Canterbury fishery officers received a call from a disgruntled member of the public in late July that a man was taking way too many fish from Lake Ellesmere.
A South Waikato dairy farmer was sentenced in Rotorua District Court on 17 July for neglect and ill-treatment of cows that or starved to death in his care.
MPI has released food safety and animal welfare guidelines about spreading rocks and minerals from drilling oil and gas wells on land.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is making changes to swamp kauri rules which will improve transparency, clarity and oversight of the law.
Three men had their utility vehicle seized by MPI after being caught with 1500 shellfish at a beach in Blockhouse Bay, West Auckland.
MPI is working closely with NZ produce retailers to withdraw all imported Mexican table grapes from sale following the discovery of spiders in some consignments
MPI has confirmed the 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle, exported to Mexico are now at a holding farm following their 15-day journey from Timaru.
Burgeoning visitor arrivals in May have seen biosecurity staff intercept a range of unusual and potentially alarming risk items at NZ airports and ports.
A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area.
Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed.