Ministry of Primary Industries - Latest News [Page 1]

Buying black market crays an expensive option

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:27 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Buying black market crays an expensive option Buying black market crayfish cost a Christchurch restaurant owner dearly when he appeared for sentencing in Christchurch District Court yesterday (3 September). Jianwen Li, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty ... More >>

Farmer fined for cow deaths

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:27 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A South Waikato dairy farmer was sentenced in Rotorua District Court today (17 July) for neglect and ill-treatment of cows that became malnourished or starved to death in his care. More >>

Aquaculture management decision released

Friday, 5 June 2015, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

About 2000ha of new space will be available for aquaculture in Tasman following a decision from MPI which considered the latest information about the fishery. More >>

eBay egg importer fined $45,000

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:07 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A chicken enthusiast put the New Zealand poultry industry and native bird population at risk by attempting to illegally import live eggs for her hobby, the Auckland District Court heard on Friday (29 May 2015). More >>

Shellfish poacher forfeits car

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 5:07 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Shellfish poacher forfeits car 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. The charge related to an incident in June 2014 ... More >>

Farmer banned from owning stock for 20 years

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A convicted animal welfare offender was disqualified from owning stock for 20 years and fined $7,500 on a new charge in Whangarei District Court in April (8/04/2015). More >>

Moving purchased fruit and veg outside the fruit fly area

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 12:06 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Revised controls for moving purchased fruit and vegetables outside the fruit fly Controlled Area. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today announced changes to the movement controls for fruit and vegetables in the Queensland fruit fly Controlled ... More >>

Operation Concord evening media update

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:24 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Police have confirmed tonight that the tins of infant formula collected from members of the public over recent days have all tested negative for 1080. More >>

Operation Concord Media update, Saturday 14 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 9:31 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Police around the country have now visited 855 dairies and other small retailers selling infant formula to distribute MPI information to retailers and consumers. More >>

Further fruit fly found in Auckland

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:15 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that an isolated population of the Queensland fruit fly has been found in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn. More >>

Plants up the sleeve earns passenger $3500 fine

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 2:18 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Henderson woman was sentenced in the Manukau District Court in January for trying to get two loquat plants, with their roots attached, past quarantine officers at the Auckland International Airport. More >>

New car import rules to keep stink bug out

Monday, 2 February 2015, 12:05 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

New treatment requirements for imported vehicles and machinery from the United States will help keep brown marmorated stink bug out of New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Finalists Recognised for Maori Excellence in Farming

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:58 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to congratulate the three finalists, and all entrants of the 2014 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award. More >>

Commercial fisher failed to declare abandoned fish

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 2:45 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Coromandel-based commercial fisher has been fined $6750 for abandoning fish at sea and had to pay a further $4679 by way of relief in order to get back ownership of his boat. More >>

MPI - Fisheries consultation underway

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 4:18 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has begun public consultation on new catch limits for rock lobster and scallop stocks, and changes to commercial overfishing penalties for sea cucumber for 1 April 2014. More >>

Initial trapping survey results in

Sunday, 26 January 2014, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The first trapping results for Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei have shown no suspect flies detected in all 83 traps in Zone A and in all 90 lure traps from outside the controlled zones. More >>

Training pays off for MPI snake handler

Monday, 18 November 2013, 10:48 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Ministry for Primary Industries inspector was able to put his snake training to good use when a slithery Aussie hitchhiker arrived in Dunedin in a container of personal effects. More >>

Sustainable agrichemical for the SFF minor crops project

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A new sustainable agrichemical that controls the leafroller pest on New Zealand’s blueberry crops is the first of many registered products to be released as part of the Government lead Sustainable Farming Fund. More >>

MPI undertakes compliance operation in South Auckland

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 2:26 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers have carried out a significant operation in South Auckland for offences against the Animal Product Act and the Fisheries Act. More >>

AsureQuality was not informed of contamination before MPI

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 9:04 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

AsureQuality was not informed of the contamination of Fonterra’s whey protein concentrate on Thursday 1 August, as stated this afternoon by the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

 

 

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