Friday, 06 July 2012 09:40

Risks highlighted: NZPork

The independent report on Psa highlights issues of setting and implementing border standards, says NZPork.

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 July 2012 14:31

Step up border controls: Feds

Federated Farmers is convinced the independent and robust Sapere Research Group review into the entry of Psa will lead to significant improvements at the border.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 15:26

Kiwifruit growers mull legal action

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) says it will take legal advice to determine whether to take further legal action following the findings of a review into the incursion of the kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 June 2012 16:38

Biosecurity cuts ‘crazy’

The number of biosecurity officers and detector dogs slashed since National took office poses a serious threat to New Zealand's horticulture and agriculture industries, says Labour's biosecurity spokesperson Damien O'Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:20

No new fruit fly detection

The Ministry of Primary Industries says there have been no new detections to date of the fruit fly in Auckland and no adverse reaction from trading partners.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:32

Fruit fly find under probe

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Mt Roskill.

Published in General News
Friday, 17 February 2012 14:10

Mixed reaction to border review

Horticulture New Zealand wants to see stronger biosecurity protection come out of this week's Ministerial announcement of an investigation into how border protection agencies can work together.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 February 2012 09:41

Off-duty inspector nabs biosecurity breach

Horticulture New Zealand is passing the heartfelt thanks of all New Zealand's fruit and vegetable growers to the Christchurch biosecurity inspector who takes her work home.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 10:38

Call for rigour and expanded biosecurity review

FEDERATED FARMERS says it hopes to see “some rigour” applied to the Minister for Primary Industries’ independent review of kiwifruit pollen import rules and processes.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:03

Strawberry slip prompts review

MAF DIRECTOR-general Wayne McNee says he's asked for a detailed review of last month's strawberry growing kit biosecurity incident but the response to the recall has been blasted by Hort NZ.

Published in General News
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