Issue 195 | December 2023

Dec 14, 2023

Issue 195 | December 2023

Sir Tim Wallis: a reflection or two

Former DINZ Producer Manager, Tony Pearse reflects on memories of Sir Tim Wallis and his lasting impact.

Executive Committee Update

Executive Committee member Mark McCoard reflects on the season with an eye to he future ahead.

What’s been happening around the country?

Producer Manager Lindsay Fung’s update - Obituary for Sir Tim Wallis, events that have taken place around the country

Recap: Velvet Comps how they went

With the majority of the 2023/24 competitions complete, here is a rundown of how they went and the winners. 

Branch Chairs Profile: Liz Love

Continuing our series profiling local NZDFA Branch Chairs, Liz Love of the Bay of Plenty Branch tells us how she and husband Don got into deer farming.

Tauranga’s Next Deer Farmers?

Since 2021 Tauranga Boy College have connected with the local Bay of Plenty Branch, with over 250 students visiting deer farms over the past three years. 

2023/24 Stag and Wapiti Bull Sales

A list of stag and wapiti bull sales across the country in December and January.  


- Season's Greetings from the DINZ Producer Management Team
- 2024 Deer Industry Conference and Awards
- New rural wellbeing project launches – ‘Checking-in’
- Safer Farms' urgent plea to rural communities after spike in quad bike fatalities
- Classifieds
- Production feature: Deer Select: the importance of genetic improvement
- MetService Outlook December 2023
- Joke of the Month


- 2023/24 Stag, Hind and Wapiti Bull Sales
- Complex hard antler measuring workshop, 19 December 2024, South Canterbury
- 2024 EWSNZ Velvet Competition, 2/3 February 2024, Cromwell
- Reimagining a low emissions future: workshops in Northland and Southland
- CK Import Export Rising Stars, 9 March 2024, Te Awamutu

If you or your NZDFA branch have recently held any deer farming events or have a story that you'd like to share, please feel free to contact DFA Stagline with details and we will aim to publish them in the next issue.
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