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Seed Smugglers Sent Packing

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 2:21 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Border officials sent two foreign air passengers packing last Friday after they tried to smuggle seeds through Auckland airport. More >>

Conviction For Deliberate And Wilful Ill-Treatment Of Dairy

Friday, 12 October 2012, 3:41 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A 40 year-old Waikino farmer Laurens Barend Erasmus has been convicted in the Waihi District Court today for the wilful ill-treatment of a significant number of dairy cows. More >>

Waikanae man uses scuba to plunder paua stocks

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 4:55 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A 61 year old Waikanae man will face serious charges laid under the Fisheries Act after being found with over 250 paua at Makara Beach late last week. More >>

Forestry export demand weaker

Friday, 30 March 2012, 2:05 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A developing oversupply of logs in China and continuing currency pressure has resulted in a small fall in New Zealand forestry export earnings for the latest quarter. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has this week released forestry production and ... More >>

Ill treatment of cow earns farm manager community service

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 2:52 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A Whangarei farm manager has been convicted under animal welfare legislation after an investigation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). Wilson Komene was sentenced in the Whangarei District Court on 27 March for reckless ill treatment ... More >>

Changes to Recreational Fishing Catch Limits to Take Effect

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 4:11 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Blue cod, bluenose and the portion of fish in your fish and chips should all benefit from changes to catch limits and other measures that come into effect on 1 May. More >>

Rock Lobster Catch Limit Changes

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 3:37 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has today announced changes to the catch limits for two rock lobster (crayfish) fisheries, to apply from 1 April this year. The catch limit for commercial fishers in the Gisborne rock lobster fishery will ... More >>

Fishing vessel seized in Canterbury

Monday, 19 March 2012, 3:00 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Fishery Officers in Canterbury have seized a commercial fishing vessel, a motor vehicle and 60 rock lobster pots following a four month surveillance operation into black market sales of rock lobster. More >>

Fisherman fined for dumping snapper

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 5:33 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A commercial fisherman who abandoned a fishing net containing five tonnes or more of snapper was recently fined $25,000 in the North Shore District Court. More >>

Scope of independent review of kiwifruit imports

Friday, 24 February 2012, 4:52 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today released the Terms of Reference and details of the person who will conduct the independent review of the importation of kiwifruit pollen, plant material, fruit, nursery stock and horticultural equipment. More >>

Illegal activity nets dolphins

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 4:02 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is appealing to the public for information about the deaths of two Hector's dolphins which have been found washed up on a beach in north Canterbury this week. More >>

Red meat sector proposal reaches next stage

Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 3:40 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) announced today that a proposal led by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to develop on-farm management capability to enable significant productivity gains in the red meat sector has been approved by the PGP Investment ... More >>

Farm workers angry outburst ends in Court

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 5:40 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A Dunedin farm labourer has been convicted of ill treatment of an animal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. More >>

Farm worker's angry outburst ends in Court

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 3:44 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A Dunedin farm labourer has been convicted of ill treatment of an animal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. More >>

MAF investigates Taranaki food retailers on fish supply

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 1:36 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Restaurants and takeaways need to do their bit to shut down black-market fish trade and support both sustainable fisheries and food safety, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is warning. More >>

MAF to address strawberry seed review findings

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 2:59 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s (MAF) review of last year’s incorrect biosecurity clearance of strawberry seeds has identified improvements that will be made to further strengthen the biosecurity system. More >>

Maui's Dolphin Mortality

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 4:41 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) believes that a dolphin reported accidentally killed by a set net off the coast of Taranaki was likely a Maui's dolphin. More >>

Hawke’s Bay successful in Irrigation Acceleration Fund bid

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 1:09 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the first successful applicant to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Irrigation Acceleration Fund. The Irrigation Acceleration Fund provides for $35 million over five years to support the development of smart ... More >>

Areas designated for Undaria farming

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 12:22 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is announcing three small geographical areas where farming of Undaria ( /Undaria pinnatifida/ ) will be allowed, creating a new commercial opportunity. More >>

Tree planting upturn

Tuesday, 20 December 2011, 11:19 am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Emissions Trading Scheme is helping drive an upturn in levels of tree planting. More >>

 

 

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