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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 >>

Director General - Fonterra whey protein update 4//8/13

Monday, 5 August 2013, 9:47 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Further to my statement issued at 2.45pm yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 3 August 2013), at 6.00pm yesterday evening Fonterra notified the Ministry for Primary Industries of new information relating to batches of infant formula base powder manufactured ... More >>

UPDATE – Karicare formula – further precautionary advice

Monday, 5 August 2013, 9:14 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has further expanded its precautionary advice about Karicare infant formula products. More >>

Infant milk formula - precautionary advice updated

Sunday, 4 August 2013, 1:00 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has received further information from Fonterra relating to batches of infant formula base powder containing whey protein that may have been contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. More >>

Waikato paua poachers bagged by MPI Fishery Officer

Friday, 19 July 2013, 11:17 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Two Ngaruawhaia men were recently sentenced in the Hamilton District Court for taking excess and undersize paua under Section 252(7) of the Fisheries Act 1996, after being caught red handed by a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Fishery Officer in Raglan. More >>

New Crown Irrigation Chair welcomes opportunity

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 4:09 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The chair of the newly appointed Crown Irrigation Investments board, Alison Paterson, is welcoming the opportunity to help develop large-scale irrigation infrastructure. More >>

New Dairy PGP Programme Announced

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 10:40 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A project that aims to develop dairy wellness products as well as build Maori agribusiness capability is to receive government funding through the Primary Growth Partnership. More >>

Research Initiative to Rejuvenate Hill Country

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 10:38 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

An innovation programme that aims to develop precision fertiliser application for hill country is to receive government funding through the Primary Growth Partnership. More >>

Animal Limb Confirmed As from Sheep: MPI

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 9:52 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries today confirmed that further DNA testing carried out on an animal limb, recently discovered by a Bay of Plenty farmer in some PKE, is from a sheep, not an exotic goat or deer as suspected last week. More >>

More Staff to Strengthen Border Biosecurity

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 2:21 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Twelve new frontline border staff will help ensure New Zealand’s biosecurity defences stay strong, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Tauranga Businessman Sentenced For Serious Fishing Offences

Friday, 26 April 2013, 3:58 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Mt Maunganui based businessman has been sentenced on 13 separate charges for making false and misleading statements on fishing returns and documents relating to fishing trips made between November 2009 and October 2010. More >>

Fisherman Sentenced For False Reporting

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 3:12 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tauranga based commercial fisherman and skipper has been convicted for misreporting over 15 tonnes of fish and sentenced to seven months home detention and 200 hours of community service. More >>

Public Assistance Praised In Paua Apprehension

Friday, 8 March 2013, 9:09 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Northland Fishery Officers are praising the assistance of the public after successfully apprehending a man suspected of the illegal sale of paua. More >>

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