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Sailor convicted after biosecurity ramp-up in Northland

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:24 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A sailor who appeared in the Kaikohe District Court last week (17 February) has become the first person convicted for deliberately concealing biosecurity goods on a visiting yacht. More >>

Auckland Queensland fruit fly - Operations update 2

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 1:41 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The total number of adult Queensland fruit flies detected in Auckland stands at five. Following the detection yesterday of a male fly in a trap, fruit from the property with the trap and a neighbouring property has been examined and there were no signs ... More >>

Sailor convicted after biosecurity ramp-up in Northland

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:56 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Sailor convicted after biosecurity ramp-up in Northland A sailor who appeared in the Kaikohe District Court last week (17 February) has become the first person convicted for deliberately concealing biosecurity goods on a visiting yacht. The conviction ... More >>

Vessel patrol results in seizures of 14 gill nets

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 11:46 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Earlier this month the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) conducted a vessel patrol on the Wairoa River and seized 14 recreational gill nets. More >>

MPI confirms fourth fruit fly find in controlled area

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:00 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed a fourth fruit fly in Grey Lynn and believes it to be part of the same localised population as previous detections. More >>

Good progress in Auckland fruit fly operation

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:51 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Field work is ramping up in Auckland today in response to the detection earlier this week of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in Grey Lynn. More >>

Auckland fruit fly find under investigation

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 2:27 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Auckland fruit fly find under investigation The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn. The fly was collected from a fruit fly trap ... More >>

Quarantine manager convicted for misleading MPI

Friday, 13 February 2015, 4:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The manager of a registered quarantine facility was convicted of giving false information to a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Quarantine Officer, in Manukau District Court this week (11 February 2015). More >>

Community work and loss of car in paua conviction

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Pukekohe man was sentenced today (13 February) to community service and had another person’s car confiscated for taking over 200 paua from the Tairua area on the Coromandel Peninsula. More >>

Improved border security measures

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New measures have been introduced at the New Zealand border to refuse entry to overseas passengers who make serious false declarations on their arrival cards. More >>

Bakery manager convicted for buying homekill meat

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:13 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Whangarei bakery manager was convicted of buying unregulated homekill meat with the intention to use it in produce sold across the counter, in Whangarei District Court on Monday (9 February 2015). More >>

Lifestylers banned from owning stock for two years

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:06 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two Tararua lifestyle farmers have been disqualified from owning or managing livestock for two years after being convicted of neglecting stock in Palmerston North District Court this week (10/02/2015). More >>

MPI welcomes independent performance audit of Partnership

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 2:43 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed the findings of an independent report on the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) by the Office of the Auditor-General. More >>

$3000 fine for false container declaration

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Conflicting declarations on the contents of a container arriving from China saw an Auckland woman fined in the Manukau District Court on 27 January 2015. Xin Sun, 34, of Glen Eden Auckland, earlier pleaded guilty to a charge laid by the Ministry for ... More >>

New PGP programme serves up healthier lamb

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Lamb lower in saturated fat could soon be on the menu with the approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Alliance Group and Headwaters New Zealand. More >>

New PGP programme to turn passion into profit

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:49 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Deer Industry New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have today announced they will partner in a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme called Passion2Profit. More >>

Review of cost of food safety and biosecurity services

Monday, 19 January 2015, 11:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for feedback on proposed updates to fee rates needed to maintain the safety of New Zealand’s food and protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks. More >>

Second Symposium on managing Kauri Dieback Disease

Friday, 16 January 2015, 3:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Everyone interested in protecting kauri are invited to attend the second Symposium on kauri dieback disease ( Phytophthora taxon Agathis or PTA), which can kill kauri of all ages and sizes. More >>

Blood-sucking tick denied entry

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 11:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mum who spotted a blood-thirsty tick embedded in her daughter’s shoulder at Auckland airport did the right thing by alerting biosecurity officials, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Crocodile skull stopped at border

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 2:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Christchurch biosecurity staff have started the new year with the bizarre seizure of a crocodile skull designed to be worn as a giant pendant. More >>

 

 

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