New rules that give MPI greater visibility of the welfare of animals being exported from New Zealand will come into force on 25 August 2016.
Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place.
MPI has made great progress in removing Hydrilla verticillata, a highly invasive aquatic weed, from the Tutira, Waikōpiro and Opouahi lakes in the Hawke’s Bay.
MPI and local pea growers are planning urgent action to eradicate a small Wairarapa population of a newly discovered weevil that damages pea crops.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health are confident a recent study provides no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently on the New Zealand market.
A former Christchurch restaurant owner has been fined $15,000 following an MPI undercover investigation into black market fish trading.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has removed the current health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish in the Whangaparaoa region due to marine biotoxins from toxic algae.
A Taranaki contract milker has been fined close to $4,000 for amputating the teats of dairy cows by placing rubber rings on them and cutting them off with scissors.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is prosecuting a commercial fisherman in relation to the deaths of 38 albatrosses.
MPI is taking the fight against velvetleaf to individuals in the provinces with a series of farmer support meetings starting in the South Island next week.