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Dolphin death points to illegal recreational fishing

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12:48 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary industries believes that illegal recreational set-netting is to blame for the death of a Hector’s dolphin on the West Coast earlier this year. More >>

Be ready for the calving season

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:09 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI’s Penny Timmer-Arends has attended many field days and workshops to discuss the new bobby calf regulations with those affected across the supply chain. More >>

Bonamia ostreae response update

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The first week of operational activity to remove flat oysters from Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island is ahead of schedule. More >>

Chinese fishing vessels fined for tuna offences

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Chinese fishing vessels fined close to NZD$1m for tuna offences near NZ waters 22 June 2017 Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately NZD$825,000 for misreporting bluefin tuna catches and fishing ... More >>

Myrtle rust update – Wednesday 21 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Incident Controller David Yard says there has been no significant change to the spread of myrtle rust, but work continues to control the fungus. More >>

MPI Cruise Ship Accreditation to Stay

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A trial accreditation programme has boosted biosecurity for international cruise ships and will be expanded for future seasons, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Fishing company, director fined for paua offences

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Bluff-based commercial fishing company and its sole director have been fined more than $14,000 for paua-related offences. More >>

Unauthorised GM petunias may be in New Zealand

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:23 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI has taken action after an overseas recall on unauthorised genetically modified (GM) petunias. Several varieties of GM petunias have been reported in Europe, USA and Australia and are being recalled by regulatory authorities there. MPI Director ... More >>

Tomato smuggler refused entry

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Korean traveller has been refused entry to New Zealand after trying to hide some tomato seeds from Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity officers. More >>

Myrtle rust update – Tuesday 30 May 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 1:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The stats stand at: 21 properties in Taranaki, 3 in Northland and 2 in Waikato. More >>

Gory biosecurity interception

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:48 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fresh crow and squirrel legs with the bones sticking out were the gory discovery for Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity staff at Auckland’s International Mail Centre. More >>

Fit for transport animal welfare app launched today

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has launched a mobile app that helps farmers, transporters, stock agents and veterinarians determine whether an animal is fit for transport. More >>

Myrtle rust appears in Taranaki

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:48 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Testing by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today revealed myrtle rust infection at a plant nursery in Taranaki. More >>

Door-to-door farm visits welcomed as floodwaters recede

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Fruit smuggler sent home

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An American traveller had her Easter visit to New Zealand cut short when she failed to declare a suitcase packed with fruit and vegetables to Christchurch biosecurity officers. More >>

All hands to the pump as second cyclone looms

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:52 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

As rural Bay of Plenty braces itself for more heavy rainfall today, the Ministry for Primary Industries is working alongside CDEM, the local Rural Support Trust, Federated Farmers, industry bodies and volunteers to help farmers and growers get ... More >>

Large number of people caught in black market operation

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:27 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland man has landed a bill for what’s possibly the most expensive meal of paua ever, after being fined $8,500 for buying the shellfish on the black market. More >>

Serious fungal plant disease found on Raoul Island trees

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are working together to address a confirmed find of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust on Kermadec pohutukawa trees on Raoul Island. Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii), ... More >>

Selective breeding practices report released

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:26 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has today released a report on animal welfare issues associated with selective breeding in New Zealand. More >>

Investigation into Hector’s dolphin deaths

Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has launched an investigation after the discovery of two dead Hector’s dolphins in separate parts of the country. More >>

 

 

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