NAIT workshops to support farmers

Date 14 September 2020

Farmers around the country are set to learn more about the basics of National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) in a joint OSPRI and Dairy Women’s Network workshop series.

The free three-hour sessions will cover the registration process and how to keep up to date with recording animal movements. Attendees will receive one-on-one help with their own NAIT accounts as part of the workshop.

NAIT is a primary on-farm tool for animal disease management to protect New Zealand’s biodiversity and food safety systems.

These workshops have been planned for anyone who is in charge of animals or who looks after animals, whether they have previously used the NAIT tool or not.

Vivienne Larsen, OSPRI Service Delivery General Manager for the lower South Island, said the NAIT tool was vital to help protect New Zealand’s biodiversity and food safety system.

“We’re excited to partner with Dairy Women’s Network and bring these workshops to its members.

 “We want people to walk away from these workshops with the confidence to use NAIT and keep their accounts current – this is important so animal movements can be traced to help minimise the effects of any potential biodiversity risk and maintain New Zealand’s reputation as a safe food-producing country.” 

The series starts in Opunake on 24 September and carries on to Putaruru, Reefton, Gore, Omakau, Rotorua, Te Kauwhata, Dunsandel, Orari and Edgecumbe.

 

Region

Date

Venue

Address

Time

Webpage

Taranaki

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sandford Event Center

156 Tasman Street, Opunake

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-taranaki/

South Waikato

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Central Kids Early Education

4-6 Glenshea Street, Putaruru

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-south-waikato/

Gore

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Heartland Hotel Croydon

100 Waimea Street, Gore

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-gore/

Central Otago

Friday, October 16, 2020

Omakau Golf Club

23 Alton Street, Omakau

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-central-otago/

Rotorua

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Farm Source Reporoa

2 Birch Road, RD 2, Reporoa

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-rotorua/

West Coast

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

St John's Reefton

8 Smith Street, Reefton

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-west-coast/

North Waikato

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Firepot Café

1063 Gordonton Road, Hamilton

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-north-waikato/

Selwyn

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Dunsandel Community Centre

1456 Tramway Road, Dunsandel

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-selwyn/

South Canterbury

Friday, October 30, 2020

Cafe Mes Amis

Orari Station Road, Orari

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-south-canterbury/

Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Edgecumbe Fonterra

520 Awakeri Road, Edgecumbe

10:00am till 1:30pm

https://www.dwn.co.nz/espresso_events/nait-basics-bay-of-plenty/