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Biosecurity Officers Face Busy Summer As International Travel Increases

Monday, 12 December 2022, 11:23 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand officers will be working hard this summer to ensure increased international travel does not lead to unwanted pests and diseases entering the country. Air passenger volumes are rebounding strongly since the covid travel restrictions ... More >>

Hi-tech Traps On Trial In Fruit Fly Surveillance Programme

Monday, 14 November 2022, 10:44 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand’s National Fruit Fly Surveillance programme is trialling 60 state-of-the-art traps, with the aim to bolster the detection of exotic fruit fly. “We have a world-class biosecurity system, but the growth in global trade ... More >>

Stink Bug Campaign Ramps Up

Thursday, 3 November 2022, 11:06 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is ramping up a public awareness campaign to encourage people to report possible sightings of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) – a major threat to Aotearoa New Zealand’s horticulture industry. BMSB infests several horticultural ... More >>

New Rules In Place To Stop Invasive Seaweed Spreading

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 4:01 pm | Biosecurity NZ

New rules to prevent the spread of an invasive seaweed will soon make it illegal to anchor most vessels in three bays at Aotea Great Barrier Island. Tougher restrictions, which come into effect at 11.59pm on Monday 31 October, are part of changes to a ... More >>

Testing For Mycoplasma Bovis Stepped Up With New Strain

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 2:40 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Summer testing for Mycoplasma bovis will be stepped up after New Zealand’s nationwide surveillance programme identified a new strain of the disease on one of the four confirmed positive properties, which are all in Mid Canterbury, says M. bovis programme ... More >>

Additional M. Bovis Infection Inside Controlled Area Notice Boundary

Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:11 am | Biosecurity NZ

An additional Mycoplasma bovis property has been found inside the Wakanui area of Mid-Canterbury where strict biosecurity measures, including a controlled area notice (CAN), were announced last week to eliminate a pocket of infection in the area, says ... More >>

Extra Measures To Target Pocket Of M. Bovis Infection

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 10:15 am | Biosecurity NZ

The Mycoplasma bovis ( M. bovis ) eradication programme is targeting the sole pocket of confirmed infection with depopulation starting on a Mid-Canterbury feedlot and strict new biosecurity measures for the surrounding area, says programme director ... More >>

Frontline Biosecurity Ranks Bolstered

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 9:18 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand has welcomed 17 new quarantine officers to help protect Aotearoa’s borders from invasive pests and diseases. Eleven officers graduated on Friday after completing an intensive 10-week training programme. They will work ... More >>

Tough Competition For 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards Finalists

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 8:27 am | Biosecurity NZ

The 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards finalists are here, and competition for all eight categories has been the toughest in the award’s history. “The awards judging panel has told us this year’s entries were the highest quality ever seen ... More >>

Invasive Weed Salvinia Eradicated From Pāpāmoa Waterway

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 10:28 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is declaring the successful eradication of the aggressive aquatic weed salvinia from one Bay of Plenty site after four years of work. “It’s an invasive aquatic pest that grows rapidly and can smother the surface of rivers ... More >>

New Biosecurity Measure To Protect Against FMD

Friday, 22 July 2022, 2:21 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against Foot-and-Mouth Disease, says Biosecurity New Zealand Deputy Director General Stuart Anderson. “While ... More >>

Campaign To Raise FMD Awareness For Travellers

Sunday, 10 July 2022, 6:00 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is stepping up its work at the border with a campaign to ensure travellers do their part to protect farmers from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), says Deputy Director General Stuart Anderson. Foot-and-mouth disease is in many countries, ... More >>

PKE Audit Shows Strict FMD Requirements Being Met

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 3:23 pm | Biosecurity NZ

An on-the-ground audit of Indonesia’s palm kernel supply chain shows it is meeting New Zealand’s strict biosecurity requirements for foot-and-mouth disease, says Biosecurity New Zealand Deputy Director-General Stuart Anderson. “We sent our experts ... More >>

Search Is On For New Zealand’s Biosecurity Champions

Friday, 17 June 2022, 10:03 am | Biosecurity NZ

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made around Aotearoa New Zealand to protect our country against pests and diseases. “It’s our way of honouring people and ... More >>

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 >>





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