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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 >>

Changes To Recreational Fishing Rules For Blue Cod

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 12:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The recreational and commercial fishing rules for blue cod will soon change to improve the sustainability of this very important fishery. From 1 July 2020, the minimum catch size of blue cod will be standardised to 33cm across most areas (except in ... More >>

Fisheries New Zealand Looking For Feedback On New Catch Limits

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:22 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand starts consultation today on proposed changes to catch limits on a range of fisheries for the new fishing year beginning 1 October. The consultation is part of a regular cycle of catch limit reviews that take place twice each year ... More >>

MPI Science Scholarship Winners Will Advance Primary Industries

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The winners of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) 2020 Postgraduate Science Scholarships were announced today. The six students are all undertaking PhD or Masters research that will benefit New Zealand’s primary industries, from understanding ... More >>

Community Detention And Bovine-ban For Tail-breaking Waikato Farmer

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 4:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waikato dairy farmer has been disqualified from owning or being in charge of all bovine animals for three years as a result of a tail-breaking case involving more than 300 cows. Glen Raymond Steiner appeared in the Tokoroa District Court on Wednesday ... More >>

North Canterbury Farming Keep An Eye On The Dry

Friday, 21 February 2020, 2:16 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Hurunui Adverse Events Committee has been monitoring how farmers are going in the current dry weather, and to remind their communities of the wealth of experience and information available. Famers in North Canterbury have plenty of drought experience ... More >>

Successful end to fruit fly operation in Auckland

Friday, 31 January 2020, 12:02 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has ended its Northcote fruit fly operations and lifted restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables on Auckland’s North Shore. More >>

Farm Debt Mediation Scheme – next steps

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 10:04 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is taking steps to establish the new Farm Debt Mediation Scheme, which will begin operating on 1 July 2020. More >>

Monkey in shipping container

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:49 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dead monkey in a shipping container saw biosecurity officers swing into action in Whangarei last week. More >>

Routine border checks detect unwanted fruit disease

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 2:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has suspended fresh melon imports from Queensland following a border detection of an unwanted fruit disease. More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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