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Detector dog 'Watchman' has success at Auckland Airport

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 11:21 am | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

On the day that Dog Squad returned to our television screens, our detector dog programme at the border has again proved its worth, with another successful biosecurity interception of melon halves and Cape Gooseberries. More >>

Range of factors at play in oyster deaths

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 4:17 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

Preliminary test results have identified some of the factors involved in the current increase in deaths of young oysters on upper North Island marine farms, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Response Manager Dr Richard Norman says. More >>

Suspected Bacterial Vine Infection

Monday, 8 November 2010, 12:10 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is investigating a report of symptoms of disease on kiwifruit vines on a North Island kiwifruit orchard. A preliminary test has suggested that a strain of the bacterial kiwifruit vine disease, Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae ... More >>

Mobile X-Ray Machine Another MAF Biosecurity Tool

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 4:03 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

A new mobile x-ray machine jointly developed by MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) and an Otahuhu sheet-metal company started work this week in the Auckland area. More >>

Fruit fly intercepted at border

Monday, 24 May 2010, 1:05 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) has successfully intercepted live cucumber fruit fly eggs (Bactrocera cucumis) on a consignment of produce from Australia this week. More >>

Detector dog discovers smuggled tiger penis

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 2:03 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

A Cambodian woman arriving at Auckland Airport from Singapore on Saturday 8 May was found smuggling what is suspected to be a tiger pizzle (penis) and a tiger gallbladder. More >>

New facility opens in Wallaceville

Tuesday, 2 March 2010, 12:47 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

New Zealand’s ability to manage a major disease outbreak was strengthened today with the opening of a new multipurpose facility at the National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease (NCBID) at Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. More >>

Eradication of southern saltmarsh mosquito closer

Thursday, 2 July 2009, 2:58 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) says an important milestone has been reached in the programme to rid New Zealand of the southern saltmarsh mosquito with the completion this week of aerial treatments in the Wairau area in Marlborough. Wairau is the last ... More >>

NZ Tomatoes And Capsicums On Australian Menu Again

Monday, 8 December 2008, 1:56 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) have received advice from Biosecurity Australia that they have revised their emergency measures which will allow the importation of tomato and capsicum fruit from New Zealand. More >>

MAF Biosecurity to revoke varroa movement controls

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 2:04 pm | MAF Biosecuirty New Zealand

MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) will revoke all movement controls associated with varroa bee mite, effective from 25 September 2008. More >>