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A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. More >>

Nest smugglers sent home

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Border officials have sent two foreign air passengers back to Shanghai after they tried to smuggle a large quantity of edible bird nests through Auckland airport. More >>

Glueboard traps prohibited from 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:25 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for any glueboard rodent traps being used or sold next year. From 1 January 2015, the sale and use of glueboard traps – which are sticky boards used to monitor ... More >>

MPI beefs up baggage x-raying at Dunedin airport

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:26 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity x-ray machine will help ensure passengers arriving at Dunedin International Airport don’t bring any unwanted pests or diseases into New Zealand. More >>

Primary industry export forecasts revised

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Dairy export revenue will be down this year, but the drop will be partly offset by better-than-expected growth in other primary sectors, according to revised forecasts from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Giant snail stopped at border

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity officials have stopped a giant snail and its offspring from sliming a path of destruction through New Zealand’s crop and forestry industries. More >>

Airport changes mean better biosecurity

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:15 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Layout changes and new x-ray equipment at Auckland Airport will benefit biosecurity, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Airport changes mean better biosecurity

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Layout changes and new x-ray equipment at Auckland Airport will benefit biosecurity, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. The new layout, which opened late last week, provides increased space and improved flow for biosecurity checks. More >>

No charges laid over piggeries investigations

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:01 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

No charges laid over piggeries investigations 28 November 2014 The Ministry for Primary Industries did not have sufficient evidence to lay charges following two animal welfare investigations into incidents at piggeries earlier this year. The investigations ... More >>

Mobile labs to tackle fruit fly investigations

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today received two newly fitted mobile field laboratories to improve its ability to manage the diagnostic work required in the event of a fruit fly detection. More >>

Northland paua busts and illegal oysters

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Rogue paua gatherers continue to risk big fines and losing vehicles by flouting the recreational fishing regulations on the Northland coast. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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