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New rules for surgical procedures on animals from May 2020

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Check the new rules on who can do what and how it must be done New rules on who can carry out some surgical procedures on animals and how they must be done are expected to be in place from May 2020. The Ministry for Primary Industries says the new regulations ... More >>

Public consultation open for fisheries sustainability

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand starts consultation today on proposed changes to catch settings for rock lobster and scallops for the new fishing year beginning 1 April 2020. More >>

NZ supporting future agriculture emission science leaders

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:21 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Thirty-one early-career scientists from 14 developing countries will each receive research scholarships to boost their scientific capability, with help from a New Zealand government-supported international PhD programme, the Ministry for Primary ... More >>

NZ supporting future agriculture emission science leaders

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:08 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Thirty-one early-career scientists from 14 developing countries will each receive research scholarships to boost their scientific capability, with help from a New Zealand government-supported international PhD programme, the Ministry for Primary ... More >>

MPI directs halt to unregistered raw milk sales

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has directed unregistered raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk suppliers across the country to stop selling their product until they comply with the legal requirements for sale. More >>

New members at Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Lucy Griffiths of Masterton and Anne-Marie Broughton of Whanganui have been appointed to the independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP) for Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures). More >>

International science expertise to help eradicate M. bovis

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Global epidemiology consulting company Ausvet and New Zealand’s Working Formula (WF) have been appointed by the Mycoplasma bovis Programme (The Ministry for Primary Industries, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand) to undertake research to help accelerate ... More >>

Husband jailed, wife fined $30,000 for animal abuse

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:05 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Palmerston North man has been jailed and his wife fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to a total of 20 charges relating to the abuse of cows and calves in their care. More >>

Changes to the Pāua bag and accumulation limit

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The recreational limit of pāua is changing in Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson to ensure the fishery remains sustainable after the impacts of the Kaikōura earthquakes in 2016. More >>

Dairy company behind “The Collective” brand fined

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 4:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand and its former directors have been fined a total of $479,000 for repeatedly failing to report positive listeria results, following an investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries ... More >>

Fishery officers shut down black market crayfish ring

Friday, 25 October 2019, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officers have shut down a long-running East Coast black market crayfish ring that was allegedly being run by an extended family. More >>

MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships – applications open

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Applications are open for Ministry for Primary Industries Postgraduate Science Scholarships for PhD and Masters students undertaking primary sector research. More >>

Court convictions and fines for taking thousands of pipi

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:26 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A group of men who took more than five thousand pipi from Ohiwa Harbour in Whakatane have been convicted and fined for their offending. More >>

Green Grass Farms and contract milker fined almost $10,000

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:24 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Invercargill farming operation and a contract milker employed by the company have been convicted and fined almost $10,000 after more than 100 cows in their care suffered broken tails. More >>

Regional vet graduates to receive financial boost

Monday, 30 September 2019, 10:04 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Thirty-two graduate vets will receive a financial boost from the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians to help ease the shortage of veterinarians working with production animals in our regions, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced ... More >>

MPI publishes findings from review of Walking Access Act

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 10:48 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today published the findings and recommendations from a review of the Walking Access Act 2008. The review revealed strong public support for the Act. The changes proposed by the review aim to help ensure it is fit for ... More >>

Biosecurity Award finalists stepping up

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 10:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Biosecurity Award finalists announced today exhibit the diversity and shared commitment of those working to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases. Judging Panel Chair Dr John Hellstrom says the finalists represent an impressively diverse ... More >>

Symposium focused on combating myrtle rust

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:20 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The recent Myrtle Rust Science Symposium discussed solutions to battle the invasive rust disease which is attacking iconic species such as pōhutukawa and ramarama, and heard how myrtle rust has wiped out species from some areas across the Tasman. More >>

New Zealand Food Safety to consult on its draft strategy

Monday, 2 September 2019, 9:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Deputy Director-General of New Zealand Food Safety Bryan Wilson announced today New Zealand Food Safety will take its draft strategy out for public consultation 2-27 September 2019. More >>

New survey measures recreational fishing

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 1:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Fisheries New Zealand national survey of recreational fishing has confirmed the ongoing importance of recreational fishing. The National Panel Survey – which is conducted every 5-6 years – provides a snapshot of recreational fishing activity ... More >>

 

 

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