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Mānawatia a Matariki! Now is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our wonderful potato, as we reach the middle of winter in Aotearoa New Zealand. Matariki is a period of celebration and festivities, to gather and reconnect with each other. The busy harvest season is over so let food and feasting be a central element so get together and share the fruits of your harvest.
We’ve had fantastic attendance and robust feedback from all 3 regional grower insights meetings. Notes on issues, opportunities and actions can be requested by members or by trusted advisors.
Please contact Trzzn.Pneebyy@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
Pest & disease
PNZ are engaging with industry on 2 pest & disease issues in the next few weeks.
CPLI will present Psyllid-liberibacter project updates to industry in Ashburton this coming week, 28th June, 3pm.
PNZ will be in Pukekohe on the 1st July for a special forum on Potato Tuber Moth. See the website for details.
PNZ 2022 Strategy and Business Plan
A reminder this is now available on the website and many of you will also have received a printed version by now.
PNZ Industry Values and Overview has also now been updated on the website using our 2021 data.
PNZ COMMS & ENGAGEMENT
PNZ AGM & conference
23rd & 24th August
Website is live & registrations open.
We’re excited to host some global experts face-to-face and with a pre-recorded presentation this year.
Interested sponsors please email Trzzn.Pneebyy@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
PINZ 2022 are running a primary pan-sector event in July
Enhancing primary sector collaboration to achieve sustainable growth https://primaryindustries.co.nz/
Save the dates!!! Keep up-to-date with all PNZ industry events via our events page here. Some events may offer hybrid attendance options depending on the pandemic response.
Latest PNZ articles can be found here.
PNZ Covid-19 latest updates here.
Growers & their levy paying agents
Access our Biosecurity Emissions & Levy Information System via the website. Check the levies against your business name and that all your contact details are correct. If you need help registering to login, please email Nicola Loach.
REMINDER: NEW FORM READY to now complete your 2021-2022 Direct Sales Levy Form found on our website here.
For your reference the Commodity Levies Order can be read here.
Sustainable Vegetable Systems project read all the articles so far. Project reports can be found here.
CPLI Canterbury Psyllid Initiative read the news and info on this project which will benefit the whole industry. This includes the 2022 Canterbury CPLI Degree Days.
Potato Tuber Moth programme is getting into gear with field and shed walks, followed by a forum. See event listing for details.
Fall Armyworm – growers across the North Island are urged to keep a close eye out for caterpillars on volunteer maize and corn plants. Fall armyworm adults are nocturnal and most active during warm, humid evenings. Any suspicious finds can be reported via MPI’s online report form the https://www.findapest.nz/ app or the Pest and Disease hotline (0800 80 99 66).
A fact sheet on this pest can be downloaded here.
NZ Seed Potato Certification News
All required forms
Revised Tissue Culture & Mini Tuber Facilities (Mar 2022)
NZ Seed Rulebook & Revised 2022 NZ Registered Seed Lines
All NZ Seed Potato Guides & resources
All notices & newsletters
PNZ USEFUL LINKS
All forms here
R&D projects and more here
Grower Resources here
Seed Grower Resources here
Export statistics read here
Media articles here
We know growers are resilient and resourceful, however if needed please reach out for support.
PNZ 0800 399 674
Rural Support 0800 787 254
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris Claridge
Technical Manager Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
Administration & Finance Officer Nicola Loach
PNZ Agronomist Paula Lleras
NZ Seed Scheme Manager & Inspector Cyril Hickman
NZ Seed Scheme Inspector Tristan Hickman
PNZ Social Media Links
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