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Busy summer for MPI biosecurity staff

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Faced with record numbers of international visitors this summer, Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealand’s economy and environment. More >>

Eagle-eyed public reports massive illegal scallop haul

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:50 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Vigilant members of the public are being praised for helping to uncover a haul of over more than 300 illegally taken scallops by two divers in an incident at Whangarei Heads. More >>

Pahiatua insect man pays hefty price

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Pahiatua insect expert has paid a hefty price for possessing illegally obtained exotic moth eggs, hatching them and redistributing eggs to three other people around the country. More >>

New food plans make law easier for businesses

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:40 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The government is proposing changes to improve the written plans that it provides for businesses to manage food safety. A consultation, released today, calls on food businesses to decide if the new version is easier to use. More >>

Oysters from Mahurangi Harbour recalled due to gastro bug

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people not to eat a number of brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with norovirus. More >>

Largest paua bust in Auckland in more than a decade

Friday, 3 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two newly-appointed Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers have made the largest paua bust in the Auckland region in more than a decade. More >>

Proposed extension of Kaikōura shellfish and seaweed ban

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:43 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The public is being asked for its views on a proposed extension to the current ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastlines. More >>

NZ joins world agreement to control movement of marine pests

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand has taken its fight against marine pests up a step, formally joining an international agreement on the management of ships’ ballast water. More >>

Enjoy food safely over summer

Friday, 23 December 2016, 10:51 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding people of the importance of the 3C’s – Clean, Cook and Chill – to make sure they can properly enjoy food over the holiday period. More >>

MPI lays further charges over bobby calves

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has filed charges against another person over the alleged abuse of bobby calves during the 2015 bobby calf season. More >>

Multiple prosecutions likely after series of paua busts

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers have returned almost 600 undersized paua to the sea near Napier after several large-scale paua busts that occurred over one day. More >>

High value sheep milk PGP programme officially kicks off

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

[ 20 December 2016 ] – Building an environmentally, socially & economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme that has officially ... More >>

Fish for rock lobster responsibly in Kaikōura this summer

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is appealing to recreational fishers to fish responsibly in Kaikōura this summer to help the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery recover from the recent earthquakes. More >>

Speedier biosecurity at Auckland Airport

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:42 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity lane at Auckland Airport will allow speedier clearance of passengers, helping the Ministry for Primary Industries manage the huge number of travellers expected to arrive in New Zealand this summer. More >>

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 9:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast ... More >>

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 5:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast ... More >>

MPI produces super biosecurity dogs

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:01 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries hopes a new breed of detector dog will produce its best biosecurity sniffers ever. More >>

2015 figures released on animals used for research

Monday, 12 December 2016, 10:08 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has released the latest figures for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. More >>

Fishery officers uncover hundreds of illegally taken pāua

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught pāua in the Wellington region over the weekend. More >>

MPI intercepts on-farm black market butchery operation

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI District Compliance Manager Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Brendon Mikkelsen, says compliance officers recently executed a search warrant following an inspection at an Atiamuri Farm. More >>

 

 

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