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No further Tau flies have been found

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:08 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A single Tau fly was found in a surveillance trap in Manurewa on Thursday 21 January. MPI is now focused on finding if there are any further flies present in the area. A network of lure traps are in place and if any flies are present, the traps will ... More >>

Tau fly update

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 2:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Work continues in the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) response following the discovery late last week of a single Tau fly in one of the Ministry’s fruit fly surveillance traps in Manurewa, Auckland. More >>

Tau fly media update

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

It’s been a busy time for MPI and AQ staff since they swung in to action following the find of a single male Tau fly on Thursday afternoon (21 January). More >>

Tau fly find under investigation

Friday, 22 January 2016, 3:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single Tau fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa More >>

Juggling balls seized at border

Friday, 15 January 2016, 11:06 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Argentinian traveller will have to re-think her juggling act after the Ministry for Primary Industries found her juggling balls to be infested with weevils. More >>

Is it safe to gather shellfish? – MPI can tell you

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 1:27 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new service to email warnings to shellfish gatherers about toxin levels in shellfish has been introduced for summer by the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Disappointing opening to blue cod season

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding recreational fishers at the top of the South Island of the new rules for blue cod after a disappointing start to the season. More >>

Fishery officers out spreading the word

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 2:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers were out in force over the weekend (19-20 December) as part of a pre-Christmas campaign to engage with the public and raise awareness of fisheries rules and regulations. More >>

Officials join forces to help save the uga crab population

Monday, 21 December 2015, 3:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Principal Fisheries Officer from the Niue Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will be at Auckland International Airport on 23 December to see first-hand the support that New Zealand biosecurity officers from the Ministry ... More >>

Summer vigil for biosecurity staff

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The latest border biosecurity boost will help the Ministry for Primary Industries manage a swarm of new international flights and passengers this summer. More >>

Consumers should take confidence from handling of threat

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Domestic and international consumers of New Zealand food should take confidence in the way the criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080 was handled, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne said today. More >>

Report finds NZ's dairy sector in good shape

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 2:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Report finds New Zealand’s dairy sector food safety capability in good shape The food safety capability of the New Zealand dairy sector is in good shape according to a report released by the Dairy Capability Working Group today. The independent ... More >>

Strong outlook for primary sector exports

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) expects meat and wool, horticulture and forestry export revenues will support New Zealand's primary sector export growth to 2017, and help offset the recent year's fall in the dairy sector. More >>

Strain in fifth Hepatitis A case confirmed

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Results from testing have now confirmed that the fifth person, who recently contracted Hepatitis A, as reported last week, has the same strain of the virus as the other four people who fell sick with Hepatitis A in late October and early November this ... More >>

More dogs and border staff to keep out pests

Friday, 11 December 2015, 11:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Twenty-four new biosecurity detector dog teams (dog and handler) graduated from their training today – the biggest ever boost to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ sniffing force for stopping dangerous pests from entering New Zealand. “The new ... More >>

New development in MPI’s berry investigation

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A newly notified case of Hepatitis A is likely to be linked to the consumption of the Fruzio Mixed Berries product, which is currently the subject of an MPI-directed product recall. More >>

MPI applauds edible bird nest result

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 12:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries applauds the $10,000 fine handed out in the Manukau District Court to a woman who had admitted possessing and selling illegally imported edible bird nests. Judge Blackie recently (2 December) declined Stacey Miao ... More >>

Fruit fly eradicated from Auckland and restrictions lifted

Monday, 7 December 2015, 9:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is pleased to announce that the Auckland fruit fly operation has been successful and the insect pest has been eradicated from New Zealand. More >>

MPI continues to work on bobby calf issue

Monday, 30 November 2015, 12:41 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that were the subject of a television programme last night following receipt of footage that was aired on the programme. More >>

Stink bug exercise set for 1 December

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:01 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Government agencies will practice responding to an invasion of brown marmorated stink bug on 1 December. More >>

 

 

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