Biosecurity NZ - Latest News [Page 1]

Cruise ship fines start

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:11 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity officers now have the ability to fine cruise ship passengers who bring ashore foods or other items that could carry dangerous pests or diseases. More >>

Biosecurity champions in the spotlight

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:25 am | Biosecurity NZ

Environment Southland’s Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan took out the top prize, the New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award. Their project also received the New Zealand Biosecurity Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award. More >>

Joint agreement to protect onion industry

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand Inc have reached an agreement on funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a Sector Readiness Operational Agreement today (7 November). “The agreement demonstrates commitment ... More >>

Ko Tātou This Is Us – It takes all of us to protect Aotearoa

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:27 am | Biosecurity NZ

A new programme launched today by Biosecurity 2025 sets out to build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million New Zealanders. More >>

Potato virus detected in Canterbury

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:51 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. More >>

Independent panel and kauri consultation hui launched

Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:16 pm | Biosecurity NZ

A new independent panel announced today will strengthen efforts to protect New Zealand’s iconic forest giant, at the same time as public consultation gets underway to further boost those efforts. More >>

Scientist sentenced for lying to inspector

Tuesday, 10 August 2010, 3:22 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The justice system has today sent a clear signal to an Auckland scientist that flouting biosecurity rules won’t be tolerated. More >>

MAF Biosecurity NZ, iwi join forces to clear pest

Tuesday, 10 August 2010, 3:17 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) begins work today with Far North iwi to clear a marine pest sea squirt from some of New Zealand’s most culturally significant coastal sites in Northland. More >>

Six New MAF Biosecurity Detector Dogs Start Work

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 5:22 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Six new MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) detector dogs started work this week at Auckland and Christchurch airports and the International Mail Centre in Auckland. More >>

Frog Fine

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:13 pm | Biosecurity NZ

A local man was sentenced Friday in the Auckland District Court for the illegal possession of a type of frog rarely found in New Zealand and must pay investigation and court costs totalling $10,000.00. More >>

Consultation open on national pest management plan

Monday, 21 June 2010, 3:42 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The Minister for Biosecurity has approved the release of the Pest Management Proposed National Plan of Action 2010 – 2035 for public consultation. More >>

Fanworm pest elimination programme to close

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 12:20 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand’s (MAFBNZ) programme to rid New Zealand waters of the introduced marine pest the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) has been called off, with new information showing the pest is too widespread to eradicate. More >>

New commercial animal slaughter code of welfare

Friday, 28 May 2010, 2:32 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The Animal Welfare (Commercial Slaughter) Code of Welfare 2010, issued today by the Minister of Agriculture, encourages all those involved in the commercial slaughter of animals to adopt welfare requirements to ensure animals are humanely killed. More >>

MAF review of border ops retains regional staff

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 1:35 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) announced today the outcome of the review of its operations at the border. Final decisions were made after a period of consultation with staff, which was extended to reflect the views of many submissions that MAF ... More >>

MAF assists dog death investigations

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 3:57 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is helping Auckland authorities to determine the cause of dog illness and death following visits to the city’s North Shore beaches. In recent weeks a number of cases of ill dogs have been reported to MAFBNZ, including ... More >>

Red Imported Fire Ants eradicated from Whirinaki

Friday, 24 April 2009, 1:02 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Following an intensive three year surveillance programme MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has declared the successful eradication of the Red Imported Fire Ant from the Whirinaki area, effective 4pm Wednesday 22 April 2009. More >>

Provisional import health standards for pig meat

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 12:45 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) today issued provisional Import Heath Standards (IHSs) for pig meat, pig meat products and by-products from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA. More >>

Measures in response to Plant & Food field trial

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 1:10 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has evaluated non-compliance with controls at Plant & Food Research - the Lincoln-based crown research institute containment facility where genetically modified (GM) brassica plants had been growing as part of an approved ... More >>

New South Is. Controlled Area for varroa bee mite

Friday, 1 August 2008, 10:26 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has established a new South Island Controlled Area for the varroa bee mite. The Controlled Area notice imposed on 13 May 2008 under Section 131 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 will be revoked and replaced with a new South ... More >>

MAFBNZ to discontinue Dutch Elm Disease programme

Thursday, 5 June 2008, 12:28 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) will discontinue funding national management of the Dutch Elm Disease programme. More >>



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