Christmas 2018 Edition

Date 21 December 2018

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Pim Borren 250x205A MESSAGE FROM PIM

2018 has been a significant year for OSPRI and our NAIT and TBfree programmes. Thanks to all the hard-working farmers and wider industry for your support and commitment towards building our national livestock traceability capability and, the progress we’ve made with TBfree eradication. Be safe and enjoy the break with family and friends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Pim Borren, Chief Executive OSPRI

 

FUTURE-PROOFING NAIT

Early 2019, OSPRI will be undertaking a consultation on NAIT device standards. This is an extension of the NAIT review consultation and reflects recommendations from that. The proposals are intended to strengthen the current NAIT system with third party providers to come under closer scrutiny with performance monitoring, audits, and accreditation requirements which meet with international standards.

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FARMERS’ FAVOURITES IN 2018

During 2018, OSPRI produced a suite of videos and animations to support and inform our stakeholders and farmer/industry audiences. The NAIT ‘how to register your farm location’ animation was the most popular with over 1200 views. The top 5 were:

  1. NAIT location (animation)
  2. TBfree - ferrets help track TB (video)
  3. TB wildlife surveys (video)
  4. Biodiversity/pest control (video)
  5. NAIT PICA responsibilities (animation)

TBFREE POPULAR TOPIC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Thanks to all those people who contributed to our Facebook page in 2018. There was one milestone with our ‘South Westland TBfree ops’ post reaching over 20,000 people and generating 2200+ engagements. The top five posts were

  1. TBfree South Westland ops
  2. TBfree safe dogs
  3. TBfree possum control
  4. TBfree surveillance
  5. NAIT call to action

STAYING SAFE ON THE JOB

Summer brings Health & Safety risks at work and home that need managing. Good guidance on the top critical risks to watch out for, and advice on managing them, is available this short video:

NEED HELP DURING THE FESTIVE BREAK?

You’ll find what you need at ospri.co.nz but if you have further queries on NAIT and TBfree, our team is available every weekday, apart from the public holidays, on 0800 482 463.

  • 24 December: 8am-4:30pm
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • 26 December: closed
  • 27 December: 8am-4:30pm
  • 28 December: 8am-4:30pm
  • 31 December: 8am-4:30pm
  • 1 January: closed
  • 2 January: closed
  • 3 January: 8am-4:30pm
  • 4 January: 8am-4:30pm

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