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191 sheep deaths "compares favourably" says MPI

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:55 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed the 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle, exported to Mexico are now at a holding farm following their 15-day journey from Timaru. More >>

Busy month for biosecurity staff

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Burgeoning visitor arrivals in May have seen biosecurity staff intercept a range of unusual and potentially alarming risk items at New Zealand airports and ports. Recent figures from Statistics New Zealand show 176,700 visitors arrived in New Zealand ... More >>

Maketu Taiapure excess mussel sentencing

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area. The Maketu Taiapure area has a reduced quota for the harvest of green-lipped mussel to a daily ... More >>

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. More >>

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:19 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. More >>

Biosecurity pups named Fudge and Fritz

Friday, 26 June 2015, 2:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fudge (girl) and Fritz (boy) are the winning names for two new biosecurity detector puppies that have been especially bred to stop pests and diseases from entering New Zealand. More >>

Biosecurity pups named Fudge and Fritz

Friday, 26 June 2015, 1:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fudge (girl) and Fritz (boy) are the winning names for two new biosecurity detector puppies that have been especially bred to stop pests and diseases from entering New Zealand. More >>

Mail survey shows biosecurity controls are working

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:06 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest mail compliance survey result shows its biosecurity controls are working well at the International Mail Centre. The survey showed a biosecurity compliance rate of 99.99 percent for items going through the ... More >>

New report shows wider value of aquaculture industry

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 4:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A report commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the social effects of the Southland aquaculture industry has been published today. More >>

Operation Concord information package now available

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 3:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today made publicly available a package of information relating the criminal threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080 (Operation Concord). More >>

A combination of many causes for deformed scallops

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 4:12 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A combination of many causes for deformed scallops Tests undertaken by MPI’s Animal Health Laboratory show a combination of many factors is behind the recent poor condition of the scallop populations around Great Barrier and Mercury Islands and in Pelorus ... More >>

Have your say on the new Border Clearance Levy

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 2:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) are seeking comment on proposed collection methods, rate differences for different transport types, and possible exemptions to the levy. More >>

New biosecurity puppies need names

Monday, 15 June 2015, 10:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New biosecurity puppies need names Six new home-grown biosecurity beagle puppies could soon be patrolling New Zealand’s borders, and the Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for names for two of them. The only catch is the names have to begin with ... More >>

Northland Facebook crayfish sales worrying

Friday, 12 June 2015, 10:24 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI Northland staff have found 6 incidents involving individuals offering crayfish for sale on various Facebook “buy/sell/swap” pages in the past 2 weeks. It is illegal for people to buy, sell or swap their recreational catch and MPI is speaking ... More >>

Lid lifted on Canterbury black market fish trade

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 4:12 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Those involved may face Fisheries Act charges of illegally buying, selling or possessing fish to obtain a benefit. These charges carry a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine and 5 years in prison. More >>

Tuatua collectors threatening prohibited toheroa

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 3:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The toheroa fishery was closed across the country in 1982 after a massive reduction in numbers. It is illegal to harvest, disturb or possess toheroa without a customary permit. More >>

Export revenue predicted to grow says MPI

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 10:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Export revenue predicted to grow says MPI The Ministry for Primary Industries is predicting steady export growth over the next four years in its latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries , released today. MPI Director of Sector Policy, ... More >>

Blue cod fishery consultation launch

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Blue cod fishery consultation launch Consultation on new proposals to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds will begin on 2 June. The Blue Cod Management Group, which developed these proposals, is made up of recreational and commercial ... More >>

On patrol in paradise

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:12 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Few places in New Zealand rival southern Fiordland for remoteness and effort to get to. The stunning scenery and fantastic fishing, hunting and tourism experiences make it a sought after destination for those with the time and inclination. You’d think ... More >>

Gardener caught smuggling tuber in his underpants

Monday, 18 May 2015, 2:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Polish gardener is facing prosecution for smuggling plants in his underpants into New Zealand. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff intercepted plant cuttings, a bulb, a tuber and seeds after an arriving air passenger was searched at Auckland ... More >>

 

 

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