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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 >>

2021 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards Opens For Entries

Monday, 11 January 2021, 11:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Entries are open for the 2021 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards, says Ministry for Primary Industries’ Director of Investment, Skills and Performance, Cheyne Gillooly. The Awards, run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Agricultural ... More >>

Detector Dogs Could Sniff Out AFB And Save Beekeepers Millions Of Dollars

Monday, 28 December 2020, 11:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Training dogs to sniff out the highly infectious bacterial disease American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives could save New Zealand’s beekeeping industry several million dollars a year. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is contributing $50,000 ... More >>

Recall Of One Batch Of Turk’s Poultry Farm Smoked Chicken

Friday, 25 December 2020, 8:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public to return Turk's Poultry Farm-branded whole bird smoked chicken as some chickens in one batch may be undercooked. Batch number 6728 with a best before date of 3/2/2021 is affected by this recall. Affected ... More >>

Dairy Farmer Who Broke Tails Of 136 Dairy Cows Fined $40,000 And Put Under Intensive Supervision

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Taranaki dairy farmer has been fined $40,000 and put under two years intensive supervision for breaking the tails of 136 cows and docking the tails of 26 cows. Lane Rodney Wiggins, 53, had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges under the Animal ... More >>

New Research Aims To Increase Longevity Of Bumblebee Hives For NZ Growers

Monday, 14 December 2020, 2:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New research backed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) could help bumblebee hives to live longer and be more efficient. The new project is researching ways to protect the long-term sustainability of New Zealand horticulture, including how to ... More >>

New Database Of 24,000 Pests To Protect Aotearoa

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 11:52 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new online tool, the Official New Zealand Pest Register (ONZPR), launched today, will help protect Aotearoa from more than 24,000 biosecurity threats and support exporters selling Kiwi produce to the world. The register is a one-stop-shop for ... More >>

Updated Food Safety Guidance Gives Pregnant Women More Certainty And Choice On A Wider Range Of Foods

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New research from New Zealand Food Safety provides pregnant women with more options and certainty about what they can safely eat with updated tips to avoid foodborne illness. "We’ve looked at new foods that were not previously considered because ... More >>

MPI Calls For Proposals To Research Regenerative Farming Practices

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 2:56 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is calling for proposals for projects that will investigate regenerative farming practices. Funding for successful proposals is available through MPI’s Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) ... More >>

Accelerating New Zealand’s Investment Into Biofuels

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 8:56 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Te Uru Rākau is moving ahead with the next stage of research into creating a New Zealand biofuels industry, following a successful first stage, Director Sector Investments Jason Wilson announced today. “The Wood Fibre Futures project earlier this year ... More >>

Project Investigating Viability Of Large-scale Spirulina Production In New Zealand

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Spirulina farming could form the backbone of a new primary industries sector worth more than $100 million a year – on the back of a significant investment by the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures). The Ministry for Primary ... More >>

Biosecurity Champions Honoured At 2020 Awards Night

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity awards, announced last night at a ceremony in Wellington, represent some of Aotearoa’s most outstanding efforts to protect our unique environment from pests and diseases. The awards recognise organisations, ... More >>

Hi-tech Hand-luggage Scanner Gives Biosecurity A Huge Boost At Auckland Airport

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 4:00 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new hi-tech baggage scanner at Auckland Airport will provide another crucial layer of protection against invasive pests and diseases, says Biosecurity New Zealand. The computer tomography (CT) scanner made its first detection earlier this month ... More >>

Amaltal Found Guilty Of Fishing In A Protected Marine Reserve

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 3:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A fishing company has been found guilty of illegally operating in a restricted area in a reserved decision at the Nelson District Court. Amaltal Fishing Co Limited, owned by Talley’s Group, pleaded not guilty to charges related to fishing in a ... More >>

2021 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarship Recipients Selected

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarship is pleased to support another eight aspiring New Zealanders to study and pursue careers in forestry, with its 2021 Scholarship recipients announced today. Now in its third year, the Scholarships are ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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