1 November 2018 – Email received from NAIT

From: NAITsubs2018 <[email protected]>
Date: 30 October 2018 at 2:13:33 PM NZDT
To: NAITsubs2018 <[email protected]>
Subject: heads-up from MPI – consultation on NAIT regulatory changes starts today

Kia ora.

This message is to give you a heads-up about MPI’s consultation on NAIT changes.

Today MPI launched its public consultation on proposals for change to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act and regulations.

These proposals came out of the recent OSPRI-led NAIT Review, and the response to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

As well as the specific proposals, the document contains a discussion section (without any firm proposals). This section is asking for views and feedback on ensuring NAIT is fit for the future, as the system evolves. One area discussed is Potentially bringing other species in to the NAIT scheme.

I wanted to draw your attention to this so that you can inform your interest groups to look out for the consultation and respond. We are keen to receive feedback on this topic  from a wide range of submitters. We encourage everyone with an interest in the future of NAIT to make a submission.

You can find the document and more information on MPI’s website at:  www.mpi.govt.nz/NAITconsultation

The consultation runs for 8 weeks and closes on 19 December. There is also an online submission form.

Ngā mihi,

 NAIT Policy team


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29 June 2018

From: MPI Mycoplasma Bovis Response Liaison <[email protected]> On Behalf Of MPI Mycoplasma Bovis Response Liaison

Fonterra – Biosecurity Key points – farm visits

28 May 2018

New Zealand Plans to Eradicate Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Bovis
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern releases government plan for eradication of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis at news conference in Wellington.
Says govt and farmers have agreed phased eradication plan
Cost estimated at NZ$886m over 10 years
Govt to meet 68% of cost, Dairy NZ and Beef+Lamb NZ to meet 32%
Estimate 126,000 cattle will be culled in addition to 26,000 cull already under way
Estimate 192 properties “will be depopulated”
Most of eradication in first two years
NOTE: Mycoplasma bovis is a bacterial infection that affects the health of cattle but doesn’t infect humans; milk or beef from infected animals present no food safety risk
NOTE: New Zealand had about 6.5m dairy cattle in June 2017, according to government figures

Mark Fleming
Beef Chairman
Royal Agricultural Society
M: 027 298 0731
E: [email protected]

Farmer meeting presentation – 24 May 2018 http://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/28913-mpi-farmer-meeting-presentation-may-2018-web-version

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