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MPI on high alert for stink bug

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is on high alert to stop the invasive brown marmorated stink bug from making a home in New Zealand. More >>

$3.1 million towards climate change research projects

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:29 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Thirteen research projects have received funding approvals totalling $3.1 million through MPI’s Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme. More >>

MPI accepts fisheries compliance operations report

Friday, 16 September 2016, 1:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General, Martyn Dunne, says he accepts the findings of an independent review conducted by Queen's Counsel Michael Heron into 3 MPI fisheries compliance operations. More >>

Low-traffic quarantine facilities may be reduced

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:03 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Low-traffic quarantine facilities may be reduced under the latest move by the Ministry for Primary Industries to stop unwanted pests and diseases from entering New Zealand. MPI is looking to revoke approval for “transitional facilities” that have been ... More >>

Sustainable Farming Fund applications close

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 9:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI's Sustainable Farming Fund 2017/18 funding round closed on 8 September. 77 project applications were received, requesting a total of $21.4 million. Most projects are carried out over 3 years and MPI has $7 million available each year to fund the projects. More >>

$25k in total penalties for Poor Knights offending

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:55 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is hailing the efforts of two dive charter operators who helped identify the offending of a commercial fisherman who was caught fishing in a prohibited area adjacent to a marine reserve. More >>

MPI makes massive paua seizure in central Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 2 September 2016, 3:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Hawke’s Bay fisheries officers have seized more than 600 illegally taken paua over the past few days. More >>

Removal of Bay of Plenty region biotoxin warning

Friday, 2 September 2016, 11:49 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today lifted the health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region due to marine biotoxins from toxic algae. More >>

Biosecurity is everyone’s business - join the conversation

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 4:04 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The future of New Zealand's biosecurity system is under the spotlight with the Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI) Biosecurity 2025 consultation phase well under way. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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