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MAF to commission review of kiwifruit pollen import rules

Friday, 16 December 2011, 3:45 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Director-General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is commissioning an independent review of its importing rules as part of ongoing work into how the kiwifruit vine disease Psa entered New Zealand. More >>

Seafood growing steadily

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:43 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

New aquaculture legislation and an increased hoki catch allowance have helped position New Zealand’s seafood industry for continuing growth. More >>

Favourable spring kicks off new pastoral season

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:36 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Favourable spring weather will help New Zealand livestock farmers capitalise on continuing strong in-market prices. More >>

Psa impact severe

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:34 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Psa is having a severe impact on the premium Gold kiwifruit variety and production will be well down next year, a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry report shows. More >>

Primary sector still on target for record income

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 1:17 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The primary sector is still on target for record export income this year, a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry report shows. The outlook for New Zealand’s agriculture, forestry and seafood sectors, while still strong, has weakened slightly since the ... More >>

Improving fresh water quality is the common goal

Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 3:00 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Dairying and Clean Streams Accord Snapshot of Progress Report for the 2010/11 dairy season, released today by the Accord partners, shows a mixed bag of progress towards improving fresh water quality. More >>

MAF salutes its volunteers

Monday, 5 December 2011, 12:02 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry today acknowledged the work of the many volunteers who have important roles in fisheries and biosecurity. More >>

NZ plays important part in international fishing sting

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 3:15 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

MAF reported today that following a New Zealand surveillance flight, a foreign vessel spotted fishing contrary to international rules north of New Zealand has now left the area. More >>

MAF recalls strawberry seed kits due to biosecurity risk

Friday, 18 November 2011, 2:42 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is seeking public support for a product recall of a strawberry seed growing kit. More >>

MAF prosecutes for cancer eye cow

Monday, 7 November 2011, 5:01 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A Northland dairy farmer has been convicted of failing to provide treatment for an animal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. He was fined $1000 and ordered to pay $132 in court costs. More >>

MAF prosecutes for cancer eye cow

Monday, 7 November 2011, 3:22 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A Northland dairy farmer has been convicted of failing to provide treatment for an animal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. He was fined $1000 and ordered to pay $132 in court costs. More >>

Second find of bacterial fish disease

Monday, 17 October 2011, 5:08 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today confirms that a single, juvenile trout from the Taieri River in Otago has tested positive for the same bacterial disease that is causing illness and death in kanakana (lamprey) in Southland. MAF Biosecurity ... More >>

Bay of Plenty man prosecuted for importing fish eggs

Monday, 17 October 2011, 9:50 am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The secretary of the New Zealand Killifish Association has been fined $6000 plus $132 court costs for importing fish eggs from Sweden and Denmark. More >>

Merged MAF focuses on Growing and Protecting NZ

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 11:38 am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

A unified and redesigned MAF will be strongly placed to support the success of New Zealand's primary sectors, says MAF Director-General Wayne McNee. More >>

Waikanae termite fumigation completed successfully

Monday, 10 October 2011, 2:16 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has successfully carried out a full fumigation of a Kapiti Coast house to eradicate a small termite infestation of the introduced West Indian drywood termite. Small colonies of the pest termite, which ... More >>

Disease affecting Southland kanakana/lamprey

Friday, 7 October 2011, 12:22 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Kanakana, or lamprey, in the Mataura River have become affected by a bacterial disease. The bacteria are no risk to human health, however we advise people not to eat kanakana or other fish that look unusual or unhealthy. More >>

Japan reconstruction draws wood panels from New Zealand

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 1:34 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

New Zealand wood panels are being used for reconstruction in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has today released forestry production and trade figures for the April to June 2011 quarter. ... More >>

China and New Zealand sign apples market access agreement

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 11:33 am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Chinese and New Zealand quarantine authorities have finalised an agreement that clarifies the conditions of access for New Zealand apples into China and provides greater certainty for traders. More >>

2010 National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report

Monday, 26 September 2011, 12:35 pm | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Notification of the numbers of animals used in research, testing and teaching were released today in the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) Annual Report. More >>

National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Report

Monday, 26 September 2011, 11:17 am | Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

Notification of the numbers of animals used in research, testing and teaching were released today in the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) Annual Report. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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