For the first time, a workshop has been conducted on the island this week for biosecurity personal from Aitutaki, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Mangaia.
Mauke Agriculture extension officer, Tua Akarere Une is pleased with the instruction courses.
“This is good for us, for me to learn and see more of what goes on in checking things, what to look out for, learning more on the procedures and exercises, to be able conduct my job in a professional manner,” he said.
Yesterday the group called into the port of Avatiu to observe the clearance and inspection of shipping containers.
Discussions on biosecurity legislation, visits to importer’s premises, airport operations, pest diagnostics and symptom recognitions are on the agenda with activities taking place out in the field and in the laboratory.