Apiculture New Zealand wishes to invite all members to the open section of the Apiculture New Zealand Board meeting on Thursday, October 13 in Hamilton.

The meeting will start at 3pm at the Hamilton Airport Conference Centre with a welcome and brief from chair Bruce Wills.

It will include the chance to hear Dr Jacqueline Rowarth present on ‘How does apiculture get the sorts of innovation and excellence in research to meet its most pressing problems’.

This will be an opportunity to hear from one of the country’s leading agricultural scientists with a wealth of knowledge.

Dr Rowarth is Waikato University’s professor of agribusiness and will take up a position as the Environmental Protection Authority’s chief science officer at the end of October.

Also included in the open section of the meeting will be a Special Meeting to vote on an amendment to the Constitution to enable the Association to apply for not-for-profit (NFP) tax status.

Please see here for more information: http://apinz.org.nz/2016/09/notice-apiculture-new-zealand-special-meeting.

Following Dr Rowarth’s presentation there will be the opportunity for a Q&A session.

Afternoon tea will be provided before the floor is opened up for discussion and question time with the ApiNZ Board.

A full agenda can be found below:

Open Section of ApiNZ Board Meeting – Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hamilton Airport Conference Centre, 3pm

Meeting commences – 3pm

  1. Welcome
  2. Special meeting and vote held to amend the not-for-profit section of Constitution
  3. Presentation by Dr Jacqueline Rowarth – 3.30pm
  4. Afternoon tea – 4pm
  5. Open Forum