We regret to inform you that following the review and full consideration of the circumstances and information available to us, as well as engagement with our stakeholders, CEDA has made the difficult decision to postpone New Zealand AgriFood Week until further notice in light of COVID-19.
This means that we will not be holding the powhiri.
The decision follows an extensive review of the facts, the Ministry of Health guidelines and our partner and stakeholder views. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and in order to minimise the spread of this pandemic in our communities and to prevent unnecessary strain on our health systems, CEDA has decided that postponement of New Zealand AgriFood Week is the safest course of action. With attendees coming from across New Zealand and the globe, the decision to postpone the Week was made to protect the wellbeing of all involved and our communities.
Naming sponsor ASB fully supports the decision, with ASB Executive General Manager of Business Banking Tim Deane saying the decision had not been made lightly, however it was the right one.
We will be in touch regarding ticket refunds and next steps in the coming days.
The Ministry of Health and MidCentral DHB are leading the response to COVID-19, for current COVID-19 advice, people are encouraged to visit the Ministry of Health website.
For more information please see our full media release.
New Zealand AgriFood Week Official Opening & Pōwhiri
To officially open New Zealand AgriFood Week, a morning Pōwhiri will be held at Te Marae-o-Hine, The Square.
This event will officially open New Zealand AgriFood Week by Rangitāne o Manawatū and kai will be served following the Pōwhiri.
Registrations for this event have now closed. For any further information, please get in touch.
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