News related to Sending goods to New Zealand
- MAF reviews border operations - 7 July 2009
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is reviewing its operations at the border in the light of a significant drop in trade and passenger volumes in the current worldwide economic downturn.
- 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.
- Proposed changes to cargo clearance fees will not increase overall cost to industry - 14 December 2009
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is consulting on changes to the biosecurity clearance charges and levies for goods imported into New Zealand.
- Biosecurity interceptions at the border - 13 July 2011
Traveller risk profiling and detector dogs have proved their worth in helping protect New Zealand’s biosecurity, with the interception of fruit flies and bats with incoming passengers and mail.
- Working together in Fiordland to oust Undaria - 8 July 2011
Biosecurity managers are making it clear that one visitor is very unwelcome in Fiordland.
- Check, Clean and Dry slows pest - 6 July 2011
A novel marketing approach has helped to engage people in a campaign to slow down the spread of a major waterway pest.
- MAF marks Biosecurity Month of July - 4 July 2011
From an emperor penguin on Peka Peka beach to the kiwifruit vine disease Psa and the alga didymo which congests waterways, it’s always possible that a new plant, animal or microbe will arrive in New Zealand.
- Auckland scientist wins award for reducing animal testing - 28 June 2011
A University of Auckland scientist has been honoured for her work in the humane use of animals in scientific research, testing and teaching receiving the 2011 National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) Three Rs award, sponsored by the Royal New Zealand SPCA.
- 1 November Mandatory Cattle Tagging Deferred - 26 May 2011
NAIT Limited and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today announced mandatory implementation of the national animal identification and tracing (NAIT) scheme will be deferred to next year.
- 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.