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Warmer than usual weather in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay this year has resulted in some vineyards seeing record profits. These are the findings of the 2014 Viticulture Monitoring Report, released today by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Winegrowers Association.
Māori agribusiness will benefit from a new tool that can be used to compare the potential benefits of different land uses from an economic and social perspective.
The captain of a Korean fishing vessel was fined $120,500 for dumping fish and misreporting his catch in Christchurch District Court last week.
The Kauri Dieback Programme and Bivouac Outdoor have joined up to share the message on preventing the spread of kauri dieback disease with outdoor enthusiasts.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has recently changed the biosecurity rules applied to commonly imported seeds and plant material, including capsicum (e.g. chilli, bell peppers) and Cape gooseberry seeds, and plant material of dahlia, chrysanthemum, and petunia.
A biosecurity dog has started her sniffing career in style – her detection work resulting in a Vietnamese air passenger being denied entry to New Zealand and later sent home.
A deer farmer has been fined more than $20,000 for a second animal welfare conviction on his Taihape farm in two years.
The largest research and development effort ever undertaken by the New Zealand wine industry designed to position New Zealand as number 1 in the world for high quality, lower alcohol and lower calorie wines is underway.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has placed controls on the movement of whole fresh fruit and some vegetables out of a specific area of Whangarei after a single male Queensland fruit fly was found in a surveillance trap.
Dairy cows will be led into Northland’s Rangihamama milking sheds for the first time officially this weekend, marking the first tangible example of the Government’s aim to increase regional economic development in Northland.
It may be the festive season, but Auckland biosecurity staff were gobsmacked to find a live Christmas tree coming through the x-ray machine at the International Mail Centre in Auckland this week.
A Golden Bay bushman who advertised rough sawn rimu timber for sale on the TradeMe website was convicted of having native timber milled without consent in Nelson District Court on 11 December 2013.
There is no sign of black-grass in mid Canterbury following three rounds of surveillance, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers have carried out a significant operation in South Auckland for offences against the Animal Product Act and the Fisheries Act.
Post-harvest rot has been detected on three consignments of apples from New Zealand exported to China.