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The 2018 Vegetables NZ Inc. (VNZI) Annual General Meeting and Horticulture Conference held in Christchurch earlier this week was a very successful event. 

The feedback from Monday’s Vegetable Sector speaker sessions, AGM, Horticulture Conference speakers and field trips was very positive.  Thank you to all those who attended!

An update on the outcome of the two, confidential value weighted votes, Remit 7 and Remit 8 follows:

Remit 7

That Vegetable New Zealand Inc. members support the proposal for a separate biosecurity levy, to be set by the VNZI Board at its discretion, which will initially be set at a rate of 0.05% with a maximum rate of 0.20% of gate sales value, for application to GIA readiness and response related expenditure, and only applied if at the Board’s discretion such expenditure is required. 

Remit 7 - Result

 

For  

Against

 

Grower Vote

96%

4%

 

Value Vote

99%

1%

Remit 8

That Vegetables New Zealand Inc. members support and approve the VNZI Board making decisions on behalf of members in respect of negotiating and signing Operational Agreements as may be required under the GIA and authorising the payment of other related biosecurity expenses. 

Remit 8 - Result

 

For  

Against

 

Grower Vote

96%

4%

 

Value Vote

99%

1%

This positive result will enhance the Vegetables NZ Inc. and Ministry for Primary Industries working partnership in meeting the demands of biosecurity risk in New Zealand going forward.

For your information - all other Remits, i.e. Remits 1-6 and 9 were agreed unanimously.

Thank you to those who attended the VNZI AGM and Horticulture Conference, we look forward to see you all again next year! 


 

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