An American traveller had her Easter visit to New Zealand cut short when she failed to declare a suitcase packed with fruit and vegetables to Christchurch biosecurity officers.
MPI and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are working together to address a confirmed find of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust on Kermadec pohutukawa trees on Raoul Island.
A biofouled vessel ordered to leave Tauranga earlier this month has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.
MPI is still offering a $1,000 reward to Bay of Plenty residents who report sightings of an aggressive pest bird, the red-vented bulbul.
Biosecurity officials have snared a live snake that hitchhiked to New Zealand on a private jet.
MPI is asking travellers from Fiji to stop bringing "miracle water" into New Zealand if they want to avoid a stiff fine or treatment costs
A dirty vessel ordered to leave Tauranga in the weekend will have to be thoroughly cleaned before it can re-enter New Zealand waters.
This summer, MPI has intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealand’s economy and environment.
A Pahiatua insect expert has paid a hefty price for possessing illegally obtained exotic moth eggs, hatching them and redistributing eggs to three other people around the country.
Construction of the country’s new high-level biocontainment laboratory in Wallaceville is proceeding at pace with the foundations, some of the steel framework and the vital earthquake protection now in place.