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Māori incorporation funded to undertake land use assessment

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:51 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

An Iwitea Māori Incorporation will receive up to $40,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to find the best sustainable use for their land. More >>

DCANZ DairyNZ and MPI endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:57 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have today endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development. More >>

Paua operation valued at approx $30,000

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:18 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

19 September 2017 - A Canterbury diesel mechanic and well-known local fisherman is to undergo electronic monitoring for four months after pleading guilty to running a lengthy black-market paua and rock lobster operation. More >>

More surveillance for oyster parasite

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:08 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Further surveillance of the wild flat oyster fishery in Foveaux Strait for Bonamia ostreae will begin later this month. More >>

MPI sniffer dog joins stink bug fight

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A bug-sniffing detector dog introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries will help stop the potentially devastating brown marmorated stink bug from making a home in New Zealand. More >>

Three new properties as positive for Mycoplasma bovis

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 3:17 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ tracing and testing programme has identified three new properties positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis . More >>

South Island property under control for suspected M. Bovis

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:10 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) strongly suspects a third South Island farm is positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis . More >>

Dairy company and farm managers fined over unparalleled case

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:37 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Dairy company and farm managers fined over unparalleled case of neglect 15 August 2017 A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy ... More >>

Mycoplasma bovis Update 11 August

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:16 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Mycoplasma bovis - Media Update Friday 11 August 2017 MPI’s progress in the response to the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis was the focus of a well-attended public meeting in Waimate last night. Around 100 people turned out to hear MPI officials and a number ... More >>

Mycoplasma bovis - Media update Thursday 27 July

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 1:42 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Mycoplasma bovis - Media update Thursday 27 July 2017 Investigations continue in MPI’s response to the detection of the new-to-New Zealand cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on a farm in South Canterbury. The situation remains that the bacterial disease ... More >>

The trial of cameras in the Snapper 1 Fishery

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:37 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries commissioned a trial of cameras on commercial trawl fishing boats operating in the Snapper 1 (SNA 1) fishery in order to test the feasibility of using cameras to achieve a range of monitoring objectives. More >>

Sentencing of black market paua & kina offenders welcomed

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 10:31 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tauranga company that owns two local food outlets has been fined $30,000 for possessing paua from the black market. More >>

Banned vessel allowed to return after cleaning

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:53 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A biofouled vessel ordered to leave Tauranga earlier this month has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:15 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March. More >>

Fisheries officers kept busy on land and sea

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers detected close to 50 fisheries offences during vessel and land-based patrols in the days leading up to and including Auckland Anniversary. More >>

Routine patrol results in massive haul of undersized paua

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:05 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A routine weekend patrol for two Wellington fisheries officers and an honorary fisheries officer resulted in the discovery of an illegal haul of almost 300 undersized paua. Ministry for Primary Industries team manager for the Eastern and Lower North Island, ... More >>

West Coast farmer fined after “prolonged abuse” of cows

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:29 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A West Coast dairy farmer has been fined $15,000 as a result of a tail-breaking case involving over 200 cows. More >>

Fishery officers uncover hundreds of illegally taken paua

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 3:05 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend. More >>

Live crabs stopped at border

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:07 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Ministry for Primary Industries quarantine officer was shocked to discover eight very large crabs were still alive when he removed them from an international passenger’s chilly bin. The passenger had purchased the crabs from a local market in Samoa and ... More >>

Draft Snapper 1 management plan launched

Friday, 2 September 2016, 1:21 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A new draft plan for the long-term management of the important Snapper 1 (SNA1) fishery has been released today. More >>

 

 

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