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Future Of Counselling Services For Rural Māori Secured In South Otago

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 10:57 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has stepped in to fund counselling services for rural Māori with addiction and mental health issues in South Otago. MPI is providing Māori health and social service provider Tokomairiro Waiora with almost $54,000 ... More >>

Repeat Pāua Poachers From Wellington And Napier Banned From Fishing For Three Years

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 3:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans for repeatedly taking excess and undersize pāua, in recent years. The men were sentenced in different courts for the unrelated offending yesterday. Under the Fisheries Act ... More >>

Rāhui And Legal Controls To Protect Bluff Oysters

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 1:36 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ngāi Tahu and Biosecurity New Zealand are today enacting a rāhui and a Controlled Area Notice to help protect the Foveaux Strait oyster fishery from potential spread of the parasite Bonamia ostreae, which was recently detected in the area. The measures ... More >>

Auckland Fishers Fined $ 4000 For Taking Cockles From A Closed Site

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A security guard, mother, and office worker were together fined $4000 plus $390 court costs for their part in taking cockles from Eastern Beach in Auckland, which has 18 signs along the beach warning of the closure. Jonathan Farrow-Russell, 35, ... More >>

New Zealand Food Safety Warns Consumers Not To Eat Raw Mussels

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 12:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is advising people to stay safe from food poisoning by cooking mussels thoroughly before eating them. Dr Paul Dansted, director of food regulation at New Zealand Food Safety, says Vibrio parahaemolyticus are naturally occurring ... More >>

Auckland Man Fined $30,000 For Not Meeting Biosecurity Importing Requirements

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 4:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland businessman has been convicted and fined $30,000 for breaking rules intended to keep New Zealand safe from pests and diseases, and trying to cover it up. Sanjive Ramavtar Kapoor, 53, manager and owner of Divine Logistics Limited , ... More >>

Make Sure You Have A Grazing Contract In Time For Winter

Friday, 19 March 2021, 3:27 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Winter Grazing Action Group (WGAG) is stressing to farmers the importance of having grazing contracts in place for the coming season. The group was set up by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor last year in response to a report from the ... More >>

Finalists Named In Good Employer Awards

Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:03 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Promoting the food and fibres sector as a great place to work is a priority for employers, Ministry for Primary Industries Deputy Director-General Karen Adair said as she announced the finalists in the second Primary Industries Good Employer Awards. ... More >>

Recreational Fishers Caught With Nearly 5 Times Legal Limit Of Snapper

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 3:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI Fishery Officers caught a group of recreational fishers with nearly 5 times the legal limit of snapper yesterday (March 10, 2021). Four MPI Fishery Officers were on patrol aboard the vessel Kaitiaki II when they discovered three men who were ... More >>

Forestry Futures Strengthened Through Training And Jobs

Monday, 8 March 2021, 10:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The forestry sector continues to provide career opportunities for New Zealanders, with Te Uru Rākau delivering $1.5 million into training and employment projects to help the sector meet labour and skills gaps. Acting Deputy Director General Henry ... More >>

Forestry Projects Restore Biodiversity, Waterways, And Jobs To Awhitu Peninsula

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:51 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Restoring native trees and biodiversity and improving waterways on Auckland’s Awhitu Peninsula will be accelerated thanks to two projects supported and funded by the One Billion Trees Fund, administered by Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand. ... More >>

Views Sought On Additional Proposals For The ETS Forestry Regulations

Monday, 1 March 2021, 8:32 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Te Uru Rākau - Forestry New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Forestry Regulations that it hopes will encourage new planting of both indigenous and exotic forest. These latest proposals ... More >>

Crown And Kiwifruit Sector Plaintiffs Settle Long-running Litigation Over Psa

Saturday, 13 February 2021, 2:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to the long-running litigation arising from the 2010 incursion of the kiwifruit vine disease, Psa. The plaintiffs, Strathboss Kiwifruit Limited, representing a group ... More >>

Heat Stress A Priority During Busy Year For Animal Welfare Work

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:23 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A significant amount of work is under way this year to update animal welfare codes and provide updated advice to farmers for issues such as heat stress, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. MPI veterinarian and director for animal health and welfare ... More >>

Sustainably Produced Beef Patties Aimed To Become ‘new Normal’

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:32 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

It’s possible to produce a beef patty sustainably across the supply chain in New Zealand, a year-long trial has shown. Key players in the red meat industry partnered with the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Food & ... More >>

Recall Of Salads To Manage Listeria Risk

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 8:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is advising the public to return or dispose of specific batches of various ready-to-eat salads as they may contain listeria bacteria. South Island Fresh Foods is recalling specific ready-to-eat salads nationwide following ... More >>

Auckland Team Wins Award For Work To Reduce The Use Of Animals In Research And Testing

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 3:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Dr Benjamin Albert and his colleagues from the Liggins Institute, Auckland University, are the winners of the 2020 Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield 3Rs Implementation Award. The 3Rs promote the reduction and replacement of animals used in research, ... More >>

Pic’s Peanut Butter To Trial Growing Peanuts In Northland

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 9:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Pic’s Peanut Butter has kicked off a project to look at the feasibility of growing peanuts commercially in Northland, with backing from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The $91,320 project is led by Picot Productions, and MPI is contributing more ... More >>

Hui Planned For Marae-based Project Teaching Kaipara Residents To Grow Kai

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 3:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is funding a new marae-based project to help Kaipara residents grow their own food. The first of four educational hui will be held this month to teach people how to transform their backyards into food bowls. ... More >>

$31,500 Fine For Bird Nest Sales

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 2:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland beauty salesperson has been fined $31,500 for possession, selling and attempting to sell unauthorised dry edible bird’s nests through the social media channel WeChat following a Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) investigation. Linying ... More >>