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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 >>

Erosion control 2018 funding round opens

Monday, 7 May 2018, 10:39 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today opened the 2018 funding round for the Gisborne district’s Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP). More >>

New detection of Mycoplasma bovis in North Island

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI today confirmed its testing has found a second farm in the North Island with positive Mycoplasma bovis infection. The Ministry’s Director of Response, Geoff Gwyn says the affected farm is a mixed sheep and beef property in the Pahiatua area ... More >>

Commercial Mycoplasma bovis test being developed

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:36 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A commercial diagnostic tool which will allow farmers to test for cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis themselves is being developed by a partnership comprising commercial laboratories, industry representatives and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Busy summer for frontline biosecurity officers

Friday, 13 April 2018, 11:18 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s border biosecurity defenders have just been through their busiest summer on record, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

New approach to manage myrtle rust

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:20 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries and the Department of Conservation say the fight against the plant disease myrtle rust is changing gear, given the prevalence of the disease across susceptible parts of New Zealand. More >>

Successful prosecutions over illegal collection of paua

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 2:25 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Nelson painter has paid the price for taking paua from an area in Kaikoura where the collection of shellfish was banned after the 2016 earthquake. More >>

Technical advice and pathway tracing reports released

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:02 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Technical advice and pathway tracing reports released following compliance searches 28 March 2018 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today released reports by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to its Mycoplasma bovis response and an internal ... More >>

Warranted searches conducted for Mycoplasma bovis

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:36 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Warranted officers from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Compliance Investigations team ran simultaneous searches at three locations yesterday as part of an investigation associated with the Mycoplasma bovis response. More >>

MPI calls for cull on Mycoplasma bovis infected properties

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has determined that all cattle on properties infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will be culled, and will be working with farmers to do that from today. More >>

Public vigilance helps nab divers

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Public vigilance helps nab divers who took hundreds of freshwater crayfish near Rotorua 26 March 2018 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is hailing the efforts of local iwi and members of the public for helping fishery officers catch a group ... More >>

MPI looking into accidental capture of Hector’s dolphins

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 1:32 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking into an accidental capture and subsequent death of five Hector’s dolphins in a commercial set net off Banks Peninsula last month. More >>

Primary sector exports forecast to rise to over $42 billion

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand's primary industry exports are forecast to rise nearly 11 percent in the year ending June 2018 to $42.2 billion. More >>

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low

Friday, 16 March 2018, 12:32 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low Bee colony losses in New Zealand continue to be significantly lower than many other countries, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) third annual survey on bee colony losses. Annual ... More >>

Consumers reminded to take care when drinking raw milk

Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:29 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding consumers to take care when drinking raw unpasteurised milk as raw milk is a high risk food. More >>

New Rural Canterbury group plans for the unexpected

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dedicated group of rural agencies and individuals has formed a group to represent farmers and growers in future adverse events. More >>

New Zealand pork granted access to Australia

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:07 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand pork and pork products will soon be served up on dining tables in Australia, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced today. More >>

Fisherman fined $6,000 for under-declaring grey mullet catch

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 3:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Northland commercial fisherman has been fined a total of $6,000 for under-reporting his commercial grey mullet catch. More >>

Fisherman fined $6,000 for under-declaring grey mullet catch

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Northland commercial fisherman has been fined a total of $6,000 for under-reporting his commercial grey mullet catch. More >>

 

 

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