An incursion of Australian subterranean termites has been declared eradicated from a site in Richmond, Nelson.
On the day that Dog Squad returned to our television screens, our detector dog programme at the border has again proved its worth, with another successful biosecurity interception of melon halves and Cape Gooseberries.
A new web portal offers a previously unseen record of the marine pests that threaten New Zealand’s marine environment.
Preliminary test results have identified some of the factors involved in the current increase in deaths of young oysters on upper North Island marine farms, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Response Manager Dr Richard Norman says.
The New Zealand Oyster Industry Association for Aquaculture New Zealand and MAF Biosecurity New Zealand are working together to investigate unexplained juvenile Pacific Oyster deaths on marine farms in the upper North Island.
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) says good progress is being made towards the elimination of the southern saltmarsh mosquito in Coromandel with the end this week of aerial treatments.