Thursday, 12 November 2015 11:30

20 years for biosecurity detector dog programme

MPI celebrates 20 years since the birth of its biosecurity detector dog programme with a giant cake at the Christchurch A&P Show today.

Published in General News
Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:12

Forestry joins biosecurity club

The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership.

Published in General News

Lincoln University students are scouring the country to discover new insect species and keep ahead of potential threats to agriculture and the environment.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 12 September 2015 15:00

MPI, cruise industry to combat fruit fly

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will work closely with the cruise ship industry this season to manage biosecurity risk, especially fruit fly.

Published in General News
Friday, 04 September 2015 09:39

MPI beefs up biosecurity x-raying

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.

Published in General News

A new package of biosecurity measures is due to be implemented at international airports by December says MPI.

Published in General News
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:06

Strange bulge?

Your old mate reckons the border security team at MPI will have a new take on the old saying “Is that a lump in your pants or are you just pleased to see me?” after detecting a Polish gardener trying to smuggle plants in his underpants through Auckland airport recently.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:15

A couple of nice surprises for Ag

The wider agribusiness sector has nailed its share of loot in the recent Budget – with extra money for R&D, training, irrigation, animal welfare and biosecurity.

Published in General News

Horticulture farmers are delighted with the plan to have visitors to New Zealand paying a share of the costs associated with protecting our nation's borders.

Published in General News

National's 2015 Budget has allocated extra funding to strengthen animal welfare systems and biosecurity.

A $10 million package over four years will bolster New Zealand's animal welfare systems, according to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in General News

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