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MPI Media Statement: Shearer Who Hit Lamb With Shears Causing Death Receives Prison Sentence

Friday, 23 October 2020, 5:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A 51-year old shearing contractor, who repeatedly struck a lamb causing its death, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment at the Alexandra District Court today. Christopher John Tredinnick was also disqualified from exercising authority over, or being the ... More >>

MPI Introduces New Requirements For Livestock Exports Following Independent Review

Friday, 23 October 2020, 12:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new requirements for the safe transport of livestock by sea. They follow an independent review into the animal welfare assurances MPI receives from exporters, led by Mike Heron QC and supported ... More >>

Biofouling Measures Approved For Naval Vessels

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New measures to prevent biofouling will reduce the risk of Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) vessels introducing marine pests and diseases to New Zealand without creating any undue restrictions on naval operations. Biosecurity New Zealand and the RNZN ... More >>

Biosecurity Awards Celebrate The Champions Protecting Aotearoa

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 10:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The 2020 Biosecurity Award finalists named today represent outstanding contributions by biosecurity champions making a difference to protect New Zealand’s unique environment from pests and diseases. The 27 finalists named out of a pool of 70 entries include ... More >>

Te Uru Rākau Funding Grows Rotary Living Memorials And Community Forests

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 1:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

One Billion Trees funding is helping Rotary grow its 100 Forests of Peace and Remembrance programme, as well as other community commemorative forest plantings. Te Uru Rākau’s Deputy Director-General Julie Collins says the funding means more communities can ... More >>

Independent Review Launched Into Assurances For Safe Transport Of Livestock By Sea

Friday, 11 September 2020, 10:53 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an independent review of the assurances it receives for the safe transport of livestock by sea. MPI Director-General Ray Smith says Mike Heron QC has been appointed to lead the review, which is expected ... More >>

Waikato Farmer Fined For Not Registering 152 Cattle

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 3:26 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waikato farmer has been fined $3900 for not registering 152 cattle under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme. Waitomo sheep and beef farmer Brian Anthony Murphy (67) was sentenced at the Te Kuiti District Court yesterday [August ... More >>

Statement From Air Commodore Darryn Webb

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 5:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Statement | 8.40pm 24 July Five people absconded from a Managed Isolation Facility in Hamilton this evening. A person was seen exiting over the facility fence by a routine police patrol, and efforts to find and return the group to the facility started ... More >>

Statement From Air Commodore Darryn Webb

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 5:45 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The fifth person who absconded from the Managed Isolation Facility at the Distinction Hotel in Hamilton has been found and detained. More >>

Recall To Manage Listeria Risk

Friday, 24 July 2020, 5:04 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Geraldine business Talbot Forest Cheese is recalling a range of products because of a potential risk of contamination with Listeria . Listeria is commonly found in the environment and can make people sick (listeriosis) if they consume contaminated ... More >>

Company And Fishers Sentenced For Bottom Trawling In A Benthic Protected Area

Friday, 24 July 2020, 1:44 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Sealord Group Limited (Sealord) has been ordered to forfeit a US$16m vessel and fined $24,000 today in the Nelson District Court for bottom trawling in a protected area. Sealord vessel master Bolen Terric Goomes was fined $7500 and first mate Thomas ... More >>

Company Fined $10,000 For Selling ‘pink’ Mince Laced With Non-permitted Chemicals

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 2:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

An Auckland company was sentenced in the Manukau District Court today for adding sulphites to beef mince. Food manufacturer and wholesalers Machi, operated by Diversity Foods Limited, were charged under the Food Act 2014 and fined $10,000. Sulphites ... More >>

Farm Manager Fined For Hitting Cows

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:49 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Whāngārei farm manager has been fined $3,130 for failing to minimise pain and distress in dairy cattle. Michael Ian Luke, a 62-year-old former Mangapai dairy farm manager, appeared in the Whāngārei District Court on 6 July for sentencing after ... More >>

Biofouling Survey For Cargo Vessels Arriving In New Zealand

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Biosecurity New Zealand-organised biofouling survey will involve compulsory hull checks for up to 40 arriving cargo vessels. The ships randomly selected to take part in the survey will be required to undergo a dive inspection and answer questions ... More >>

Food Poisoning Associated With Consumption Of Raw Mussels

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 3:06 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is urging people to ensure they cook raw mussels thoroughly after an increase in cases of food poisoning associated with commercially grown mussels from the Coromandel area. New Zealand Food Safety director of food regulation Paul ... More >>

Green Drought And A White Winter: North Canterbury Prepares

Friday, 12 June 2020, 5:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Feed covers in North Canterbury are generally 50-60% of normal levels Experienced farmers tell newcomers to prepare for snow on top of drought Farmers in dry parts of North Canterbury are likely to get a phone call to check in on how they are doing ... More >>

Eradication Of The Mosquito Culex Sitiens From New Zealand

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:50 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A small population of an exotic mosquito species detected near Kaipara harbour has been successfully eradicated. Larvae of the Culex sitiens mosquito were found in March 2018 in the Kawau Parua Inlet during regular surveillance as part of Biosecurity ... More >>

Stink Bug Measures Show Results

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 10:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Strict biosecurity requirements for imported cargo have reduced the threat of brown marmorated stink bug and even tougher rules will be introduced next season. There were 57 interceptions of live brown marmorated stink bug during the 2019/20 season ... More >>

Good Winter Grazing Practices Urged As Cold Weather Closes In

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Winter Grazing Action Group says farmers are taking steps to improve wintering systems despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and weather events. Action group chair Dr Lindsay Burton said it was important everyone worked together to ensure ... More >>

Consultation On Proposed Measures For The Canterbury- Kaikōura Pāua Fishery

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking public feedback on a draft Pāua Fisheries Plan and a proposed subdivision of the pāua fishery along the Kaikōura and Canterbury coasts, known as the PAU3 quota management area. “Splitting the quota management ... More >>