Central Coast Hunter Group Meeting

  • 20 June 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club, Mangrove Mountain

The next Central Coast Central Coast Hunter region meeting on Thursday June 20 will feature an awesome four-some of informative and entertaining speakers.Come along and join us for some (four-some) valuable networking and informative and entertaining presentations. RSVP by Friday 14 June to Leigh Brennan E: leigh@treems.com.au.

Paul Marynissen - Central Coast Council

Paul Marynissen is the Biosecurity Officer (Weeds) for the Central Coast Council and is colloquially known as “Paul the Weeds Guy” from the Weekends with Simon Marnie show on ABC Sydney.

Paul will provide insight into how he works with nurseries in relation to weeds and how some of our back yard favourites can becomes garden escapees.

With a Certificate in Horticulture and having held many roles within the nursery sector prior to working in the weeds space, Paul can relate very closely with nurseries in his current role as a Biosecurity Officer (weeds).

Feel free to ask any questions or ask for advice on the night!

John Vatikiotis - Hort Innovation

John Vatikiotis has been looking after Hort Innovation's nursery levy investments for the last three and a half years. In his current role, John is the Relationship Management Lead at Hort Innovation. As well as leading a team, John maintains direct responsibility for key horticultural industries including nursery, mushroom and turf. His number one responsibility is connecting levy payers to Hort Innovation, and vice versa. He is the first point of contact for growers on all nursery levy related projects such as providing information on how funds are being invested and letting growers know how they can have their say on future projects.

John will provide an update on current levy investments and will be happy to take questions on the night about all things levy related.

Ray Lee and Craig Perring, NGINA

NGINA General Manager Ray Lee and Business and Technical Support Officer (BTSO) Craig Perring are looking forward to providing an update and answering any questions you may have on the association or the industry in general. So don't be shy - put your hand up.

To maximise our speaker time, please send through any questions you can think of for John or Paul prior to the meeting so we can ensure that the issues you want covered can be addressed on the night, and in a timely and orderly manner.

Cost: NGINA members - $25. Non members - $100. A meal is included in the cost - Chicken schnitzel and chips with salad/vegetables or Fish and chips with salad/vegetables.

Whilst all people involved in the Garden and Nursery Industry in NSW & the ACT are welcome at NGINA networking meetings and events, financial members of the Association receive subsidised attendance as a valued component of their member benefits.