The nursery and garden industry needs to be inside the tent on biosecurity planning because of its relationships throughout the horticulture and forestry sectors, says Nursery and Garden Industry Association chief executive John Liddle.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

Is biosecurity being traded away?

Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor is concerned that trade-related issues may be overriding biosecurity issues.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 February 2015 00:00

Equine industry signs up

The New Zealand Equine Health Association signed up to a Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at the Karaka yearling sales last month. 

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

Kiwifruit claim still tied up in legalese

THE KIWIFRUIT Claim is waiting to see if the High Court will set a deadline for growers to sign up to become plaintiffs, says media spokesperson Matthew Hooton.  

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 15:36

Airport changes mean better biosecurity

Recent changes at Auckland Airport will benefit biosecurity, says MPI. A new layout and new x-ray equipment aim to increase space, allow the deployment additional staff, and improve flow for biosecurity checks.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:14

Charms not so lucky for passenger

A passenger arriving at Wellington airport has had to give up his lucky charms due to their potential biosecurity risk.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:28

No EID for Aussie sheep

AUSTRALIAN FARMERS will not have imposed on them a national electronic ID system for identifying sheep and goats.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:04

Creepy visitor caught

An encounter with a live scorpion at Auckland airport should serve as a reminder for arriving international passengers to thoroughly clean camping gear, says MPI.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:03

More biosecurity scrutiny for yachts

YACHTS ARRIVING in Northland from overseas this season will face greater biosecurity scrutiny, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:17

Crucial season for black-grass eradication

WITH THE second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Published in Management

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