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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 >>

Important season for black-grass eradication

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 4:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Mid-flight centipede scare highlights biosecurity risk

Monday, 8 September 2014, 11:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mid-flight encounter with a dangerous centipede highlights the need for air passengers to check their bags for creepy crawlies before heading to New Zealand. More >>

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 2:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are ... More >>

MPI introduces new biosecurity sniffers

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two young biosecurity sniffers were introduced to the world today, along with a new type of detector dog and a new home for the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Auckland-based canine team. More >>

Māori agribusiness showcased to international delegation

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:54 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s Māori agribusiness programmes are on show this week, as delegates from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies visit New Zealand to address common barriers to rural economic development. Through case studies and on-farm visits, ... More >>

Biosecurity dog Clara starts sniffing career in style

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A biosecurity dog has started her sniffing career in style – her detection work resulting in a Vietnamese air passenger being denied entry to New Zealand and later sent home. More >>

New MPI biosecurity detector dog team for Christchurch

Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:54 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity detector dog team will start on 30 June (Monday) at Christchurch with the job of sniffing out exotic pests and diseases that pose biosecurity risk to New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

New MPI biosecurity detector dog teams for Auckland

Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:48 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two new biosecurity detector dog teams will start on 30 June (Monday) at Auckland with the job of sniffing out exotic pests and diseases that pose biosecurity risk to New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

New graduates strengthen biosecurity frontline

Friday, 13 June 2014, 1:34 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says 29 new biosecurity graduates will further strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity system, and help safeguardour primary industries from pests and diseases. More >>

 

 

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