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MPI Announces Finalists In 2022 Good Employer Awards

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 11:03 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) have announced finalists for the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards. Now in their third year, the Awards are run by MPI and AGMARDT ... More >>

Liquor Importers Fined Over $150,000 For Trying To Sell Product Without Legitimate Bottle Labels

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:34 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland liquor importing company and two managers, have today been fined $151,200 for attempting to sell thousands of bottles of illegal liquor and avoiding rules in place to protect consumers. ACE Health Limited, along with managers Bosheng Wang ... More >>

Fishers Caught With 45 Times Daily Snapper Limit Face Prosecution

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 9:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI Fishery Officers have caught a group of fishers with more than 45 times the daily snapper limit. Late last week (12 May) two Fishery Officers were doing boat inspections at the Halfmoon Bay boat ramp in East Auckland. During these checks they ... More >>

Dry Autumn In Waikato And South Auckland Leads To Drought Classification

Monday, 16 May 2022, 11:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers. “This is recognition that a severe dry spell over the ... More >>

Southland Seafood Restaurant Owner Fined $10,400 Over Failure To Keep Fish Sales Records

Friday, 13 May 2022, 9:45 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Southland company has been fined $10,400 after failing to keep a fish sales record system for seafood it was moving between its Te Anau restaurants. Chan Farther and Son Limited was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court on 12 May following ... More >>

Successful Rural Resilience Programmes Receive MPI Funding Boost

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 1:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has renewed funding for two successful programmes training farmers, growers and other rural people to manage pressure and adapt to change. The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) has been allocated $339,000 ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Draft Code Of Welfare For Dairy Cattle

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 10:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), the independent Ministerial advisory committee on animal welfare, is calling for feedback on a new draft code of welfare for dairy cattle. NAWAC has reviewed the existing code of welfare for ... More >>

Tauranga Man Fined $5250 For Attempting To Smuggle Exotic Plants From Thailand, The United Kingdom And India

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 3:20 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Tauranga man has been fined $5250 for attempting to smuggle exotic home and garden plants from Thailand, the United Kingdom and India. Scott David Peters, 33, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today (6/4/22) on one charge under the Biosecurity ... More >>

Almonds A New High-value Nut To Crack

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 1:27 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Another ‘nutty’ idea could lead to a brand-new almond industry in New Zealand. Plant & Food Research is embarking on a feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in Hawke’s Bay. The project has backing from central and ... More >>

Manawatū Farmer Sentenced To Home Detention & Disqualified From Owning Farm Animals After Cattle Found Starved To Death

Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:16 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Manawatū farmer has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and disqualified from owning or exercising authority over farm animals indefinitely after 28 cattle were found to have starved to death. Other cattle had to be humanely euthanised due ... More >>

Fishing Company And Master Guilty On 14 Charges Of Breaching International Fishing Rules

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 11:03 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Amaltal Fishing Co Limited, along with the master of its fishing vessel, the Amaltal Apollo , have been found guilty of 14 charges of breaching the conditions of a high seas fishing permit. Amaltal Fishing Co Limited is a subsidiary of Talley’s Group ... More >>

Tips To Safely Make Food Last Longer

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 10:00 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

If you’re isolating at home, want to reduce your trips to the supermarket, or simply make your food dollars stretch further, there are some simple food safety tips that can help, says New Zealand Food Safety deputy director general Vincent ... More >>

Waikato Farmer Fined $35,000 Over Failure To Treat Flystrike In Sheep

Friday, 4 March 2022, 11:59 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A sheep and beef farmer has been fined $35,000 for a range of charges related to failure to care for his sheep. Warren Michael George Koberstein (73) of Mangakino was previously convicted for failing to treat about 100 sheep with flystrike, and ... More >>

Timber Design Centre Will Enable Innovative And Greater Use Of Building With Timber

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 8:52 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service deputy director general Jason Wilson. “This ... More >>

2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards Open For Entries

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 10:06 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The search has begun to find Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exceptional primary sector employers. Entries have opened for the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards, which are run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Agricultural and ... More >>

Applications Open For Community Planting Projects

Monday, 28 February 2022, 1:35 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service initiative supporting communities to take up planting projects, and at the same time honour local heroes, is continuing to reap rewards. Since its launch in 2018, Matariki Tu Rākau has funded 660,000 ... More >>

Farmer Prohibited From Owning Or Managing Cattle And Sheep For 10 Years, Fined $6500

Monday, 21 February 2022, 9:20 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A farmer who failed to adequately feed cattle, treat animals for worms and tend to ill and injured cattle, has been fined and banned from owning or managing animals for a decade. Michael William Goodwin (75) is mainly a cattle farmer with up to 200 ... More >>

Longline Fisher Who Went To Sea Without Observer Aboard Fined $7,800

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 1:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The owner of a longline tuna fishing company, who failed to take a Fisheries Observer on a fishing trip, was fined $7,800 at the Dunedin District Court (16/2/22). It’s the second time in a year that Wayne David MacFarlane (44), who is the director of ... More >>

Government Funds Hemp Research

Friday, 4 February 2022, 11:46 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is investing $1.34 million in hemp research and development through its Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures). Funding recipient New Zealand Natural Fibres (NZFN) is itself putting $2 million ... More >>

Stick To The Rules And Enjoy Kaimoana Into The Future

Friday, 4 February 2022, 10:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is encouraging all recreational fishers to continue sticking to the rules when they’re out on the boat or at their favourite fishing or diving spot. The formal holiday season may be over, but the Waitangi Day long weekend and ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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