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- Community help needed to find and weed out pest plant - 22 July 2011
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Waikato Regional Council are calling on Hamilton residents to help them locate any further infestations of an invasive weed pest recently located on two adjacent residential properties.
- Deformed wing bee virus identified in Waikato and Northland - 15 March 2007
A virus causing deformed wings (DWV) in bees has been identified on two properties in Northland and Waikato, Biosecurity New Zealand confirmed today.
- Plastic wrapping Bluff Port protects Fiordland - 4 July 2007
Divers are braving the chilly waters of Bluff Port this week, wrapping wharf piles and structures in plastic sheeting as part of a programme to protect the precious Fiordland marine environment from invasive marine pests.
- Biosecurity New Zealand and aquaculture industry collaborate to combat pest - 14 August 2006
Biosecurity New Zealand and a combined Marlborough-based industry and council group will be working together to help fight the marine pest Didemnum vexillum.
- MPI investigates kanakana/lamprey with unusual skin markings - 31 August 2012
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is once again investigating the appearance of kanakana (also known as lamprey) with unusual skin markings in Southland rivers.
- Didymo confirmed in Waimakariri River - 10 February 2010
Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) has been confirmed in the Waimakariri River, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) announced today.
- Didymo update - 1 May 2008
In response to recent reports circulating about the apparent 'disappearance' of didymo, particularly in the Waitaki, Hakataramea and Maerewhenua Rivers, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand can confirm that didymo is still present in the those rivers and people must check, clean and dry their equipment before moving to other waterways.
- Didymo found in the Wairau River - 19 March 2008
Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) has been confirmed in the Wairau River near Dip Flat, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) announced today.
- Didymo found in Rangitata Diversion Race - 5 December 2007
The invasive algae didymo has been confirmed in the Rangitata Diversion Race, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- Didymo confirmed in upper Rangitata River and Rakaia River - 11 December 2007
The invasive alga didymo has been detected at two sites upstream of the Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) intake on the Rangitata River.
- Anglers reminded to 'check, clean, dry' - 25 September 2007
With the fishing season due to start next Monday (October 1), MAF Biosecurity New Zealand and Fish & Game are reminding anglers, and other recreational freshwater users of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways.
- Didymo found in upper Clarence River - 11 October 2007
The invasive alga didymo has been detected in the upper Clarence River, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- Simulation to test plans for North Island didymo detection - 29 May 2007
Biosecurity New Zealand will run a didymo North Island find simulation exercise based in Taupo on Thursday May 31.
- Central North Island river users reminded to check, clean and dry - 1 November 2007
With the discovery of dead didymo cells in several central North Island rivers yesterday, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) and Central North Island regional partner organisations are reminding anglers and other recreational freshwater users to check, clean and dry their equipment between waterways.
- Didymo detected in two upper South Island rivers - 18 January 2007
Didymo has been detected in two more rivers at the top of the South Island, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- Didymo in Queenstown Bay - 7 February 2007
Didymo has been detected in Queenstown Bay in Lake Wakatipu, Biosecurity New Zealand and the Queenstown Lakes District Council announced today.
- Suspect Rangitikei River algal sample not didymo - 2 November 2006
The suspect sample from the Rangitikei River is not didymo, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- 'Check, clean, dry' still best way to control didymo - 24 July 2007
The latest findings from MAF Biosecurity New Zealand's Didymosphenia geminata (didymo) science programme were presented to the Didymo Technical Advisory Group and Long-Term Management partners at a seminar held in Wellington today.
- Rangitikei River suspected didymo sample to be analysed - 31 October 2006
Biosecurity New Zealand is awaiting results of a suspect didymo sample being collected from the Rangitikei River this morning.
- Monitoring detects Didymo in five rivers - 1 September 2006
Biosecurity New Zealand’s latest 100 high-risk site didymo monitoring survey has been completed with five new detections – all of them in previously affected catchments or in rivers close by.
- Fishermen reminded about didymo precautions for upcoming season. - 29 September 2006
With the fishing season due to start on Sunday (October 1), Biosecurity New Zealand is reminding fishermen and other recreational freshwater users of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways.
- No Didymo finds in the North Island - 29 May 2006
A national didymo delimiting survey has been completed with no positive samples for the North Island, Biosecurity New Zealand Surveillance and Response manager David Hayes said today.
- Waitaki catchment didymo update - 2 June 2006
Biosecurity New Zealand has issued the North Otago Irrigation Company an exemption under the Biosecurity Act allowing it to use potentially affected water in its scheme, Biosecurity New Zealand Director Post-Clearance Peter Thomson said today.
- Second Canterbury river found to contain Didymo - 21 February 2006
Didymo has been found in the Ahuriri River in Canterbury, Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- No further didymo finds - but no guarantees given - 2 November 2005
The national Didymo survey has all but been completed with no further finds of the invasive alga. The last find was reported a week ago from the Von River near Queenstown, bringing the total known affected rivers to eight. However, river users should not assume any river to be free of Didymo and should continue to clean items that have been in contact with water before using in any other New Zealand waterway, Biosecurity New Zealand Team Manager, Surveillance and Incursion Response Amelia Pascoe says.
- Didymo cells found in Von River mouth, but further investigation needed - 22 October 2005
A sample from the mouth of the Von River near Queenstown has been found to contain Didymo cells, but further work is required to determine the extent of its presence in the river, Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- Change to race plan, strict cleaning, allow world jetboat event to proceed - 12 October 2005
Jetboating New Zealand has agreed to exclude all rivers known to be affected with Didymo from the World Jetboat Marathon and complete intensive cleaning of boats between rivers, allowing the event to proceed, Biosecurity New Zealand announced this afternoon.
- First Didymo survey results negative but caution still needed - 8 October 2005
Surveys of the Northern third of the South Island have not found any more rivers affected by the invasive Didymo alga, Biosecurity New Zealand announced today.
- Didymo delimiting survey well advanced, North Island testing to start - 7 October 2005
Testing of North Island rivers for the presence of the invasive Didymo algae will start on Friday 7 October 2005, Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) announced today.
- Didymo confirmed in Hawea, Controlled Areas in place for fishing season. - 29 September 2005
Biosecurity New Zealand is calling for precautions to be taken on all South Island rivers with the confirmation that Didymo has been found in the Hawea River, and a further suspect find from the Travers River in the upper Buller catchment still being analysed.