Monday, 10 December 2012 11:06

Recuits boost biosecurity

Primary Industries Minister David Carter is welcoming a boost to New Zealand's biosecurity frontline with the graduation on Friday of 46 new recruits.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:39

Ostrich eggs intercepted

Biosecurity officials have reported the bizarre discovery of two massive ostrich eggs in the luggage of a passenger at Auckland airport.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:31

Pair sent packing after seed find

Border officials sent two foreign air passengers packing last Friday after they tried to smuggle seeds through Auckland airport.

Published in General News
Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:32

Biosecurity reform law passed

A bill that makes the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in 15 years has passed into law.

Published in General News
Friday, 31 August 2012 15:55

Progress on MPI plan

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 23 August 2012 08:31

A honey jar from disaster

Just one honey jar entering this country from Australia could spell disaster for our bees, warns Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:12

Conviction for biosecurity breach

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:31

Farm database grows

Two farm industry groups are joining the national farm database FarmsOnLine.

Published in General News
Monday, 30 July 2012 14:27

Keeping high risk goods out

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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:19

Beekeepers have biosecurity concerns

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.

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