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Primary Industries Minister David Carter is welcoming a boost to New Zealand's biosecurity frontline with the graduation on Friday of 46 new recruits.
Biosecurity officials have reported the bizarre discovery of two massive ostrich eggs in the luggage of a passenger at Auckland airport.
Border officials sent two foreign air passengers packing last Friday after they tried to smuggle seeds through Auckland airport.
A bill that makes the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in 15 years has passed into law.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is making good progress in implementing the recommendations of the recent independent review of imports of kiwifruit plant material.
Just one honey jar entering this country from Australia could spell disaster for our bees, warns Federated Farmers.
A 58-year-old Chinese man was sentenced in Manukau District Court last week for trying to bring a variety of unauthorised plant seeds into New Zealand.
A survey shows the MPI is stopping international air passengers bringing in goods with a high chance of damaging New Zealand's biosecurity, but suggests the ministry could do more to stop lower risk items.
National Beekeepers' Association president Barry Foster says he will talk to MPI about improving their communication following the independent report into how the devastating kiwifruit vine disease PSA came into this country.