Deer Industry New Zealand uses levy funds to advocate on issues of importance to deer farming in New Zealand. Advocacy can take the form of participating in meetings on ad hoc topics with various people, being a member of a particular group, whether a formal one that involves funding or otherwise, or taking part in consultation processes, usually those run by regional or national Government in respect of proposed rules, regulations or Acts of Parliament.
Policy issues fall into several key themes as shown in the following table and the main way in which the interaction takes place is also shown in the table.
Note that policy work done on velvet and co-product market access, velvet market access and animal welfare policy by the Asia Marketing Manager and the Quality Assurance Manager respectively are dealt with under their sections of this site.
|Type of interaction||Environment||Biosecurity||Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines|
|Meetings/correspondence on ad hoc issues|
|Membership of a particular group|
|Type of interaction||Environment||Biosecurity||Animal Health & Welfare||Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines|
|Project management/project participation|