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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:51

Serious job ahead for floppy-ears pups

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).

Published in General News
Monday, 10 December 2012 13:20

New dog teams at Christchurch

Two new dog teams start today at Christchurch airport – doubling the biosecurity detector dog capacity at the airport, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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