MPI and its dairy industry partners have decided to extend the current Mycoplasma bovis milk testing underway in Canterbury, Otago and Southland into a national milk surveillance programme.
A Belgian air passenger has been forced to leave New Zealand after attempting to smuggle 3 sausages into Auckland.
MPI has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs arriving into New Zealand in sea containers from Italy.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is present on a farm in the Ashburton area.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified 4 new properties as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and strongly suspects 1 further property.
Thirty-two new quarantine officers will graduate from their training today, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries’ biosecurity defences at the border.
International vessel operators need to be aware of strict new rules for managing biofouling that will come into force early next year, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington.
A second location of myrtle rust infection has been found in Auckland – this time in the city, on ramarama plants at a private property in St Lukes.
MPI is taking a hard line on arriving air passengers who fail to declare items that could bring pests or diseases into New Zealand.