News related to Entering New Zealand
- Passenger biosecurity keeping out high-risk goods - 30 July 2012
A survey shows the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is stopping international air passengers bringing in goods with a high chance of damaging New Zealand’s biosecurity, but suggests the ministry could do more to stop lower risk items.
- Detector dog discovers smuggled tiger penis - 13 May 2010
A Cambodian woman arriving at Auckland Airport from Singapore on Saturday 8 May was found smuggling what is suspected to be a tiger pizzle (penis) and a tiger gallbladder.
- Spider man caught and fined - 27 July 2009
An Auckland man was sentenced in the Manukau District Court last week for the illegal importation of spiders and must pay a fine of $4,000 as well as investigation and court costs totalling $630.00.
- Australia Signs up to Sea Container Hygiene System - 28 October 2010
Australia has signed up to a New Zealand-initiated clean container system recognised internationally as representing best practice in biosecurity risk management.
- Tougher stance to be taken against invading marine pests in ballast - 24 September 2008
New Zealand’s defence against marine pest arrivals is set to be strengthened with a recent Government decision to join an international convention controlling ships’ ballast water discharges.