Biosecurity NZ - Latest News [Page 2]

Frog Fine

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:13 pm | Biosecurity NZ

A local man was sentenced Friday in the Auckland District Court for the illegal possession of a type of frog rarely found in New Zealand and must pay investigation and court costs totalling $10,000.00. More >>

Consultation open on national pest management plan

Monday, 21 June 2010, 3:42 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The Minister for Biosecurity has approved the release of the Pest Management Proposed National Plan of Action 2010 – 2035 for public consultation. More >>

Fanworm pest elimination programme to close

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 12:20 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand’s (MAFBNZ) programme to rid New Zealand waters of the introduced marine pest the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) has been called off, with new information showing the pest is too widespread to eradicate. More >>

New commercial animal slaughter code of welfare

Friday, 28 May 2010, 2:32 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The Animal Welfare (Commercial Slaughter) Code of Welfare 2010, issued today by the Minister of Agriculture, encourages all those involved in the commercial slaughter of animals to adopt welfare requirements to ensure animals are humanely killed. More >>

MAF review of border ops retains regional staff

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 1:35 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) announced today the outcome of the review of its operations at the border. Final decisions were made after a period of consultation with staff, which was extended to reflect the views of many submissions that MAF ... More >>

MAF assists dog death investigations

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 3:57 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is helping Auckland authorities to determine the cause of dog illness and death following visits to the city’s North Shore beaches. In recent weeks a number of cases of ill dogs have been reported to MAFBNZ, including ... More >>

Red Imported Fire Ants eradicated from Whirinaki

Friday, 24 April 2009, 1:02 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Following an intensive three year surveillance programme MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has declared the successful eradication of the Red Imported Fire Ant from the Whirinaki area, effective 4pm Wednesday 22 April 2009. More >>

Provisional import health standards for pig meat

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 12:45 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) today issued provisional Import Heath Standards (IHSs) for pig meat, pig meat products and by-products from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA. More >>

Measures in response to Plant & Food field trial

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 1:10 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has evaluated non-compliance with controls at Plant & Food Research - the Lincoln-based crown research institute containment facility where genetically modified (GM) brassica plants had been growing as part of an approved ... More >>

New South Is. Controlled Area for varroa bee mite

Friday, 1 August 2008, 10:26 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has established a new South Island Controlled Area for the varroa bee mite. The Controlled Area notice imposed on 13 May 2008 under Section 131 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 will be revoked and replaced with a new South ... More >>

MAFBNZ to discontinue Dutch Elm Disease programme

Thursday, 5 June 2008, 12:28 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) will discontinue funding national management of the Dutch Elm Disease programme. More >>

New bacterium affects fresh tomatoes and capsicums

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 9:55 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has today withdrawn phytosanitary certification for New Zealand fresh tomato and capsicum export produce until further notice, following the confirmation of a new disease-causing bacterium in three commercial hot-house ... More >>

Action on marine pest find in Lyttelton Port

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 11:33 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is responding to the detection of a new and unwanted marine species in Lyttelton Port. More >>

New South Island Controlled Area for varroa mite

Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 3:56 pm | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has established a new South Island Controlled Area to protect beekeeping operations in the West Coast, Canterbury and areas further south, from varroa which was found at St Arnaud, outside the previous South Island ... More >>

Didymo update - 01 May 2008

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 6:20 pm | Biosecurity NZ

In response to recent reports circulating about the apparent ‘disappearance’ of didymo, particularly in the Waitaki, Hakataramea and Maerewhenua Rivers, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand can confirm that didymo is still present in the those rivers and people ... More >>

Varroa bee mite found outside SI Controlled Area

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 10:58 am | Biosecurity NZ

Varroa bee mite has been found at several apiary sites near St Arnaud, just outside the Nelson-Marlborough Varroa Controlled Area boundary, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) said today. More >>

Good progress on biosecurity mussel dredging

Friday, 14 March 2008, 10:33 am | Biosecurity NZ

The MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) dredging of the Tasman Bay site where an oil rig was cleaned late last year is progressing well. More >>

Hunting stock bolsters biosecurity beagles

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 1:31 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity officials are celebrating the arrival of the first beagle puppies specially bred to protect New Zealand’s international borders. More >>

Meeting to discuss methyl bromide alternatives

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 1:50 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Twenty eight possible alternatives to the ozone depleting gas methyl bromide came under scrutiny yesterday when over 90 government and industry representatives met in Wellington to review the alternatives to methyl bromide use at our borders. More >>

Import health standard for horses from Australia

Thursday, 14 February 2008, 11:55 am | Biosecurity NZ

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has released a draft Import Health Standard (IHS) for Horses from Australia for public consultation. Horse imports from Australia were halted in August 2007 after MAF BNZ received confirmation from the Australian ... More >>