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The recent incursion of the invasive weed velvetleaf is a timely reminder of the importance of biosecurity and machinery hygiene practices.
There has been a flood of overseas visitors this summer, but stronger border biosecurity defences have stopped hitchhiking pests and diseases from entering NZ.
New Zealand's economy and environment are constantly at risk of threats from pests and diseases, as demonstrated by Auckland's recent Tau fly incursion.
Twenty-four new biosecurity detector dog teams graduated from their training last week — the biggest ever boost to MPI's sniffing force.
MPI celebrates 20 years since the birth of its biosecurity detector dog programme with a giant cake at the Christchurch A&P Show today.
The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership.
Lincoln University students are scouring the country to discover new insect species and keep ahead of potential threats to agriculture and the environment.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will work closely with the cruise ship industry this season to manage biosecurity risk, especially fruit fly.
Four new biosecurity x-ray machines have been installed this week at international airports to prevent passengers bringing unwanted pests or diseases to New Zealand.
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