working group of industry and government representatives, it outlines the principles and processes of the GIA and what Signatories' obligations will be. The Deed will be distributed more widely later in 2013 following approval by Cabinet.

Industry leaders rate biosecurity their key priority

Industry leaders rate biosecurity their key priority

Biosecurity has been rated by a roundtable of more than 100 primary sector industry leaders as the most critical of 15 issues facing agribusiness in New Zealand .

The first volume of the 2013 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda focuses on the big issues facing the sector, with biosecurity at number one, and rating a massive 9.3 out of 10 as the most urgent priority requiring immediately implementation.

The report identifies that the limitations of New Zealand's current biosecurity systems have been highlighted by the recent Psa incursion in the kiwifruit sector, as well as a 2013 report from the Auditor General on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ level of response preparedness.

There is a clear view in the report that industry needs to take greater ownership of the biosecurity  system to ensure that relevant risks are identified and managed appropriately: 

"They need to step up – and take greater interest in, and ownership of, the issues and their management. Most leaders we talked to were supportive of their industry sectors seeking to achieve a comprehensive GIA with MPI. This would increase the focus and engagement around an issue that for most producers is an uninsurable risk which could have catastrophic impact on their business."

Read the full KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2013 (Volume 1 The State of the Nation) here (link below):

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