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