2012 News

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12-12-12 Tough going for primary products
11-12-12 Significant fine for illegal milling of native timber
11-12-12 Government funding for Wairarapa water project study


23-11-12 Maunganui Bay closed for further two years
22-11-12 Export facilitating legislation reviewed
20-11-12 Gisborne trio sentenced for wilful ill-treatment and neglect of horses
09-11-12 Paua poacher gets prison time
05-11-12 High level of interest in Maori agribusiness funding round
01-11-12 Mixed bag of shellfish offences keep fishery officers busy in the Coromandel


30-10-12 Bluff's new fishery recruits
24-10-12 Comment sought on National Plan to reduce incidental catch of Seabirds
23-10-12 Pastoral farm profits to fall
18-10-12 Fisheries law breach proves costly
04-10-12 Better seeds and plant species


28-09-12 Fishing changes announced
27-09-12 Guilty plea in West Coast animal welfare case
27-09-12 Measures to protect oceanic whitetip shark
26-09-12 Time running out to have your say on animal welfare
26-09-12 NAEAC Annual Report released
24-09-12 Maui’s dolphin TMP consultation underway
21-09-12 Crew of Oyang 75 sentenced
18-09-12 Woman caught operating illegal fish and chip caravan
05-09-12 Honorary Fishery Officers receive bravery awards for rescue



31-08-12 Ministry makes progress on kiwifruit review recommendations
30-08-12 Closure of Marlborough Sounds recreational blue cod fishery
30-08-12 Recreational scallop season opening for Auckland and Kermadec Areas
28-08-12 Report on status of wilding conifers in New Zealand now available
27-08-12 Ministry formally warns growers following misuse of chemical spray
21-08-12 Paua poachers nabbed by fishery officers
21-08-12 Hefty fine for bringing plant seeds into New Zealand
21-08-12 Grape growers regroup
16-08-12 Five new mätaitai reserves announced
13-08-12 Don't Spread Unwanted Freshwater Pests This Whitebait Season
09-08-12 Pipfruit Growers Expect Slightly Improved Profitability
08-08-12 Caged grass carp promising for waterweed control
08-08-12 Have your say on proposed NAIT rules
03-08-12 Food recall issued after Listeria detected - reminder
02-08-12 Squid fishery decision reflects new research
01-08-12 Funding to promote sustainable resource use in primary sector


30-07-12 Passenger biosecurity keeping out high-risk goods
26-07-12 Thirteen additional plants make list of banned species
26-07-12 Code of welfare for meat chickens released
24-07-12 Primary production boom confirmed
23-07-12 IAF grant for Manuherikia Catchment Strategic Water Study
19-07-12 Food recall issued after Listeria detected
16-07-12 New Zealand’s export beef sector gets funding boost
13-07-12 Recreational scallop season opening for Central and South East Areas
13-07-12 Don’t take more than your legal limit this scallop season
06-07-12 Fishery officers seize dive gear
06-07-12 Rock Lobster fisher sold recreational catch to undercover fishery officer
04-07-12 Independent report on Psa released
04-07-12 NAWAC Annual Report released
03-07-12 Coatesville termite colony destroyed
03-07-12 Farmer representatives get new resource to tackle animal welfare issues


28-06-12 Set net restrictions to protect Maui’s dolphins
25-06-12 Fish stock status report
11-06-12 Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries
08-06-12 Sustainable management of longfin eels
07-06-12 Bay of Plenty fishery officers seize boat and dive gear at Maketu
07-06-12 Efficient pastoral production
06-06-12 Wellington men caught with significant haul of illegal Paua


31-05-12 Rock lobster concession areas retained
25-05-12 Controls on fruit and vegetable movements lifted
16-05-12 Oyang 77 charges laid
10-05-12 Unacceptable abuse of Quota Management System
10-05-12 Fruit fly find under investigation
08-05-12 Aquaculture projects approved in latest SFF Round
08-05-12 Recreational fishers caught illegally selling fish from car boot
07-05-12 MPI announces vendors for provision of IT Managed Services
04-05-12 Court upholds decision to issue pork import health standards
03-05-12 Southern Blue Whiting Certification


17-04-12 Waikanae man uses scuba to plunder paua stocks


30-03-12 Forestry export demand weaker
30-03-12 Chinese taste for New Zealand seafood
29-03-12 Ill treatment of cow earns farm manager community service
28-03-12 Changes to Recreational Fishing Catch Limits to Take Effect
27-03-12 Rock Lobster Catch Limit Changes
20-03-12 Taurus 2012: Exercise Only
19-03-12 Fishing vessel seized in Canterbury
15-03-12 Fisherman fined for dumping snapper
06-03-12 MAF to become Ministry of Primary Industries
05-03-12 MAF removes restrictions on kiwifruit nursery stock movements
01-03-12 Foreign charter vessels inquiry


24-02-12 MAF releases scope of independent review of kiwifruit imports
23-02-12 Illegal activity nets dolphins
22-02-12 MAF monitoring Schmallenberg virus
21-02-12 Red meat sector proposal reaches next stage
16-02-12 Government steps up border management work
15-02-12 Farm workers angry outburst ends in Court
15-02-12 MAF investigates Taranaki food retailers regarding fish supply
09-02-12 MAF to address strawberry seed review findings
03-02-12 Zion Wildlife Gardens update


31-01-12 Maui's Dolphin Mortality
25-01-12 Hawke’s Bay successful in Irrigation Acceleration Fund bid
25-01-12 Areas designated for Undaria farming

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