NGIA Honoured With Biosecurity Award

The Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has been honoured with a Biosecurity Award from the Department of Agriculture, for their significant contribution to maintaining Australia's biosecurity integrity. The Biosecurity Awards highlight the contributions of individuals, groups, and organisations that support and promote Australia's biosecurity and the systems that uphold it.

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NGIA CEO and President Update

On Monday 25th May, outgoing NGIA CEO, Robert Prince, newly appointed NGIA CEO, Peter Vaughan and NGIA President Mike Mehigan visited Perth to update the NGIWA Board on things moving forward, in particular with the new organisation Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIAL) which has replaced HAL.

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Members are 'Spreading The Word'

Some of our members attended the free marketing workshop, "Spreading The Word" presented by the Small Business Development Corporation earlier this month. They went away with a clearer understanding about how to manage their customer base and how to implement the best marketing strategies for their businesses.

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NGIA Announce New CEO

The NGIA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Vaughan, as the new Chief Executive Officer for NGIA. Peter has extensive experience in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the areas of research, innovation and advocacy on behalf of members. Peter starts with NGIA on April 20th and will be attending the Strategic Consultation Meeting organised by Horticulture Innovation Australia.

Farewell from Kathy Bafile

My time as Business Improvement Manager has been short and sweet but I have been lucky enough to have been offered an opportunity elsewhere that has seen my work at NGIWA come to an end.

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NGIWA Members Facebook Group

We have created a new 'closed' Facebook page just for our NGIWA members. This is a place for discussions, suggestions, ideas and interacting. Members only information will be posted here keeping everyone up to date with what is happening. Find us at"NGIWA MEMBERS" on Facebook and send us your request to join TODAY!

Pest & Diseases Workshop 2015

15 people attended our Pest & Diseases workshop held on 24th March at SWIT in Bunbury. The hands-on workshop was presented by Andrew Manners and John Duff from Qld DAF as part of the Nursery Production Plant Health and Biosecurity Project.

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Members Urged to Join HIA

Growers, harvesters, processors, packers, transporters, marketers, wholesalers, retailers, exporters and others involved in the horticulture supply chain can become members of HIA, or registered stakeholders.

If you register as a grower, you will be automatically incorporated into a dedicated grower register.

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NGIA Awards 2015

Hard work blossomed for the nation’s most outstanding environmental gurus after scooping a host of honours at Australia’s prestigious Nursery and Garden Industry Awards naming the top nurseries and garden centres for their unswerving commitment to the community and improving green space.

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Sundowner A Success!

The weather for the NGIWA/LIAWA Sundowner at Coode Street Jetty in South Perth on Friday the 6th Feb was perfect. Whilst some tucked into pizza and an esky full of drinks on shore, those with a sense of adventure headed for the water to test out their sea legs on the paddle boards and surfcats.

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