Displaying items by tag: Biosecurity

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 November 2013 09:41

Regional biosecurity control ‘woeful’

HORTICULTURE NEW ZEALAND believes this country's ability to control regional biosecurity risk is woeful and there are few signs of any willingness to improve.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:57

Traveller risk still too high: HortNZ

Figures just released show New Zealand's border protection is good, but still does not measure up to the standard the New Zealand horticulture industry, and the Government, expect.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:04

New x-ray technology for airports

New Zealand's border inspection system is getting a new fleet of x-ray machines.

Published in General News
Monday, 01 July 2013 13:22

Elephants bring alligator threat to pasture

CIRCUS ELEPHANTS are believed to have been indirectly responsible for a large outbreak near Hamilton of the notorious pest plant alligator weed which can quickly take over pasture.

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It is "inbelievable" that it took six weeks to identify a limb found in palm kernel expeller (PKE) came from a New Zealand sheep, says Labour's biosecurity and primary industries spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:21

PKE limb was a Kiwi sheep

Genetic testing has shown that the animal limb found by a Bay of Plenty farmer in some PKE is from a sheep, not an exotic goat or deer.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:05

More border staff strengthen defences

Twelve new frontline border staff will help New Zealand's biosecurity defences stay strong, says MPI.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 May 2013 13:30

Puppies ready for biosecurity training

New detector dog puppies and a recruitment drive to hire 30 new quarantine inspectors proves biosecurity is a top priority for the government, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in General News

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