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Ministry For Primary Industries intercepts stowaway rodent

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mouse from the Cook Islands failed in its stowaway bid after biosecurity officials found it in a hollowed-out baguette at Auckland airport. Ministry for Primary Industries staff initially discovered ants, cockroaches and rodent droppings when a Taiwanese ... More >>

Charms not so lucky for passenger

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A passenger’s charms may be lucky for detecting gold but they didn’t impress biosecurity officials at Wellington airport. More >>

Charms not so lucky for passenger

Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A passenger’s charms may be lucky for detecting gold but they didn’t impress biosecurity officials at Wellington airport. The passenger recently arrived from Australia with lucky charms made from snake parts (including fangs from Thailand) ... More >>

High risk from black market oysters

Friday, 7 November 2014, 3:55 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is warning people about the serious health risks of buying black market shellfish after it closed down two illegal oyster selling operations in South Auckland this week. More >>

Expensive snorkel for Bay of Plenty men

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Not knowing the legal size and daily limit for paua was no excuse for two men who were fined $1500 each in Tauranga District Court today (6/11/2014). More >>

Tea revealed as snake fillets

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 11:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Inspection of a seemingly innocent package of tea revealed python fillets, raising biosecurity alarm at Auckland airport. A passenger arriving from China presented the package to biosecurity officials upon landing at Auckland last week, saying she ... More >>

Weasels hitch a ride

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is applauding a sharp-eyed worker who recently spotted some hitchhiking baby weasels at a quarantine facility in Hamilton. More >>

Check the rules before you go fishing

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding all recreational fishers to check the rules before they head out for a fish this Labour Weekend. You can face serious penalties if you break fisheries laws and MPI fishery officers are regularly ... More >>

MPI nabs divers with 867 paua

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers caught three men with 867 paua on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday (20 October 2014). More >>

Ukrainian honey smugglers sent home

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:54 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Border officials sent two Ukrainian air passengers home on Friday after they tried to smuggle honey and bee pollen into New Zealand. The couple were found with nearly 3kg of honey and 1kg of pollen after a luggage search by Ministry for Primary Industries ... More >>

Rock melon interception at Auckland airport

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 2:32 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Lesson for parents: Listen to your kids a little more, especially when it comes to giant rock melons and New Zealand’s biosecurity rules. More >>

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis - update 10/10/2014

Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Some foods have been consumed by a significant proportion of those who have become ill. However they are foods that are also regularly consumed by people who are not ill. There is no single food that has been consumed by 100% of the cases. More >>

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis – update 9/10/14

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:33 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

There is a total of 124 confirmed cases and 18 presumptive (suspected but yet to confirmed) nationwide. A total of 38 people have been hospitalised. More >>

NAEAC Annual Report released

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:48 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The number of animals used in research, testing, and teaching in 2013 was the lowest it’s been since 1997, according to the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) Annual Report released today. More >>

MPI investigating source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been notified by Environmental Science and Research of a cluster of human illnesses linked to the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. More >>

Good weather great news for winegrowers

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Warmer than usual weather in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay this year has resulted in some vineyards seeing record profits. More >>

MPI swoop on suspected fraudulent fishing activity

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:10 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity in the inshore commercial fishing sector. The MPI led investigation is a ... More >>

Mexican scorpion shocks passenger

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:16 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An encounter with a live scorpion at Auckland airport should serve as a reminder for arriving international passengers to thoroughly clean camping gear, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). An MPI biosecurity inspector recently found ... More >>

Comparing apples with oranges using new Sustainable tool

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:48 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Māori agribusiness will benefit from a new tool that can be used to compare the potential benefits of different land uses from an economic and social perspective. More >>

MPI ups yacht biosecurity ante

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:50 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Yachts arriving in Northland from overseas this season will face greater biosecurity scrutiny, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

 

 

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