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Biosecurity Readiness & Response User Guide

Friday, August 12th, 2022

Biosecurity Readiness & Response User Guide for the Seed and Grain Industry

The NZGSTA is a partner in the Seed Grain Readiness (SGRR) entity, along with the Foundation for Arable Research, United Wheat Growers, NZ Flour Millers Association and Federated Farmers NZ.

SGRR was formed to work with the Government to manage biosecurity readiness and response activities. And to prepare against imported pests and disease threats to our NZ seed and grain industry (ie all seeds, forage and non-forage, cereals and pulses).

Under the SGRR arrangement, MPI and industry partners work together, with equal say, to determine decisions around biosecurity activities and to share any costs (with Government and recovered by way of a special biosecurity levy yet to be set), on a case by case basis.

The attached document “Seed & Grain Readiness and Response Readiness Framework User Guide” sets out how our readiness framework will work in the event of an incursion of an unwanted pest or organism.

SGRR User Guide – DRAFT WEB DP (v6)

Seed Companies play their Part

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Horticulture New Zealand

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http://Seed companies play their part | Horticulture New Zealand — Ahumāra Kai Aotearoa (

Farmers shape a high value, high protein ….

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

June 25, 2022

Farmers share a high value, high protein, low emissions future after meat and dairy

Government and industry investment could seed a new plant-based protein industry important to New Zealand’s survival on the global food market, according to a PwC report today

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End Point Royalties – April 2022

Monday, April 4th, 2022

End Point Royalties as at April 2022

End Point Royalties – April 2022

Unite Against Covid 19

Friday, December 17th, 2021

In line with the New Zealand Government Regulations the Seed Industry Office requires all visitors to the office to sign in using the Covid Tracer App or manual sign in, be vaccinated and provide a valid NZ Covid vaccine pass.






End Point Royalties 2021

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

End Point Royalties 2021

End Point Royalties 2021

New Zealand Seed Certification September 2021 Update

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

New Zealand Seed Certification Scheme information update

September 2021

NZSA Industry Update Sept 2021

NZGSTA Biosecurity Officer: Position Description

Friday, August 6th, 2021

NZGSTA Biosecurity Officer and or Manager Position Description:

Biosecurity Officer – Seek Ad

SGRR Biosecurity Manager: Position Description

Friday, August 6th, 2021

SGRR – Biosecurity Officer and or Manager Role: Position Description

Biosecurity Officer – Seek Ad

Newsletter – July/August 2021

Friday, July 30th, 2021

View the July/August 2021 newsletter by clicking the link below:

Topics include:

  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Seed Certification Information System Co-ordinator
  • Agronomist of the Year Award
  • Glyphosate: Call for Information
  • Biosecurity NZ Border Clearance Services
  • Tomato Seed Exports and PepMV
  • Plant Variety Rights Bill
  • NZ/UK FTA in August
  • New Zealand Seed Authority – Update
  • New Zealand Seed Authority Certified Seed Certification Processes
  • Fit for a better World Update
  • Plant Germplasm Import Council – Update
  • AIMI Maize report
  • Arable Report
  • Grains & Pulses Forum
  • 2022 ISTA Congress – Update
  • NZGSTA Annual Conference Registrations Open
  • MPI Tour of Franklin
  • Membership Applications