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Proposed extension of Kaikōura shellfish and seaweed ban

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:43 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The public is being asked for its views on a proposed extension to the current ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastlines. More >>

NZ joins world agreement to control movement of marine pests

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand has taken its fight against marine pests up a step, formally joining an international agreement on the management of ships’ ballast water. More >>

Enjoy food safely over summer

Friday, 23 December 2016, 10:51 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding people of the importance of the 3C’s – Clean, Cook and Chill – to make sure they can properly enjoy food over the holiday period. More >>

MPI lays further charges over bobby calves

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has filed charges against another person over the alleged abuse of bobby calves during the 2015 bobby calf season. More >>

Multiple prosecutions likely after series of paua busts

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers have returned almost 600 undersized paua to the sea near Napier after several large-scale paua busts that occurred over one day. More >>

High value sheep milk PGP programme officially kicks off

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

[ 20 December 2016 ] – Building an environmentally, socially & economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme that has officially ... More >>

Fish for rock lobster responsibly in Kaikōura this summer

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is appealing to recreational fishers to fish responsibly in Kaikōura this summer to help the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery recover from the recent earthquakes. More >>

Speedier biosecurity at Auckland Airport

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:42 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity lane at Auckland Airport will allow speedier clearance of passengers, helping the Ministry for Primary Industries manage the huge number of travellers expected to arrive in New Zealand this summer. More >>

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 9:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast ... More >>

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 5:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast ... More >>

MPI produces super biosecurity dogs

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:01 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries hopes a new breed of detector dog will produce its best biosecurity sniffers ever. More >>

2015 figures released on animals used for research

Monday, 12 December 2016, 10:08 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has released the latest figures for the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. More >>

Fishery officers uncover hundreds of illegally taken pāua

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught pāua in the Wellington region over the weekend. More >>

MPI intercepts on-farm black market butchery operation

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI District Compliance Manager Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Brendon Mikkelsen, says compliance officers recently executed a search warrant following an inspection at an Atiamuri Farm. More >>

Research to begin on Kaikoura rock lobster quake impacts

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:57 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Research will get underway next week to determine the impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the local rock lobster (crayfish) stock. More >>

MPI intercepts large-scale home kill operation

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 4:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has intercepted a large-scale illegal home kill operation in the greater Auckland region. More >>

MPI welcomes the signing of organic food industry agreement

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:37 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed the signing of an arrangement with China that will benefit the organic food industry for both countries. More >>

Public health warning - Marine biotoxin in shellfish

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 9:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested in Eastern Bay of Plenty. The warning has been extended westward and now includes all coastline ... More >>

Fruit fly stopped at the border

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries staff have intercepted four Queensland fruit fly larvae at Wellington airport, stopping the dangerous pest from making a home in New Zealand. The larvae were found earlier this month in an undeclared mandarin carried ... More >>

Public asked to hold fire on paua rescue

Saturday, 19 November 2016, 10:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking the public to refrain from attempting to rescue paua affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. “We understand there are calls for people to take part in a rescue mission to save paua in the newly formed intertidal ... More >>

 

 

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