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Makeover for OVERSEER®

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Makeover for OVERSEER® The owners of OVERSEER® are establishing a new not-for-profit company to manage, develop and license OVERSEER. OVERSEER is jointly owned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand ... More >>

Big fine for biosecurity breach

Monday, 3 August 2015, 1:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Christchurch business specialising in the biosecurity clearance of sea containers has been fined $16,750 in the Christchurch District Court last week (29 July) for a breach of the Biosecurity Act. More >>

Fish dumping incident investigated

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). More >>

Bird nest delicacy earns $15,000 fine

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A North Shore man was fined $15,000 in Manukau District Court last week (30 July) for trying to illegally import a Chinese delicacy that threatens New Zealand’s poultry industry and native birds. More >>

Fish dumping incident investigated

Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fish dumping incident investigated The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). MPI Compliance Director Dean Baigent says two separate fishermen alerted staff in ... More >>

Large illegal haul foiled on Lake Ellesmere

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Canterbury fishery officers received a call from a disgruntled member of the public in late July that a man was taking way too many fish from Lake Ellesmere. More >>

Farmer fined for cow deaths

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A South Waikato dairy farmer was sentenced in Rotorua District Court for neglect and ill-treatment of cows that became malnourished or starved to death in his care. More >>

MPI releases landfarming guidance

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 10:04 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI releases landfarming guidance The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today released guidelines for food producers and processors about how to ensure food safety and animal welfare after spreading rocks and minerals from drilling oil and ... More >>

Swamp Kauri rules strengthened

Monday, 13 July 2015, 12:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

13 July 2015 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is making changes to swamp kauri rules which will improve transparency, clarity and oversight of the law. The Ministry’s director spatial, forestry and land management, Aoife Martin, says there ... More >>

Ute seized in fisheries bust

Friday, 10 July 2015, 5:00 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Three men had their utility vehicle seized by the Ministry for Primary Industries this morning (10 July) after being caught with 1500 shellfish at a beach in Blockhouse Bay, West Auckland. More >>

Table grapes withdrawn from sale following spider discovery

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 3:20 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with New Zealand produce retailers to have all imported Mexican table grapes withdrawn from sale following the discovery of spiders in a small number of consignments. More >>

191 sheep deaths "compares favourably" says MPI

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:55 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed the 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle, exported to Mexico are now at a holding farm following their 15-day journey from Timaru. More >>

Busy month for biosecurity staff

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Burgeoning visitor arrivals in May have seen biosecurity staff intercept a range of unusual and potentially alarming risk items at New Zealand airports and ports. Recent figures from Statistics New Zealand show 176,700 visitors arrived in New Zealand ... More >>

Maketu Taiapure excess mussel sentencing

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area. The Maketu Taiapure area has a reduced quota for the harvest of green-lipped mussel to a daily ... More >>

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. More >>

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:19 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. More >>

Biosecurity pups named Fudge and Fritz

Friday, 26 June 2015, 2:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fudge (girl) and Fritz (boy) are the winning names for two new biosecurity detector puppies that have been especially bred to stop pests and diseases from entering New Zealand. More >>

Biosecurity pups named Fudge and Fritz

Friday, 26 June 2015, 1:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fudge (girl) and Fritz (boy) are the winning names for two new biosecurity detector puppies that have been especially bred to stop pests and diseases from entering New Zealand. More >>

Mail survey shows biosecurity controls are working

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:06 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest mail compliance survey result shows its biosecurity controls are working well at the International Mail Centre. The survey showed a biosecurity compliance rate of 99.99 percent for items going through the ... More >>

New report shows wider value of aquaculture industry

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 4:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A report commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the social effects of the Southland aquaculture industry has been published today. More >>

 

 

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