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Issue 196 | February 2024

Executive Committee Update | What’s been happening around the country? | Mature and Heavy Stag Opportunities | Keen to shape the industry's future? | Recap: February velvet comps | Noticeboard & Events

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Executive Committee Update | Issue 196

Executive Committee member Jamie Ward reflects on the last couple of months including the stag sales, resignation of DINZ CEO Innes Moffat and upcoming nominations for industry positions.

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What’s been happening around the country? | Issue 196

Producer Manager Lindsay Fung’s update on the Executive Committee down south, events and meetings around the country.

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Mature and Heavy Stag Opportunities | Issue 196

Executive Committee member Mark McCoard talks us through a recent NZDFA collaboration with chef Tyson Burrows to utilise mature and heavy stag venison.

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Keen to shape the industry's future? | Issue 196

There are four NZDFA appointed positions up for nomination as they become available by rotation (appointment by nomination and election, if necessary), and one producer representative to the Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) board.

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Recap: February velvet comps | Issue 196

Two competitions were held on the weekend: Central Regions/Taihape Ruapehu and the Elk Wapiti Society NZ. Here's how they went.

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Noticeboard & Events | Issue 196

2024 Awards and Competitions | Rising Stars missing trophies | Thank you to our 2024 conference sponsors | Heartfelt thanks for your support in tough times - Kaipara Branch NZDFA | Trophy antler workshop in December | Deer Industry NZ Prize at Smedley Station prizegiving | Events and more

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