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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.
Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor is concerned that trade-related issues may be overriding biosecurity issues.
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.
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.
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.
A passenger arriving at Wellington airport has had to give up his lucky charms due to their potential biosecurity risk.
AUSTRALIAN FARMERS will not have imposed on them a national electronic ID system for identifying sheep and goats.
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.
YACHTS ARRIVING in Northland from overseas this season will face greater biosecurity scrutiny, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
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).