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.
MPI has named its first litter of a super breed of biosecurity detector puppies.
New Zealand has taken its fight against marine pests up a step, formally joining an international agreement on the management of ships' ballast water.
A Canadian air passenger who tried to sneak her cat into Auckland was refused entry into New Zealand yesterday, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.
A new biosecurity lane at Auckland Airport will allow speedier clearance of passengers, helping MPI manage the huge number of travellers expected to arrive in New Zealand this summer.
The Ministry for Primary Industries hopes a new breed of detector dog will produce its best biosecurity sniffers ever.
A Ministry for Primary Industries quarantine officer was shocked to discover eight very large crabs were still alive when he removed them from an international passenger's chilly bin.
Ministry for Primary Industries staff have intercepted four Queensland fruit fly larvae at Wellington airport, stopping the dangerous pest from making a home in New Zealand.