Displaying items by tag: Biosecurity

Friday, 29 April 2016 15:26

Contractors reminded about biosecurity

The recent incursion of the invasive weed velvetleaf is a timely reminder of the importance of biosecurity and machinery hygiene practices.

Published in General News
Saturday, 16 April 2016 19:38

“Summer of action” for border biosecurity

There has been a flood of overseas visitors this summer, but stronger border biosecurity defences have stopped hitchhiking pests and diseases from entering NZ.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 April 2016 11:55

Biosecurity will improve from data protection

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.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:47

Record detector dog teams graduate

Twenty-four new biosecurity detector dog teams graduated from their training last week — the biggest ever boost to MPI's sniffing force.

Published in General News
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
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:15

Identifying insect species crucial to biosecurity

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
Friday, 07 August 2015 07:55

MPI introduce tougher biosecurity at airports

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

Published in General News

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