Displaying items by tag: Biosecurity

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:55

Farmers need to change or face the law – Govt

Farmers’ stance on biosecurity is going to have to change, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor in a recent television interview.

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The Government has allocated “an extraordinarily small sum” to strengthen Biosecurity, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says.

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Monday, 16 January 2017 10:30

Super puppies named

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has named its first litter of a super breed of biosecurity detector puppies.
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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 09:53

MPI’s super pups

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) hopes a new breed of detector dog will produce its best biosecurity sniffers ever.

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Some form of genetic technologies will in 10, 20 or 30 years be our primary defence against the inevitable biosecurity incursions that will occur.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:55

Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement launched

The newly launched Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement will shape the long-term future of biosecurity in New Zealand, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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Monday, 21 November 2016 14:53

Fruit fly stopped at border

Ministry for Primary Industries staff have intercepted four Queensland fruit fly larvae at Wellington airport, stopping the dangerous pest from making a home in New Zealand.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 11:19

MPI introduces new mobile biosecurity x-ray machines

The Ministry for Primary Industries will introduce two new mobile biosecurity x-ray machines this summer to help keep fruit fly and other destructive pests out of New Zealand.

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Friday, 21 October 2016 13:10

MPI ready to handle foot-and-mouth outbreak

The success of an on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries shows that NZ is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, it says.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 06:55

Tourism ‘flippant’ on biosecurity

The tourism sector appears flippant both on the risk their industry poses through arriving passengers, and the importance of biosecurity, Horticulture New Zealand says.

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