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Important season for black-grass eradication

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 4:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Mid-flight centipede scare highlights biosecurity risk

Monday, 8 September 2014, 11:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mid-flight encounter with a dangerous centipede highlights the need for air passengers to check their bags for creepy crawlies before heading to New Zealand. More >>

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 2:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are ... More >>

MPI introduces new biosecurity sniffers

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two young biosecurity sniffers were introduced to the world today, along with a new type of detector dog and a new home for the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Auckland-based canine team. More >>

Māori agribusiness showcased to international delegation

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:54 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s Māori agribusiness programmes are on show this week, as delegates from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies visit New Zealand to address common barriers to rural economic development. Through case studies and on-farm visits, ... More >>

Biosecurity dog Clara starts sniffing career in style

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A biosecurity dog has started her sniffing career in style – her detection work resulting in a Vietnamese air passenger being denied entry to New Zealand and later sent home. More >>

New MPI biosecurity detector dog team for Christchurch

Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:54 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity detector dog team will start on 30 June (Monday) at Christchurch with the job of sniffing out exotic pests and diseases that pose biosecurity risk to New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

New MPI biosecurity detector dog teams for Auckland

Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:48 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two new biosecurity detector dog teams will start on 30 June (Monday) at Auckland with the job of sniffing out exotic pests and diseases that pose biosecurity risk to New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

New graduates strengthen biosecurity frontline

Friday, 13 June 2014, 1:34 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says 29 new biosecurity graduates will further strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity system, and help safeguardour primary industries from pests and diseases. More >>

MPI cautions on consumption of North American chia seed prod

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 4:24 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning New Zealand consumers that some brands of chia seed products from the United States and Canada may contain Salmonella bacteria. More >>

New programme set to transform hill country farms

Friday, 30 May 2014, 4:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme focussed on transforming hill country farms is formally underway, after this week’s contract signing between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry co-investor Ravensdown. More >>

Consultation on the sale of raw milk to consumers

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 3:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for public feedback on options for the sale of raw milk to consumers. MPI’s deputy director general Deborah Roche says any changes would need to balance people’s desire to buy and drink raw milk ... More >>

50 MPI officers swoop on rock lobster black market

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 1:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fifty Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) compliance officers wrapped up an undercover operation today that targeted recreational fishers catching and selling rock lobster (crayfish) in the South Island. More >>

50 MPI officers swoop on rock lobster black market

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 12:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fifty Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) compliance officers wrapped up an undercover operation today that targeted recreational fishers catching and selling rock lobster (crayfish) in the South Island. More >>

Passenger to be investigated for carrying plants

Friday, 23 May 2014, 3:23 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Passenger to be investigated for carrying plants The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating an air passenger it nabbed carrying two concealed plants in her shirt. Watchman, one of MPI’s most experienced detector dogs, sniffed out the ... More >>

History made with first signing of biosecurity partnership

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 9:00 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the kiwifruit industry have laid the foundations for a new era of biosecurity partnership with the first signing of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed. More >>

First signing of new GIA biosecurity partnership

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 4:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the kiwifruit industry have laid the foundations for a new era of biosecurity partnership with the first signing of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed. More >>

MPI announces new initiatives at CBAFF conference

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 1:12 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI announces new initiatives at CBAFF conference Martyn Dunne, Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), has outlined new initiatives to streamline non-risk imports and exports, in a speech to the customs brokers and freight forwarding ... More >>

Public support needed to keep water free of banned weeds

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 10:16 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Auckland Council are asking residents to report any fresh sightings of two banned and highly destructive weeds - water hyacinth and salvinia. More >>

Public support needed to keep water free of banned weeds

Monday, 5 May 2014, 11:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Auckland Council are asking residents to report any fresh sightings of two banned and highly destructive weeds - water hyacinth and salvinia. More >>

 

 

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