On this page:
- Imports of cut flowers and foliage
- Finds of brown marmorated stink bugs
- Importation of stinking iris
- Sightings of big cats in the South Island
- Historic genetically modified seed import incidents
- Sea cargo pathway review
Imports of cut flowers and foliage
A response sent in 2021 on information relating to all fresh produce imports and cut flowers and foliage.
OIA21-1249 Imports of cut flowers and foliage [PDF, 12 MB]
Finds of brown marmorated stink bugs
A response sent in 2021 about the number of stink bugs found in 2020 and how many were alive.
OIA21-0725 Numbers of brown marmorated stink bugs found in 2020 [PDF, 671 KB]
Importation of stinking iris
A response sent in 2021 to a request for information about the importation and trade of the plant.
OIA21-0599 Information relating to the importation of Iris foetidissima (stinking iris) [PDF, 136 KB]
Sighting of big cats in the South Island
A response sent in 2021 to a request for information MPI holds on hunts for a large cat-like creature.
OIA21-0146 Information on the investigations in 2001, 2003 and 2006 on sightings of big cats [PDF, 12 MB]
Historic genetically modified seed import incidents
MPI's predecessor agencies responded to several incidents between 2001 and 2005 involving genetically modified seed imports.
Explore archived documents released at the time under the OIA
Sea cargo pathway review
Biosecurity New Zealand asked for a review of cargo systems in 2019. It was to help us better understand the pressures in clearing cargo and to identify ways we can improve biosecurity.
Find out about the review, its recommendations, and the improvements we're making