MPI has introduced new measures to reduce the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs arriving in vehicles and machinery from Japan.
A digital biosecurity officer will help international visitors arriving at Auckland Airport.
The first airfreighted consignment of fresh New Zealand avocados has arrived safely in China.
A stowaway cockatoo from Brisbane has enjoyed a luxury cruise around New Zealand after biosecurity officials allowed it to stay on the vessel.
Three measures that will strengthen efforts to save kauri trees from dieback disease were agreed by the Kauri Dieback Governance Group when they met yesterday.
An air passenger has been fined $2250 for following his cousin's advice to smuggle plant cuttings and seeds into New Zealand.
MPI and its dairy industry partners have decided to extend the current Mycoplasma bovis milk testing underway in Canterbury, Otago and Southland into a national milk surveillance programme.
A Belgian air passenger has been forced to leave New Zealand after attempting to smuggle 3 sausages into Auckland.
MPI has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs arriving into New Zealand in sea containers from Italy.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is present on a farm in the Ashburton area.