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Pam’s Plant-based Creamy Pasta Bake Recalled Due To Possible Foreign Matter

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 5:07 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Foodstuffs Own Brand in its recall of Pam’s Plant-based creamy pasta bake as the product may contain foreign matter (metal). All batches and all dates are affected by this recall. The affected product ... More >>

Summer Is Here, Catch A Feed, Not A Fine, By Knowing Your Fishing Rules

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 11:38 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Summer’s here and if you’re among the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who enjoy recreational fishing, it’s important that you know the rules for the area you intend to fish. One of the best things you can do is to download the free ... More >>

Canterbury Homekill Meat Business And Owners Fined $84,500 For Selling Unregulated Meat

Friday, 25 August 2023, 5:59 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A meat business and its owners have been fined $84,500 for the illegal sale of unregulated homekill meat through butcher shops. Canterbury Homekill Services Limited (CHK), and owners Noel Womersley (51) and Halena Hitchcock (44), were sentenced in the Christchurch ... More >>

Ready For The Big Time? Investment Ready Looks To Grow Kiwi Food And Fibre Innovators

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 7:00 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Ambitious food and fibre businesses with proven products seeking to expand their operations are being invited to apply for Investment Ready, a programme by The Factory and the Ministry for Primary Industries. The programme takes successful applications ... More >>

Recreational Pāua Fishing Season Opens In Kaikōura This Weekend

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 11:07 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The recreational pāua fishing season opens in Kaikōura this weekend (Saturday, April 15, for two months), with new rules and daily catch limits to support sustainability. The fishery was closed in 2016 to recover from the effects of a significant earthquake ... More >>

New Zealand Food Safety Media Release: Tahini Products Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Friday, 10 March 2023, 6:43 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting the further recall of a range of products containing tahini imported from Turkey due to the possible presence of Salmonella . Tahini from a Turkish manufacturer was used as an ingredient in a range of New ... More >>

National Feed Coordination Service Launched For Farmers Hit By Cyclone Gabrielle

Monday, 20 February 2023, 6:17 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Federated Farmers have restarted the national Feed Coordination Service to help farmers recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle. The service is being operated by Federated Farmers, with funding support from MPI ... More >>

Drone Monitoring Project Gains ‘beyond Visual Line Of Sight’ Aviation Approval To Help Protect Māui Dolphins

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 6:19 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A project aimed at protecting Māui dolphins using drone monitoring technology has been granted beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), to enable tracking of the threatened mammal. Tane van der Boon from MAUI63, More >>

Otago Farmer Fined $12,000 And Banned From Owning Cattle For Serious Welfare Problems

Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 6:24 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

An Otago farmer has been fined $12,000 and banned from owning cattle for a range of welfare problems contributing to the death of over a dozen cattle. Carolyn Sybil Ireland (55) was sentenced in the Dunedin District Court, after pleading guilty to ... More >>

Have Your Say On Proposed Changes To Fiordland’s Recreational Fishing Rules

Monday, 22 August 2022, 11:11 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking public feedback on a proposal developed by the Fiordland Marine Guardians for changes to recreational fishing rules within the Fiordland Marine Area. Established in 2005, the Fiordland Marine Guardians work with government ... More >>

Boosting Rural Connectivity Aims To Deliver Sustainable Benefits To Kiwi Farmers

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 9:53 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

New funding will help boost internet connectivity for remote rural communities. The Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is co-investing $149,500 to help WISPA Network Limited (WNL) tackle the commercial ... More >>

Canterbury Calf Rearing Farmer Disqualified From Owning Calves, Fined $50,000 For Animal Welfare And NAIT Offences

Monday, 4 July 2022, 11:20 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Canterbury farmer has been disqualified from owning calves and fined $26,000 following the death of a large number of calves he was raising. Additionally, John Yi Jiang (62) was fined $24,000 for NAIT offences. Mr Jiang was sentenced on Friday (1/7/22) ... More >>

Forestry Scholarship Applications Open

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 1:57 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Applications are now open for Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarships) for study in 2023, giving young people a foot in the door to a career into one of New Zealand’s biggest primary sectors. There are nine scholarships available, to those ... More >>

Infant Formulae Recall In US

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 6:38 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Abbott Laboratories NZ Limited is recalling specific brands and batches of infant formula product for special dietary use imported from the United States because of possible Cronobacter and Salmonella contamination. The affected product is subject ... More >>

Blue Cod Season In Marlborough Sounds Opens Today

Monday, 20 December 2021, 6:51 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds is opening today and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding fishers to abide by the rules. The bag limit is two blue cod for all of the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman area (Farwell spit to ... More >>

Recall Of Raw Drinking Milk Containing Campylobacter From Lindsay Farm In Waipukurau

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 4:52 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Raw unpasteurised drinking milk from Central Hawke's Bay producers Lindsay Farm is being recalled following a detection of Campylobacter. Lindsay Farm is a registered provider of raw milk. The recall affects Lindsay Farm brand drinking milk ... More >>

Farmer Fined $8,250 Over Reckless Ill-treatment Of Injured Lambs And Lack Of Care For Flystruck Sheepprimary industries

Monday, 21 June 2021, 3:03 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A farmer has been fined $8,250 for keeping injured sheep alive when they should have been euthanised and failing to treat sheep suffering flystrike. Vernon Gledstone-Brown (73) received the sentence at the Palmerston North District Court on Friday, having ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Man Who Sold Recreationally Caught Crayfish On Black-market Sentenced To Home Detention

Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:18 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A man who sold 97 illegally harvested crayfish on the black-market has been sentenced four months and two weeks home detention. Quentin Teremoana Hawkins (46), from Hawke’s Bay, was sentenced in the Hastings District Court yesterday (13/5/21). He earlier ... More >>

Long Line Fishing Boat Master Fined $13,000 For Failing To Use Tori Lines On 20 Occasions

Friday, 26 March 2021, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined $13,000 for not deploying seabird protection equipment while long-lining for tuna and swordfish 20 times. David Robin Macale (48) was the master of the Stella B, at the time of the ... More >>

Sustainability Measures Set New Fishing Limits

Friday, 26 March 2021, 9:28 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has today announced changes to catch limits for 14 fish stocks and the introduction of a full year-round closure to harvesting shellfish at Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana on Auckland’s east coast. Director of Fisheries Management, Emma ... More >>





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