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BOP Regional Council Have Your Say Event - Tauranga
1 May 2019
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga
 
3pm – 7pm
BOP Regional Council Have Your Say Event - Rotorua
2 May 2019
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 1125 Arawa Street, Rotorua
 
3pm – 7pm
Immigration NZ information seminar on people trafficking
13 May 2019
What is people trafficking? What might it look like? And what should you do if you think you see it happening? 
 
Immigration NZ is running an information seminar to discuss issues relating to people trafficking and migrant exploitation on the 21st of March. The session is designed for support groups, agencies, NGO’s, educators, industry organisations, community leaders, and for anyone interested who works with migrants. Community eyes and ears are often the best way to make sure that everyone is well looked after in the Bay of Plenty. 
 
Date:     12 May
Time:     10.30am till 12pm            
Venue:  Western Bay of Plenty District Council Chambers, 1484 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 
 
RSVP’s are essential to Brendon Gardner on Brendon.Gardner@mbie.govt.nz by Friday 10 May. 
 
Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam 2019
21 May 2019
Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam 2019 is a free 3-day summit for Year 11-12 students in the Bay of Plenty and in 2019 will focus on the kaupapa of Climate Change. 
 
It will be held on 21-23 May 2019 in Rotorua.
 
The key outcomes of the event include:
  • Being able to identify key causes, impacts and risks of Climate Change and the unique challenges and opportunities the issue presents to the Bay of Plenty
  • Collaborating with other rangatahi and experts in Climate Change-related fields to develop key take-home messages/actions to help inform your school/community about Climate Change
  • Having fun and learning in a unique environment
 
Taiohi-Taiao Youth Jam is open to Y11-13 students from all schools in the Bay of Plenty, and BOPRC does provide limited teacher release to enable staff to attend and support their students' learning. 
 
Expression of interest forms will be sent out to schools prior to the end of Term 4, 2018, with more information and registrations taking place early 2019.
 
Benefits for students
  • Gaining relevant, real-world leadership skills with a key focus on raising awareness of civil defence at school and in the community
  • Learning about disaster and emergency response processes and how they can take an active role should a disaster occur
  • Making key connections with civil defence organisations and experts in the Bay of Plenty
  • Meeting diverse new friends from across the region and learning in a fun, dynamic environment!
 
For any enquiries about this event contact:
 
Natalie Ridler
Community Engagement Advisor
Ph. 0800 884 880 extn. 7152   
Mob. 021 190 7152  
Email  natalie.ridler@boprc.govt.nz
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
21 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
21 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
22 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
22 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
23 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
23 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
24 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
24 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
25 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
25 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
26 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
26 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
27 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
27 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
28 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
28 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
29 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
29 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
30 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
30 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries. 
 
MFAT submissions open for free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia
31 May 2019
Negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) are now under way. The FTA has been supporting exports for nine years and has provided many positive benefits to New Zealand firms. However, more can be done to address remaining issues and further develop rules in modern trade policy areas.
 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking your views on priorities and improvements you’d like to see reflected in negotiations for the upgrade. 
 
Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz. Submissions close 31 July 2019.
 
Please note that individual statements or parts of statements may be published or publicly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Only your name or organisation’s name and email address are required on a submission. Your contact details will not become publically available if submissions are published.
 
MFAT submissions open for a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
31 May 2019
On 17 May in Chile, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Hon David Parker - together with Ministers from Chile and Singapore - announced commencement of negotiations towards a Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).
 
 
The DEPA will look to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.  These talks are an opportunity for New Zealand to help shape the international rules for the digital economy to ensure they make it easier for our businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital trade opportunities, while also reflecting the needs and concerns of New Zealanders.
 
You can find out more about these negotiations on the MFAT website at www.mfat.govt.nz/depa.
 
We want to hear from you.
 
You can share your views by contacting us at e-commerce@mfat.govt.nz.  The submission period is open until 5pm on 1 July 2019, but we can be contacted at any time if you have queries.