Posts tagged "Biosecurity New Zealand"

Ship ordered to leave following biosecurity breach

[29 November/Rural News] Biosecurity New Zealand has directed a vehicle carrier to leave New Zealand waters following the discovery of stink bugs and other regulated pests on board. The Carmen arrived in Auckland and was carrying a range of vehicles from Europe and the US. The vessel will now have to be treated off shore...

Onion biosecurity plan

[21 November/Rural Life] Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand have signed an agreement for funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a sector readiness operational agreement earlier this month which will see the organisations jointly funding readiness activities that will improve preparedness for incursions of pests and diseases of major concern...

Biosecurity champs announced

[13 November/Rural News] An Environment Southland project has been announced as the winner of the New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award organised by Biosecurity New Zealand.  The Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan project is a first of its kind project in New Zealand and it aims to protect one of New Zealand’s most significant regions from...

Potato virus cannot be eradicated

[22 October/Radio NZ] Potato growers have accepted the reality that the potato mop top virus will remain in their midst. The virus was not a hazard to health, but lowered growth in potato plants and therefore reduced the yield from a crop. Potatoes New Zealand and Biosecurity New Zealand stated the disease could not be...

Potato virus no threat to chip supply

[11 October/Stuff] Testing for the potato mop-top virus has been extended, however there would still be enough chips for the summer. It was discovered in potatoes grown in Canterbury last month. Potatoes New Zealand and Biosecurity New Zealand said 18 farms in the region had been added to the suspect list. Potatoes New Zealand said...

Only two regions disease-free

[20 September/Rural News] Latest data from MPI indicates that Mycoplasma bovis is currently confirmed to have infected 37 farms. Eight were in the North Island, and 29 in the South Island. Twenty-one of the farms were beef farms and 14 were dairy. Notices of Direction, which are applied to farms where test results are pending...

M bovis count adds up to Wairarapa farm infection

[7 June/Radio NZ] A sheep and beef farm in Wairarapa tested positive for the devastating cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. MPI unit, Biosecurity New Zealand, said the farm near Masterton was located through the tracing of animal movements from other affected farms. The property was under legal controls which restricted the movement of animals and other...

Court papers suggest Biosecurity NZ negligence

[9 September/ Radio NZ Rural] University of Auckland Law Professor, Bill Hodge said information disclosed in court papers given to him by members of Kiwifruit Claim, could prove that Biosecurity New Zealand was negligent in allowing PSA into the country. Mr Hodge said the papers suggested that the source, specific time and transmission method could...

Kiwifruit industry weighs legal action

[14 July/ Radio NZ Rural] New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated President, Neil Trebilco said the group’s members are free to join in with legal action to seek damages from the government for losses cause by the PSA vine disease. Mr Trebilco however, advised them not to as legal action could ruin the industry’s relationship with...

Kiwifruit growers to sue Govt over PSA

[29 September/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] An alliance of kiwifruit growers representing over 10 percent of the industry announced plans to file a class action law suit against the Government, seeking $885 million in damages from alleged negligence on the part of Biosecurity New Zealand (now part of the Ministry for Primary Industries). MPI said...

Labour says independent food safety agency required

 [16 August/ Radio New Zealand Rural] Repeated food safety incidents in New Zealand has prompted the Labour Party to say that stricter rules and regulations are required. They argue that the Primary Industries Super Ministry is not working as efficiently as it should be. They highlighted the fact that the ban on Fonterra products by...