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Trade in cut flowers and foliage to USA resumes

Sunday, 2 November 2008, 1:46 pm | Biosecurity Council

New Zealand cut flower and foliage growers, who export product to the USA, are about to receive an early Christmas present. More >>

MAF works with nursery industry to limit pest weed

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 10:10 am | Biosecurity Council

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s biosecurity arm, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is today working in close co-operation with the nursery and gardening industry to limit the distribution of suspected pest weeds through contaminated imported ... More >>

Caution needed – paua disease on our doorstep

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 2:50 pm | Biosecurity Council

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is urging travellers to Australia to be mindful of a serious virus destroying abalone there and to take precautions to avoid inadvertently carrying it back to infect New Zealand paua. More >>

Fifth New Zealand Biosecurity Summit

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 10:17 am | Biosecurity Council

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand would like to invite journalists to attend the conference sessions of the New Zealand Biosecurity Summit in Auckland, 24-25 October. More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand continues GM fish search

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 1:42 pm | Biosecurity Council

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is continuing work tracing and seizing a number of genetically modified (GM) aquarium fish that are not permitted in the country. More >>

Australian honey imports temporarily suspended

Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 9:26 am | Biosecurity Council

As a result of a decision today by the High Court, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand has temporarily suspended imports of honey from Australia. The Court injunction was sought by the National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand which is challenging Biosecurity ... More >>

Varroa Update 17

Friday, 15 December 2006, 9:33 am | Biosecurity Council

Biosecurity New Zealand surveillance of apiaries around varroa mite infested areas in Nelson has detected three apiaries infected with low levels of the mite. More >>

Red Imported Fire Ant nest detected

Friday, 9 June 2006, 4:46 pm | Biosecurity Council

Biosecurity New Zealand has today endeavoured to exterminate a Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) nest found at Whirinaki near Napier. More >>

Painted apple moth catch another immigrant

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 11:45 am | Biosecurity Council

Biosecurity New Zealand today confirmed that a Painted apple moth trapped in Otahuhu on 26 August 2005 was most probably a hitchhiker that had arrived from Australia after it had pupated, rather than from an established New Zealand population. More >>

Painted Apple Moth find a new arrival

Thursday, 2 June 2005, 1:45 pm | Biosecurity Council

Scientific testing using two different techniques indicates that that the Painted Apple Moth (PAM) trapped at an Otahuhu container facility on 5 May 2005 was a new arrival, and not a remainder of the population in West Auckland that sparked eradication ... More >>

A biosecurity strategy for New Zealand

Monday, 25 August 2003, 4:00 pm | Biosecurity Council

It has taken almost three years of effort and contribution by hundreds of New Zealanders to produce New Zealand's first biosecurity strategy according to Biosecurity Council chair, Dr John Hellstrom. More >>

Final Round Of Biosecurity Strategy Consultation B

Monday, 16 December 2002, 2:18 pm | Biosecurity Council

The draft Biosecurity Strategy for New Zealand released today will lead to a new blueprint for the way biosecurity is managed in the future, said Biosecurity Council chair John Hellström. More >>

Audit report needs to be seen in full context

Thursday, 28 November 2002, 1:47 pm | Biosecurity Council

The Auditor-General’s report into biosecurity risk management has added to the emergence of common themes around which the foundation of a national Biosecurity Strategy is being built, Biosecurity Council chair John Hellström said today. More >>