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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 >>

Caring for livestock in wild winter weather

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 11:33 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

With winter now starting to bite, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding pastoral livestock farmers of their animal welfare responsibilities, whether animals are kept at home or sent off-farm to graze. More >>

New inflight video to educate visitors about biosecurity

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:07 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new inflight biosecurity video will remind international visitors about the importance of protecting Aotearoa from unwanted pests and diseases. More >>

Court action likely after men take more than 3,500 pipi

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:55 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two men are likely to face court action after being found in possession of 3,526 pipi taken from the Ohiwa Harbour near Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Public invited to have their say on access to the outdoors

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealanders with an interest in the outdoors are being invited to have their say on legislation that helps them access nature throughout the country. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland - Step-up in response in Northcote

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Another Queensland fruit fly has been found within the current Northcote controlled area, bringing the total to eight over the past three and half months. More >>

Climate change research funding on offer

Friday, 10 May 2019, 3:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary industries is calling for applications to the 2019/20 funding round for the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) Research Programme. More >>

Taihape farmer banned from owning sheep after convictions

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:46 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Taihape farmer banned from owning sheep after convictions for reckless ill-treatment More >>

Passenger and mail biosecurity review released

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:18 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has welcomed the findings of an independent review of its biosecurity passenger and mail controls at the border, saying they support its current direction. The review was commissioned by MPI Director-General ... More >>

Former Hawkes Bay Seafoods company fined $62,000

Friday, 12 April 2019, 2:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A commercial fishing company formerly owned by the Hawke's Bay D'Esposito family has been banned from fishing for three years and fined $62,000 after failing to report more than 200 kilograms of crayfish. More >>

Last controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables lifted

Friday, 12 April 2019, 2:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland north shore suburb of Northcote have been lifted, with no further Queensland fruit flies being detected. More >>

Biosecurity sniffer looking for name

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand is looking for help from the public to name one of its new detector puppies. More >>

 

 

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