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Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. More >>

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. More >>

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new ... More >>

MPI to move to expanded new premises

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:35 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Food Safety Hon Jo Goodhew, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne and Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood today turned the first sod ahead of construction on a new multi-purpose ... More >>

Pests and diseases stopped in post

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New survey results show the Ministry for Primary Industries is preventing pests and diseases from arriving in New Zealand through the post. More >>

MPI response to PSA

Monday, 15 August 2016, 10:29 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI has started a consultation with our staff on proposals to improve how we prepare for and manage food, biosecurity, trade and animal welfare responses, and deliver compliance and investigation services. Under the proposals, the roles of 49 staff ... More >>

Innovative technology to help endangered stilts

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:05 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are using innovative technology to assist the recovery of critically endangered kakī/black stilts. More >>

Bay of Plenty warning partially lifted

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 5:01 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has lifted the warning to not collect shellfish in the Bay of Plenty from Whangamata to Bowentown and between Maketu and Whakatane Heads. This warning was in place due to Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in shellfish in ... More >>

MPI investigators target alleged unregulated meat sales

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI investigators target alleged unregulated meat sales 9 August 2016 A team of Ministry for Primary Industries investigators today executed a search warrant at an alleged unregulated meat premises in Turangi. This was the culmination of a six ... More >>

Fisherman fined $3,000 for threatening fishery officer

Monday, 8 August 2016, 2:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Tauranga commercial fisherman has been convicted and fined $3,000 for deliberately driving his vehicle at a fishery officer who had signalled for him to pull over. More >>

Biosecurity – it’s everyone’s business

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 4:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries will be holding six hui and public meetings around the country during August and September, to give New Zealanders the opportunity to join a national conversation about managing biosecurity risks to New Zealand. More >>

Contract milker convicted after ramming cow with quad bike

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 9:23 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A former contract milker has been banned from working in the dairy industry for 12 months for ramming a dairy cow with a quad bike, causing it severe pain and distress. More >>

Sustainable Farming Fund open for applications

Monday, 1 August 2016, 12:19 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

"We welcome any groups keen to tackle a shared problem or develop a new opportunity related to the primary industries to apply for the fund," says Investment Programmes Director Justine Gilliland. More >>

New regulations on live animal export rules announced

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:24 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New rules that will give the Ministry for Primary Industries greater visibility of the welfare of animals being exported from New Zealand will come into force on 25 August 2016, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced today. More >>

“No peas, no weevil” ban now in place in Wairarapa

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 5:24 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. More >>

Progress made towards eradication of Hydrilla weed

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Significant progress made towards eradication of Hydrilla weed A recent annual flora and fauna survey conducted by the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) shows that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has made great progress ... More >>

Pea growers work with MPI to rid Wairarapa of weevil pest

Monday, 25 July 2016, 5:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), and local pea growers, are planning urgent action to eradicate a small Wairarapa population of a newly discovered weevil that damages pea crops. More >>

Former restaurateur fined $15,000 for blackmarket trading

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:38 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A former Christchurch restaurateur has been fined $15,000 following an MPI undercover investigation into black market fish trading. More >>

Taranaki contract milker fined for cutting teats off cows

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:50 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Taranaki contract milker has been fined close to $4,000 for amputating the teats of dairy cows by placing rubber rings on them and cutting them off with scissors. More >>

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:35 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths – new rules to be put in place 14 July 2016 The Ministry for Primary Industries is prosecuting a commercial fisherman in relation to the deaths of 38 albatrosses and is moving to put in place ... More >>

 

 

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