News related to Approved Offshore Quarantine Facilities
- Provisional import health standards for pig meat and pig meat products released - 7 April 2009
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) today issued provisional Import Heath Standards (IHSs) for pig meat, pig meat products and by-products from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA.
- Parrot eggs seized at airport - 9 November 2007
A 21-year-old South African national, Pillipus Fourie, was convicted in Manukau District Court today for attempting to illegally smuggle parrot eggs into New Zealand.
- MAF Biosecurity New Zealand holds meeting to discuss methyl bromide alternatives - 28 February 2008
Twenty eight possible alternatives to the ozone depleting gas methyl bromide came under scrutiny yesterday as over 90 government and industry representatives met in Wellington to review the alternatives to methyl bromide use at our borders.
- Disease claims in Palm Kernel extract without foundation - 26 May 2005
Claims that palm kernel extract imports are a risk for the importation of exotic diseases such as foot and mouth disease and avian influenza are completely unfounded, Biosecurity New Zealand says.
- 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.