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Blue cod fishery consultation launch

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Blue cod fishery consultation launch Consultation on new proposals to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds will begin on 2 June. The Blue Cod Management Group, which developed these proposals, is made up of recreational and commercial ... More >>

On patrol in paradise

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:12 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Few places in New Zealand rival southern Fiordland for remoteness and effort to get to. The stunning scenery and fantastic fishing, hunting and tourism experiences make it a sought after destination for those with the time and inclination. You’d think ... More >>

Gardener caught smuggling tuber in his underpants

Monday, 18 May 2015, 2:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Polish gardener is facing prosecution for smuggling plants in his underpants into New Zealand. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff intercepted plant cuttings, a bulb, a tuber and seeds after an arriving air passenger was searched at Auckland ... More >>

Shellfish poacher forfeits car

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:56 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A woman who appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday had her $128,000 car (Audi Q7) forfeited to the Crown after pleading guilty to poaching a huge haul of shellfish. More >>

Northland farmer fined over cattle deaths

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Confusion over instructions to a worker managing a 32 hectare Northland property led to 12 cows starving to death and the owner being convicted of ill treatment of animals. More >>

Fruit fly high-risk zone reduced as winter approaches

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fruit fly high-risk zone reduced as operation heads into winter The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it is today relaxing the fruit and vegetable movement controls for some households in the centre of Auckland’s fruit fly zone. Acting ... More >>

MPI updates fees and charges

Friday, 1 May 2015, 1:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI updates fees and charges On 1 July 2015, updated fees and changes to the way the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recovers costs for its services from businesses and industries will come into effect. Changes and updated fees are a result of a ... More >>

MPI updates fees and charges

Friday, 1 May 2015, 12:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

On 1 July 2015, updated fees and changes to the way the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recovers costs for its services from businesses and industries will come into effect. More >>

Conviction upheld in wild goat meat case

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:33 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waitara man has lost his high court appeal against a conviction of selling illegally processed wild goat meat for human consumption. More >>

Two cars seized in record cockle haul

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI seized two vehicles after catching eight people with more than 10,000 cockles leaving an estuary north of Christchurch on Monday (20 April). More >>

Butchers prosecuted

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has successfully prosecuted 15 meat wholesalers/retailers and three company directors for the non-compliant use of sulphites/sulphur dioxide in raw meat. More >>

Fisher caught with 30 undersized snapper

Monday, 13 April 2015, 3:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries honorary fishery officers (HFOs) caught a woman with 30 undersized snapper at Little Huia on the Manukau Harbour on the weekend (11 April). More >>

Canterbury farmer pleads guilty to ill treatment of cows

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 5:00 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Leeston dairy farmer Clyde McIntosh today pleaded guilty to three charges brought under the Animal Welfare Act by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in the Christchurch District Court. More >>

Waihi paua poacher tries to hide behind customary permit

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 3:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waihi man who obtained a customary permit to try and justify his paua poaching near Whangamata pleaded guilty to fishery offences in the Waihi District Court yesterday (8 April). Thor Rubena, an executive, received a fine totalling $1500, plus court ... More >>

MPI in for the long haul on Queensland fruit fly eradication

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:24 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) remains confident that the isolated population of Queensland fruit fly will be eradicated from Auckland. More >>

New beagle pups join biosecurity team

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ten-week-old Charleston and Roxy (brother and sister) joined the Ministry for Primary Industries’ detector dog programme two week ago. More >>

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:04 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. More >>

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:17 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. More >>

Māori farming success recognised

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The talent on display at this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition highlights the vast potential for Māori Agribusiness, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Operation Concord Media update, Thursday 19 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to thank New Zealanders for their continued vigilance in checking infant and other formula products they purchase for signs of suspected tampering. More >>

 

 

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