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More properties positive for Mycoplasma bovis

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified four new properties as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and strongly suspects one further property. More >>

More biosecurity officers for summer rush

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:08 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Thirty-two new quarantine officers will graduate from their training today, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries’ biosecurity defences at the border. More >>

New vessel biofouling rules on their way

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 11:03 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

International vessel operators need to be aware of strict new rules for managing biofouling that will come into force next early year, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

MPI to business: be vigilant about gluten-free claims

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI reminds food businesses to be vigilant about gluten-free claims The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding food businesses which make claims that their food is gluten-free to ensure their suppliers provide evidence of any claims they ... More >>

Second myrtle rust find in Auckland

Monday, 27 November 2017, 3:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A second location of myrtle rust infection has been found in Auckland – this time in the city, on ramarama plants at a private property in St Lukes. Myrtle rust is a fungus that attacks and can potentially seriously affect myrtle species plants ... More >>

More biosecurity fines

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:36 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking a hard line on arriving air passengers who fail to declare items that could bring pests or diseases into New Zealand. So far this year, MPI officers have issued more than 9100 biosecurity infringements ... More >>

Myrtle rust appears in west Auckland

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found for the first time in the Auckland region The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says a serious infection of several hundred Lophomyrtus (ramarama) plants has been confirmed on a commercial plant production ... More >>

$10,000 fine for crayfish offences

Monday, 20 November 2017, 2:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two Gisborne men, one a church minister, have been fined a total of more than $10,000 between them for a range of crayfish offences. More >>

Community meeting regarding Mycoplasma bovis

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is holding a public meeting to provide an update to the farming community in the Waimate District about the current response to the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. The meeting will provide the latest information on the response including ... More >>

Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100 percent of inspections. More >>

Closure of Kaikoura fisheries extended

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The current emergency closure of some fisheries along the coast of Kaikōura is being extended to help the marine environment affected by the 2016 earthquakes to recover. More >>

$7.4 million to protect Gisborne land from erosion

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is providing funding for the treatment of 4,893 hectares of erodible land in the Gisborne district. More >>

MPI supports World Antibiotics Awareness week

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting the theme of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week : “Seek advice from a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics.” More >>

One further farm confirmed with Mycoplasma bovis

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that one of two Waimate district farms placed under restrictions last week has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis infection. More >>

Biosecurity x-ray trial targets hand baggage

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:32 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity x-ray machine targeting hand baggage carried by international air passengers will be trialled at Auckland Airport this summer. More >>

Top-of-the-range patrol vessel for fisheries officers

Friday, 10 November 2017, 2:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

If you’re thinking of violating fishing rules in the Gisborne region, you’d be wise to think twice. More >>

International yachts face biosecurity checks

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:18 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

International yachts arriving in Northland this summer will face additional biosecurity checks by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). More >>

Controls placed on two additional farms

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has this week placed two additional properties in the Waimate district under movement controls following suspicious test results for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis . More >>

New actions to increase Hawke’s Bay primary sector workforce

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 3:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New opportunities aimed at improving access to employment in the primary sector will be considered for incorporation into Matariki, Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan. More >>

New actions to increase Hawke’s Bay primary sector workforce

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New opportunities aimed at improving access to employment in the primary sector will be considered for incorporation into Matariki, Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan. More >>

 

 

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