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Ensure A Smooth Moving Day

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 12:41 pm | Biosecurity NZ

With 'Moving Day' just around the corner (June 1), it’s a good time for farmers to review their biosecurity practices while moving their animals. “Good planning and communication can help ensure a smooth Moving Day,” says Mycoplasma bovis ( ... More >>

Fishers, Boaties And Others Get A “Check, Clean And Dry” Reminder

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:24 am | Biosecurity NZ

It’s a ‘game’ in which everyone’s a winner – and Biosecurity New Zealand wants to thank all who played it, defeating invasive pests along the way. Stuart Anderson, deputy director-general Biosecurity NZ, says its latest digital campaign ... More >>

Winter Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Friday, 13 May 2022, 3:56 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand has just launched its winter campaign to help raise awareness of a particularly unwanted pest – the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). “BMSB poses a major threat to New Zealand’s horticulture industry, with the potential ... More >>

Biosecurity NZ Responds To Reports Of Indonesia Foot And Mouth Outbreak

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 2:31 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is closely monitoring reports of a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, says Biosecurity New Zealand Deputy Director-General Stuart Anderson. "We understand the outbreak is yet to be formally reported ... More >>

New Bee Hive Surveillance Project Supports Biosecurity

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 11:26 am | Biosecurity NZ

The search is on for 100 volunteer beekeepers to join a new Biosecurity New Zealand surveillance project, looking out for future bee threat– the small hive beetle. Biosecurity New Zealand Deputy-Director General Stuart Anderson says the project ... More >>

Joint Efforts Under Way After Unwanted Pest Detected In Tauranga

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 3:05 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is working with primary sector and Te Tiriti partners after a single confirmed egg mass belonging to the moth pest the fall armyworm was found in Tauranga. The moth is found around the world and is present in the Americas, Africa ... More >>

New Pests And Diseases Reporting Tool Strengthens Our Biosecurity System

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:28 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand has released a new web tool so people can report suspected exotic pests and diseases online. “Alerts from the public about things that appear out of the ordinary to them, along with reports from our primary sector partners ... More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand’s Annual Survey Supports Aotearoa’s Beekeepers

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:04 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand’s annual Winter Colony Loss survey results are out now and show that the country’s beekeepers are serious about working together to support a strong bee industry. Biosecurity New Zealand senior scientist Richard Hall says ... More >>

Rules restricting boatingto stop spread of pest seaweed

Friday, 17 September 2021, 10:51 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is placing legal controls on parts of Aotea Great Barrier Island in a bid to contain the invasive seaweed Caulerpa brachypus , while the local Mana Whenua governance group on Aotea are supporting a dual response by imposing ... More >>

Biosecurity NZ and industry managing suspected chicken virus

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 4:01 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is responding to a possible detection of a poultry virus, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus type 1 in a layer egg farm in Otago. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 7 June 2019

Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:19 am | Biosecurity NZ

On the ground efforts to manage the recent fruit fly detections in the Northcote area continue, with the possibility of some controls remaining in place throughout the winter months. More >>

Cargo facilities can now be fined

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:52 am | Biosecurity NZ

Facilities that deal with imported cargo now face fines for breaking biosecurity rules. From today (15 April), Biosecurity New Zealand officers can issue infringement notices to transitional and containment facilities for actions that could allow invasive ... More >>

Fruit fly species stopped at border

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:16 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand officers have stopped an unwanted fruit fly species from entering the country. More >>

New agreement to protect citrus industry

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 4:31 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand and Citrus New Zealand have reached an agreement on how to prepare for and respond to future biosecurity threats. More >>

Public asked to help with beetle surveillance

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:02 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is asking the public to report any sign of the wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle. More >>

Facialis fruit fly response in Otara – Situation Update 1

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 2:15 pm | Biosecurity NZ

A large field operation is underway in the Auckland suburb of Otara following the discovery of a single male Facialis fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the area. This is not related to the current Devonport situation. More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand – Situation Update 3

Monday, 18 February 2019, 12:33 pm | Biosecurity NZ

18 February 2019 A large field crew continues work in the Auckland suburb of Devonport today, focused on finding out if there is an incursion of the Queensland fruit fly in the area. This follows the detection of a lone male fly in a surveillance trap ... More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand – Situation Update 2

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:44 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand – Situation Update 2 17 February 2019 Work continues at pace on the biosecurity response following the discovery last week of one male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. This is the ... More >>

Devonport Queensland Fruit Fly Situation Update 1

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 1:04 pm | Biosecurity NZ

A large field operation is underway in the Auckland suburb of Devonport following the discovery of one male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the area. More >>

Biosecurity NZ and DOC warn of myrtle rust risk this summer

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:23 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are encouraging the public to check their local myrtle plants this summer to help track the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust. Myrtle rust ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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