WAIKATO REGIONAL Council's biosecurity group manager John Simmons has won annual PC Nelson Memorial Award from the Biosecurity Institute, a professional body for those working in the biosecurity sector.

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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 09:26

Cute Clara a biosecurity heroine

A BIOSECURITY dog has started her sniffing career in style – her detection work resulting in a Vietnamese air passenger being denied entry to New Zealand and later sent home.

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THE KIWIFRUIT industry is the first to sign a biosecurity partnership with the government under the Government Industry Agreements (GIA).

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Friday, 04 April 2014 16:20

70 field workers in Whangarei

SOME 70 FIELD workers are out in Whangarei setting additional traps to lure any Queensland fruit flies that may be in the area.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 14:04

Fruit fly find serious: HortNZ

HORTICULTURE NEW Zealand says it is unbelievable and unexpected that the country is faced with another Queensland fruit fly detection, so soon after the last one in January.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:13

Another Queensland fruit fly found

ANOTHER Queesnland fruit fly has been found in Whangarei, near where a single fly was found in January.

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INVESTIGATIONS INTO how a single fruit fly arrived in Whangarei must continue after the local port ruled out being the source, Labour's Primary Industries spokesman Damien O'Connor says.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 14:44

Traps show no fruit fly

ALMOST 200 traps in Whangarei have detected no more Queensland fruit fly.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:56

Queensland fruit fly found in Whangarei

THE MINISTRY FOR Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in Whangarei.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:30

Ho, ho, ho....you must be joking!

IT MAY BE the festive season, but Auckland biosecurity staff were gobsmacked to find a live Christmas tree coming through the x-ray machine at the International Mail Centre in Auckland this week.

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