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Stepping up the science in the fight against kauri dieback

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:25 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Work on developing an enduring, comprehensive science plan for fighting kauri dieback, with both short term and long term approaches has taken a step forward. More >>

Report on Statistics on the Use of Animals in Research

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 12:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released the latest figures for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. The 2016 statistics reflect the number of animals used in studies that were completed during the year and reported ... More >>

MPI Statement regarding Thompson & Clark Investigations

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI Statement regarding Thompson & Clark Investigations Ltd Statement from Martyn Dunne, Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries The Ministry for Primary Industries has referred evidence of potential serious staff misconduct to the Serious ... More >>

Kaikōura earthquake research results presented

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand, Te Korowai, and the Kaikōura Marine Guardians hosted an event last night for researchers to present the findings of their research into the effects of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake on the marine environment. More >>

Commercial fishermen convicted and fined

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 3:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two commercial fishermen have been convicted and fined after a commercial set net was found to be blocking off almost all of the entrance to Symonds Bay in the Manuka Harbour. More >>

Results of public feedback on blue cod announced

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:57 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has today announced the results of the second phase of public engagement in the development of the National Blue Cod Strategy. More >>

“Biosecurity nightmare” halted at border

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A traveller’s grisly gift for his family did not make it past airport biosecurity officers. More >>

Compliance operations: further progress to be made

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Joint Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and NAIT Ltd compliance operations have found greater understanding amongst farmers of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, but some are continuing to break the rules. More >>

Consultation on North Island freshwater eels

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has started public consultation today on catch limits for North Island freshwater eels. This includes the shortfin eel and the longfin eel in all Quota Management Areas across the North Island. More >>

Jail sentence for recidivist paua poacher

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The jailing of a man over paua poaching offences sends a strong message that the illegal gathering and selling of paua on the black market will not be tolerated, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Regulatory approval of new innovative trawl technology

Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has approved the use of a new innovative trawl technology for commercial operations in some deep water fisheries – the Precision Seafood Harvesting Modular Harvest System (MHS). More >>

Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in the Wairarapa

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 1:56 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand (a business unit of MPI) today confirmed positive test results for Mycoplasma bovis from a property in the Wairarapa. More >>

Salvinia eradication underway at Papamoa

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:57 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) started work to eradicate salvinia, one of the world’s worst aquatic weeds, from the Wairakei Stream at Papamoa. Salvinia is an unwanted organism and notifiable organism under the Biosecurity Act, meaning ... More >>

Precautionary action to seize US imported plant material

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI takes precautionary biosecurity action to seize US imported apple and stone fruit plant material The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking precautionary action to protect New Zealand from potential biosecurity risk by ordering the seizure ... More >>

MPI releasing historical compliance reports

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is releasing historical reports dealing with compliance risk profiling of the Southern Blue Whiting fishery that were designed to better inform fisheries management practices and in turn raise compliance levels. ... More >>

Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Monday, 28 May 2018, 5:26 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Government and farming sector bodies announced on 28 May 2018 that an attempt will be made to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand. Find out about the decision and what it means for you. More >>

Total Diet Study provides more insight on what we’re eating

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:27 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) has today published the results for the 2016 New Zealand Total Diet Study (TDS), which shows the food New Zealanders eat has a high level of safety in regard to chemical hazards which might be present in the food ... More >>

Mānuka honey definition research published

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:47 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Research undertaken and led by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to develop a scientifically robust definition for mānuka honey has just been published in a leading international scientific journal. More >>

Fine for failing to declare risky plants

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 3:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries applauds the $3300 fine dished out by the Manukau District Court yesterday to an air traveller who deliberately failed to declare plant materials to quarantine officers. More >>

Mycoplasma bovis found for first time in Waikato

Monday, 14 May 2018, 3:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI’s biosecurity business unit, Biosecurity New Zealand, today confirmed that a farm in the Cambridge area has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis . More >>

 

 

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