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Development scholarships for women leaders

Scholarship initiative to support leadership development for women in the Horticulture sector – Limited opportunities for 2017 intake available. Opportunities are available for women in the Horticulture sector to access up to $8,000 in scholarship funding to assist them to participate in a number of Australasia’s premier women’s development programs. The initiative is part of a nationwide push to support and elevate women leaders throughout the Horticulture sector.  Scholarships will be used to assist women leaders to participate in Women & Leadership Australia’s (WLA’s) flagship development programs, a number of which will be launching for the first time in New Zealand in early 2017. Please note scholarships are limited.  Scholarships are available at three management levels: Experienced senior and executive leaders are eligible to apply for an $8,000 partial scholarship to assist their participation in the Advanced Leadership Program. View the Advanced Leadership Program brochure here  Mid-level managers are eligible to apply for a $4,000 partial scholarship to assist their participation in the Executive Ready program. View the Executive Ready Program brochure here  Early career managers are eligible to apply for a $3,000 partial scholarship to assist their participation in the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program. View the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program brochure here  Please note: WLA programs are highly exclusive developmental experiences and admission into these programs requires successful application. Annual intakes are limited. To make a scholarship enquiry Click here for an Expression of Interest form. Please note: Following submission of your expression of interest form, a WLA scholarship advisor will make contact to provide further information.  Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact WLA’s head office on 1300 735 904 or via info@wla.edu.au. 

BOP Water Quantity proposed plan change open for submission

The Water Quantity plan will affect growers who take water from rivers, streams and aquifers as it will set the rules around the allocation, take and use of surface and ground water. You can find the proposed plan changes and other supporting documents on the Regional Council website. The Council are also maintaining a list of frequently asked questions. Some of the important changes for growers include: The registration of all permitted water takes. Enhanced water metering and reporting requirements. For properties less than 5 ha the amount of groundwater able to be taken without resource consent (permitted take) reduces from 35 cubic metres per day per property to 15 cubic metres per day per property NZ Avocado and NZKGI are supporting Horticulture NZ in the development of a submission to the proposed changes and would like to hear from affected growers. Submissions will be open for 40 days closing 14 December 2016.

Updates to Library Tray data

Library Tray data from the analysis of library trays taken between July to September 2016 is now available for growers who have submitted fruit during that period. To access this information, please visit www.agfirstbop.co.nz. Details to log into the Eurofins website: Although there has been a company name change, the website is still www.agfirstbop.co.nz. If you have not registered with Eurofins before, please email support@eurofinsbop.co.nzand include the following contact details: Contact name Landline Mobile phone number Email PPIN/s (please include all PPINs you own so that you can be linked to them all) You should receive your user login details within 24 hours, excluding weekends. If you have forgotten your password there is a "Forgotten your password?” link underneath the User Login. This will prompt you to type the email that you initially registered with, and an email will be sent enabling you to reset your password. If you have forgotten the email you registered with and/or your username, email support@eurofinsbop.co.nz or phone 075491044.

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