Displaying items by tag: Biosecurity

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
Friday, 22 May 2015 10:49

HortNZ happy with border clearance levy

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
Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:05

Budget boost for animal welfare, biosecurity

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

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

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