News related to Compliance Programmes
- New Zealand tomatoes and capsicums on the menu again in Australia - 6 December 2008
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) have received advice, from Biosecurity Australia that they have revised their emergency measures which will allow the importation of tomato and capsicum fruit from New Zealand.
- Prime Minister Key and China’s VP Xi witness the signing of a bilateral Arrangement - 18 June 2010
Prime Minister John Key and China’s Vice President Xi Jingping will witness the signing of a bilateral Arrangement at a ceremony on Friday 18 June at Government House in Auckland. The Arrangement will establish a co-operative Work Plan for the development of effective and efficient means of electronic transfer of official phytosanitary assurances (certification data) between New Zealand and China.
- Trade in cut flowers and foliage to USA resumes - 31 October 2008
New Zealand cut flower and foliage growers, who export product to the USA, have received an early Christmas present.
- 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.