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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 >>

MPI boosts surveillance around Kaikoura coast

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is increasing surveillance around the Kaikoura coastline after reports that people are continuing to take paua that’s been exposed as the result of Monday’s earthquake. More >>

Marine biotoxin in shellfish, Eastern Bay of Plenty

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested in Eastern Bay of Plenty between Cape Runaway and Whakatane Heads. The warning includes Ohiwa Harbour. More >>

Otago Polytechnic receives award for humane use of animals

Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:20 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Otago Polytechnic's School of Veterinary Nursing has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) 3Rs award. More >>

MPI gives priority to rebuilding Kaikoura fisheries habitat

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:33 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is working closely with the Kaikoura community to support the rebuilding of fisheries that have been impacted after Monday’s earthquake. More >>

MPI introduces new mobile biosecurity x-ray machines

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 11:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries will introduce two new mobile biosecurity x-ray machines this summer to help keep fruit fly and other destructive pests out of New Zealand. More >>

MPI offers reward for ‘wanted’ bird

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 12:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A $1,000 reward is on offer to Bay of Plenty residents who report sightings of an aggressive pest bird, the red-vented bulbul. More >>

MPI wins appeal over bobby calf sentence

Monday, 7 November 2016, 5:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A slaughterman who received home detention over the abuse of bobby calves has had his sentence replaced with a two year prison term following an appeal by the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Remember food safety at home during the warmer weather

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 10:34 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

With summer fast approaching and warmer weather already here, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recommends a few simple steps to reduce our chances of getting sick from food prepared at home. More >>

Public health warning extended: Marine biotoxin in shellfish

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:14 pm | 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 between Akaroa Head and Gore Bay. The warning has been extended northwards from Motunau Beach following ... More >>

MPI to launch investigation into Farmwatch footage

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 10:50 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is launching an investigation into Farmwatch footage featuring bobby calves being dropped, dragged and thrown. More >>

Have your say on food safety rules

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is calling on food businesses and others to have their say on changes to food safety rules. More >>

MPI ready to handle foot-and-mouth disease biosecurity

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:34 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The success of an on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. More >>

 

 

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