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November Deed Governance Group meeting

The Transitional Deed Governance Group met on 3 November. A separate report from this meeting is available here.


Forestry joins GIA Biosecurity partnership
Associate Minister Jo Goodhew, Minister Nathan Guy, FOA Chief Executive David Rhodes, Lindsay Bulman of Scion Research. Read more

GIA Mandate Forum
About 40 primary industry and MPI representatives attended the GIA Mandate Forum in Wellington to learn more about the GIA mandate process on 29 October. Read more

Onion industry joins GIA biosecurity partnership
On Friday 9 October, Onions New Zealand Inc signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at Pukekohe, becoming the first vegetable group and the sixth Signatory to sign the Deed. Read more


September Governance Group meeting

The Transitional Deed Governance Group (TDGG) met on 1 September.  Discussion focused on objectives for GIA and the Secretariat for 15/16 and beyond; the scheduled review of the Deed (to be looked at in 2016), lessons from the Auckland fruit fly response, and the next full meeting of TDGG which is scheduled for 3 November 2015.

More information:

See more at: TDGG Meeting Report 01 September 


GIA Mandate Forum 2015 announced

The next forum will be held in Wellington on 29 October 2015. This event will be a targeted action planning workshop for sectors that have not yet signed the GIA Deed but who are working out how they go about signing, working out their commitments, and seeking mandate from their membership.

Please note: if your sector has already signed the Deed or is well through the process of making a decision on whether or not to join, you won't need to attend. If you would like to discuss whether it would be beneficial for you to attend, please get in touch with Steve (

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