This plan was put together as a way of making it easier for the agencies involved in pest management to act in the best interests of New Zealand. It aligns the efforts of different agencies and encourages the development of people, tools and systems.
Under the Biosecurity Act, a review of the national TB plan was required to be completed by 1 July 2016. This included defining a sustainable funding arrangement that would be agreed between the Government and industry partners.
In 2013 KVH developed a National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) to ensure the entire industry worked together to overcome the impacts of Psa-V into the future. The NPMP was approved by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy and commenced on Friday 17 May 2013.
The National Policy Direction for Pest Management (the National Direction) aims to improve the alignment and consistency of pest management plans and programmes across New Zealand.