NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island
Update from OSPRI - Monday 6th March 2023
We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs) in the areas mentioned below:
- Northland Region
- Auckland Region
- Tairāwhiti Region
- Hawke’s Bay Region
- Tararua District
- Thames-Coromandel District
You now have the following timeframes to provide the following NAIT information.
Register as a PICA by 7 April 2023.
Declare animal movements by 7 April 2023.
Due to the importance of animal traceability and biosecurity, we can’t provide an exemption from tagging and registering animals before moving them, but we hope to give people some breathing room by extending these timeframes.
Animals that arrive untagged must be tagged and registered by 7 April 2023.
Where possible, you should check if any NAIT tags have been lost or misplaced in the flooding.
Dead and missing animals
Declare animal deaths and losses by 7 April 2023.
Movement Control Areas
Animals can move out of the affected MCA area without premovement testing, as immediate animal welfare concerns take precedent over TB movement requirements. To manage the TB risk OSPRI will issue a permit to move without pre movement testing - please call 0800 482 463 to arrange a permit to provide details of the movement (number of stock and destination).
In the event a farmer does not have the ability to communicate with OSPRI prior to the movement occurring the permit will be issued retrospectively. This will require the farmer to call OSPRI on 0800 482 463 as soon as practical. OSPRI will assess the timing and testing requirements and follow up with farmers involved at the appropriate time.
The fact sheet below has OSPRI's response to NAIT movement and TBfree Movement Control Area queries that have been recently asked - OSPRI Cyclone Gabrielle Response