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New Zealand Food Safety to consult on its draft strategy

Monday, 2 September 2019, 9:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Deputy Director-General of New Zealand Food Safety Bryan Wilson announced today New Zealand Food Safety will take its draft strategy out for public consultation 2-27 September 2019. More >>

New survey measures recreational fishing

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 1:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Fisheries New Zealand national survey of recreational fishing has confirmed the ongoing importance of recreational fishing. The National Panel Survey – which is conducted every 5-6 years – provides a snapshot of recreational fishing activity ... More >>

Research aims to assist M. bovis eradication

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:41 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New research will determine if there is a better way of prioritising investigation of farms potentially infected with Mycoplasma bovis . This would enable the M. bovis Programme to more quickly identify infected farms and take action to accelerate eradication ... More >>

Potato mop-top virus response closes out

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management. More >>

Vessel operators face biosecurity fines

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9:27 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand officers will soon be able to fine commercial and recreational vessel operators that don’t play by the rules. More >>

Have your say on sea lions plan

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 11:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

7 August 2019 Fisheries New Zealand wants feedback on its proposals to manage the Auckland Island squid fishery to protect the local sea lion population. Sea lions were once abundant throughout the country, but were hunted to near extinction in ... More >>

Science Symposium will focus on safeguarding myrtles

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 4:38 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The 2019 Myrtle Rust Science Symposium in Auckland, 9-10 September, will bring together organisations passionate about safeguarding and sustaining New Zealand’s precious myrtles for future generations. More >>

Christchurch man fined for fishing in conservation area

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 10:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says zero tolerance will be given to people who fish in areas that have been closed to protect threatened marine life like Hector’s dolphins. More >>

Christchurch man fined for fishing in conservation area

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 10:42 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says zero tolerance will be given to people who fish in areas that have been closed to protect threatened marine life like Hector’s dolphins. More >>

Fijian passenger denied entry

Monday, 5 August 2019, 3:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A traveller arriving from Fiji has been refused entry into New Zealand after attempting to smuggle in seeds and other fresh plant material. More >>

Stink bug warning to importers

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:16 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has sent a stark message to shippers, agents and importers that imported cargo must meet new rules intended to keep brown marmorated stink bug out of New Zealand. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 19 July 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019, 2:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

There has been no let-up in Biosecurity New Zealand’s response to the recent fruit fly finds in the Northcote area, with restrictions remaining in place to contain the pest. More >>

Business solutions for food businesses

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand food businesses today welcomed a trio of new food safety tools, designed to make it faster, easier and more affordable to follow the rules and keep consumers safe. More >>

Northland farmer banned from owning cattle, fined $5,000

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A 62-year-old Northland farmer has been fined $5,000 and banned from owning more than 70 cows for two years after being found guilty of a range of animal welfare offences. Kenneth Charles Wood was sentenced at the Whangarei District Court last ... More >>

New stink bug rules released

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:47 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has provisionally released new rules intended to keep brown marmorated stink bug out of New Zealand. The new regulations will apply to this year’s stink bug season, which starts on 1 September and will run until 30 April. Following ... More >>

$372,500 fines imposed in landmark Mānuka honey fraud case

Friday, 28 June 2019, 2:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A former Auckland honey exporter and its operations manager have been fined a total of $372,500 in a landmark case involving the deliberate adulteration of honey in order to pass it off as high value Mānuka honey. More >>

Award’s call for biosecurity champions

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:39 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Entries are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. These Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country against pests and diseases. The Awards acknowledge people and organisations across New Zealand who ... More >>

Award to improve conditions for research pigeons

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A University of Otago psychology and neuroscience researcher has received an award to improve the welfare of animals used in research, testing and teaching. More >>

Have your say about surgical procedures on animals

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealanders have a chance to say what they think about the rules for surgical procedures on animals. More >>

9Wire open for applications

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has partnered with WWF-NZ, and other organisations, to co-found 9Wire – a brand new programme aimed at unearthing and backing New Zealand’s great environmental innovations. More >>

 

 

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