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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 >>

East Coast Black-market Cray Fisher Sentenced To Home Detention, Disqualified From Fishing

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 11:10 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tolaga Bay man who supplied and sold over half a tonne of rock lobster on the black market in the Bay of Plenty area has been sentenced to 8 months home detention and disqualified from fishing for 3-years. On Friday (5 February) Jason Dewi Taylor, ... More >>

Wellbeing Workshops Planned For Grape Growers And Winemakers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:22 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry. It has been a challenging 12 months for the industry, with weather events, and labour supply issues and market uncertainty caused by Covid-19. ... More >>

Wellington Builder Sentenced For Black Market Purchase Of Seafood

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:11 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Wellington builder has been sentenced for knowingly purchasing poached seafood valued at more than $23,000 on the black market. Hanhui Wu (35) appeared in the Wellington District Court today (20/8/20) for sentencing on 46 fisheries charges related to ... More >>

Strengthened NAIT Approach Sees Significant Improvement In Compliance

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:35 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Farmers are lifting their use of animal tracing after changes to strengthen the NAIT scheme and boost compliance, new data shows. Ministry for Primary Industries Director of Compliance, Gary Orr, says this is particularly encouraging at this time ... More >>

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries officers have stopped a group of commercial fishers in the Thames region who were allegedly under-reporting catches and unlawfully supplying snapper to an Auckland fish supply business. More >>

Biosecurity boost

Friday, 23 August 2019, 1:12 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has recruited 101 new officers to help secure the country’s borders from invasive pests and diseases. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 26 April 2019

Friday, 26 April 2019, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has reintroduced controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote following the detection of a further Queensland fruit fly. More >>

Record number of beekeepers have their say in latest check

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:05 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Almost a half of the country’s registered beekeepers have taken part in an annual survey to understand bee health, losses and beekeeping practice. More >>

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:17 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Sh More >>

Auckland – controls on produce movement in place

Friday, 15 February 2019, 5:32 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Auckland fruit fly investigation – controls on produce movements now in place More >>

Animals start to return home

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 5:29 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

MPI is encouraging anyone with animal welfare concerns to call 0800 008 333 (option 4) More >>

New biosecurity fines to be introduced

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:12 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Arriving vessels, transitional and containment facilities and cruise ship passengers will face new infringement offences for sloppy biosecurity practices that expose New Zealand to risk from harmful diseases and pests. The new offences will introduce ... More >>