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Lifestyle Block Owner Fined $6,709 For Starving Cattle

Monday, 26 July 2021, 2:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A lifestyle block owner has been fined $6,000 and ordered to pay $700 in veterinarian costs for starving five cattle, and for failing to adequately treat and prevent parasites in two calves. Russell Murray Berghuis, 65, was found guilty of five charges under ... More >>

Further Testing Programme To Protect Consumers

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 12:55 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is extending a programme of testing to determine the extent of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in poultry flocks in New Zealand and to reduce the risk to consumers. NZFS has been carrying out tracing and testing of poultry ... More >>

Recall To Manage Listeria In Selected LSG Sky Chefs Products

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 8:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

LSG Sky Chefs New Zealand Ltd is recalling specific batches of selected salads, sandwiches and wraps, products sold at selected supermarkets, retail outlets and petrol stations throughout New Zealand due to the possible presence of Listeria bacteria. ... More >>

Horticulture Sector To Investigate Impact Of Tile Drains On Water Quality

Monday, 19 July 2021, 4:08 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new project in the Hawke’s Bay is investigating the impacts of tile drains on horticultural land, to provide valuable information about their effect on freshwater quality. Horticultural tile drains are used to divert excess moisture from the soil. ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Catch Limits For East Coast Tarakihi

Monday, 19 July 2021, 2:26 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to catch limits and settings for tarakihi stocks on the east coast of New Zealand. Following a recent ruling in the High Court of the then Minister of Fisheries’ 2019 decisions ... More >>

Nationwide Recall Of Speirs Foods Salads

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 6:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Speirs Foods (2018) Limited is recalling specific batches of three ready-to-eat salads sold in Foodstuffs stores nationwide as these may contain Listeria bacteria. The products affected are: Hawaiian Pasta with Creamy Dressing, Chicken Caesar Penne ... More >>

Nationwide Recall Of Countdown-branded Potato Egg & Bacon Prepack Salad

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 5:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Countdown-branded potato egg & bacon prepack salad with a use by date of 13 July 2021 is being recalled as it may contain listeria bacteria. Countdown initiated the recall from its Countdown, Fresh Choice and Supervalue supermarkets nationwide ... More >>

Calling All Of Aotearoa's Biosecurity Heroes

Monday, 5 July 2021, 4:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Entries are open for this year's Biosecurity Awards, which celebrate the fantastic mahi being done to protect Aotearoa. Over the years, Biosecurity New Zealand has received all kinds of entries - from a dairy company that established a Farming Excellence ... More >>

Invercargill Farmer Receives Home Detention And Ban For Animal Abuse

Monday, 5 July 2021, 3:40 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A farmer has been sentenced to nine months’ home detention and banned from owning or managing farm animals for four years for serious animal welfare offending. Bevan Scott Tait (52) received his sentence by audio visual link at the Invercargill District ... More >>

Applications Open This Week For $4 Million Canterbury Flood Recovery Fund

Monday, 5 July 2021, 12:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is encouraging all farmers and growers affected by flooding in Canterbury to apply for support from a new $4 million fund. Applications will open this week for the expanded Canterbury Flood Recovery Fund, ... More >>

Applications Open For Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research Fund Grants

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10:41 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The funding round for the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research Fund is now open, with $1.1 million available for new projects in the 2021/22 financial year. Steve Penno, MPI’s director of investment programmes, ... More >>

Auckland Farmer Fined For Unlawfully Removing Cows’ Teats

Monday, 28 June 2021, 1:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dairy farmer has been fined $ 3,250 for unlawfully performing a significant surgical procedure, amputating the teats of seven cows using rubber rings as a tourniquet. Pieter Nicholaas Smit, 60, was sentenced at the Morrinsville District Court for one ... More >>

Grazing Sought For Drought And Flood-affected Canterbury Livestock

Friday, 25 June 2021, 10:21 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is helping drought and flood-affected farmers in Canterbury to find alternative grazing for their livestock. Widespread flooding caused by an historic one in 200-year rainfall event caused significant ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Fisheries Catch Limits

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 11:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of fisheries for the new fishing year, beginning 1 October. “The consultation is part of a regular cycle of reviews that ... More >>

Honorary Fishery Officers Among Those Being Honoured During Volunteers Week

Monday, 21 June 2021, 1:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI’s honorary fishery officers are among the thousands of volunteers being honoured as part of National Volunteers Week, which started yesterday (Sunday, June 20). For more than half a century, Honorary Fisheries Officers have been donating their time ... More >>

Serial Fisheries Offender To Face Serious Charges Over Pāua Poaching

Friday, 18 June 2021, 1:02 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A serial offender will face serious charges after thousands of empty pāua shells were discovered at his home during a search warrant executed by MPI Fishery Officers. Police on patrol in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, near Wellington, stopped the man, and ... More >>

New Zealand Food Safety Places Precautionary Controls On North Island Egg Producer

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 1:21 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety has placed movement controls on a North Island egg producer as a precautionary measure after environmental testing indicated Salmonella Enteritidis on the farm. New Zealand Food Safety has been carrying out tracing and testing of ... More >>

New Forestry Career Opportunities As Forestry Scholarships Open For 2022

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:50 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Nine more New Zealanders can study for a career in forestry and wood processing with applications for the 2022 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships are now open. “It is an exciting time to be studying and working in the forestry ... More >>

Tokoroa Dairy Farmer Put On Notice And Fined $17,500 For Neglect Of Yearlings That Died

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 3:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dairy farmer whose neglect of yearling cattle led to 11 deaths, has today (Thursday, June 3) been fined $17,500 and warned that he could be disqualified from farming if he appears on animal welfare charges again. Rodney Grant Nicol (61) appeared for ... More >>

Recall To Manage Listeria In Peter Timbs Meat Products Sold In Christchurch Shops

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 9:24 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public to return Peter Timbs cooked sliced roast beef, cooked sliced ham and whole hams, boneless cooked smoked chicken products sold from selected Christchurch supermarkets and retailers, as they may contain Listeria ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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