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Shellfish biotoxin alert – Bay of Plenty and Waikato region

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Shellfish biotoxin alert – Bay of Plenty and Waikato region

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 23 Jan 2019 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the Bay of Plenty/Waikato region from Te Ororoa Point, just north of Tairua, down to Bowentown […]

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$36 million investment approved to tackle regional erosion

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on $36 million investment approved to tackle regional erosion

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 17 Jan 2019 Media contact: MPI media team Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) has announced funding of almost $36 million through the Hill Country Erosion Fund (HCEF) to enable much-needed erosion control in the regions. The HCEF supports proposals to protect our most vulnerable hill country […]

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Shellfish biotoxin alert – Northland East Coast

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Shellfish biotoxin alert – Northland East Coast

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 08 Jan 2019 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Northland east coast region. The affected area now extends from North Cape (Outo) south to Cape Karikari (Whakapouaka). The warning includes Parengarenga, Houhoura […]

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New agreement to protect fresh tomato industry

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New agreement to protect fresh tomato industry

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 21 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Biosecurity New Zealand and Tomatoes New Zealand have reached an agreement on the pathway forward to better prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a Sector Readiness Operational Agreement today, 21 December. “The agreement demonstrates both organisations’ commitment […]

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Special traps set in Tauranga as part of brown marmorated stink bug surveillance

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Special traps set in Tauranga as part of brown marmorated stink bug surveillance

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 21 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI Media team Biosecurity New Zealand is laying special traps designed specifically to lure brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), in an area in Mount Maunganui, following the detection of a lone male bug. This is a precautionary step following this detection. The […]

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National Blue Cod Strategy released

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on National Blue Cod Strategy released

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 20 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Fisheries New Zealand has today released the National Blue Cod Strategy, which takes a proactive approach to the management of the blue cod fishery. Manager of inshore fisheries Steve Halley says the strategy improves the way we manage our […]

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New compliance tool for Marlborough fishery officers

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New compliance tool for Marlborough fishery officers

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 20 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Paired navigation stations, superior tracking technology, suspensions seats, and an on-board loo. They’re all features of a top-of-the-range new fisheries patrol vessel that’s been welcomed into the fold by the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Marlborough-based fishery officers. The 6.8 metre […]

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Waiver from evaluation for custom food control plans developed through the ‘What I Need To Do’ tool

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Waiver from evaluation for custom food control plans developed through the ‘What I Need To Do’ tool

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 18 Jan 2019 Contact: Food and Beverage group Background New Zealand Food Safety has been working on tools to help food businesses that fit across multiple sectors to develop their food safety plans. We’re developing a new ‘What I Need To Do’ online tool which will replace […]

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Biosecurity New Zealand and DOC warn of myrtle rust risk this summer

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biosecurity New Zealand and DOC warn of myrtle rust risk this summer

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are encouraging the public to check their local myrtle plants this summer to help track the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust. Myrtle rust is likely to be more active during […]

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Remember to clean, cook, and chill food

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Remember to clean, cook, and chill food

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 19 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) today launched its summer 2018 food safety campaign. This focuses on preventing people getting food poisoning by doing 3 simple things: Clean, Cook, Chill. Head of New Zealand Food Safety, Bryan Wilson says foodborne […]

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Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2019

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2019

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 12 Feb 2019 Contact: Sustainability review 2019 Have your say Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for: 3 rock lobster stocks one sea cucumber stock. The consultation will run from 18 December 2018 until 12 February 2019. How we developed […]

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Consultation open on fisheries sustainability measures

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Consultation open on fisheries sustainability measures

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 18 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Fisheries New Zealand starts consultation today on proposed changes to commercial catch settings for 4 fish stocks for the new fishing year beginning 1 April 2019. Director of fisheries management, Stuart Anderson says reviewing catch limits and other management […]

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Auckland wine exporter convicted over false wine export applications

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Auckland wine exporter convicted over false wine export applications

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 17 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries has prosecuted an Auckland wine exporter for deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for Ireland. Joyce Austin, the sole director of a wine exporting company, New Zealand Boutique […]

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Foreign fishing crew members apprehended over pāua offending

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Foreign fishing crew members apprehended over pāua offending

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 17 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Foreign merchant vessels are being warned that a zero-tolerance approach will be taken to crew members who exploit our fisheries without regard to the rules. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is concerned that despite being repeatedly provided with […]

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New NAIT compliance officers in the field

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New NAIT compliance officers in the field

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 17 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team A cohort of 27 new NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) compliance officers are ready to hit the ground and start working with farmers after graduating from their training programme on Friday. Animal welfare and NAIT compliance manager Gray Harrison says […]

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Uncooked meat a potentially deadly threat to pigs

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Uncooked meat a potentially deadly threat to pigs

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 13 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Making sure that pigs are not fed uncooked meat waste is a vital part of keeping diseases such as foot-and-mouth and swine fevers out of New Zealand. “Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe and China make […]

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MPI prosecutes Yealands Estate Wines for unprecedented offending under NZ Wine Act

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on MPI prosecutes Yealands Estate Wines for unprecedented offending under NZ Wine Act

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 11 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has prosecuted a leading New Zealand wine company for deliberate, deceptive, and sustained breaches of the Wine Act. Pleading guilty to a total of 39 charges in the Blenheim District Court today were […]

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Completion of west coast inshore fisheries trawl survey

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Completion of west coast inshore fisheries trawl survey

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 10 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team An inshore trawl survey commissioned by Fisheries New Zealand and undertaken by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) was completed on 2 December. The survey was the first in a series of 3 consecutive spring surveys […]

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New bylaws for the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New bylaws for the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 07 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Fisheries New Zealand and the Mahia Māori Committee want to remind fishers that 7 new bylaws are coming into effect for the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve in Mahia on Tuesday 11 December. Director of fisheries management Stuart Anderson says the […]

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Repeat offender sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for illegal pāua haul

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Repeat offender sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for illegal pāua haul

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Date: 06 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team A jail sentence for a Porirua pāua poacher will send a strong message that stealing from our fisheries will not be tolerated, says Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).  Fifty-six-year-old Ruteru Sufia was sentenced in the Porirua District Court yesterday after previously pleading […]

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