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Door-to-door farm visits welcomed as floodwaters recede

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Fruit smuggler sent home

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An American traveller had her Easter visit to New Zealand cut short when she failed to declare a suitcase packed with fruit and vegetables to Christchurch biosecurity officers. More >>

All hands to the pump as second cyclone looms

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:52 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

As rural Bay of Plenty braces itself for more heavy rainfall today, the Ministry for Primary Industries is working alongside CDEM, the local Rural Support Trust, Federated Farmers, industry bodies and volunteers to help farmers and growers get ... More >>

Large number of people caught in black market operation

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:27 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland man has landed a bill for what’s possibly the most expensive meal of paua ever, after being fined $8,500 for buying the shellfish on the black market. More >>

Serious fungal plant disease found on Raoul Island trees

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are working together to address a confirmed find of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust on Kermadec pohutukawa trees on Raoul Island. Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii), ... More >>

Selective breeding practices report released

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:26 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has today released a report on animal welfare issues associated with selective breeding in New Zealand. More >>

Investigation into Hector’s dolphin deaths

Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has launched an investigation after the discovery of two dead Hector’s dolphins in separate parts of the country. More >>

Biosecurity staff snare live snake at Auckland Airport

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity officials have snared a live snake that hitchhiked to New Zealand on a private jet. More >>

Miracle water poses biosecurity risk

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking travellers from Fiji to stop bringing “miracle water” into New Zealand if they want to avoid a stiff fine or treatment costs. More >>

Positive result with New Zealand bee colony losses in 2016

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The release of a second survey on beehive losses is helping build a better picture of the state of New Zealand’s honey bees and the challenges beekeepers are facing. Ministry for Primary Industries Director Spatial, Forestry and Land Management, Oliver ... More >>

Dirty vessel ordered to leave New Zealand

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:07 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dirty vessel ordered to leave Tauranga in the weekend will have to be thoroughly cleaned before it can re-enter New Zealand waters, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Fines up to $20,000 for collecting toheroa at 90 Mile Beach

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries officers are appealing to the public to ensure they’re up to speed with the rules around collecting toheroa now that the rare shellfish are making a comeback to 90 Mile Beach. More >>

Father and son duo nabbed in black market crayfish operation

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:56 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Father and son duo nabbed in black market crayfish operation 3 March 2017 A father and son duo have been fined a total of almost $4,000 after being caught running an illegal black market crayfish operation from their home in Whangarei. Forty-eight-year-old ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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