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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve new frontline border staff will help New Zealand's biosecurity defences stay strong, says MPI.
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.
Nine new floppy-eared labrador puppies are about to take their first big step to becoming biosecurity detectors dogs, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).