Tag: Biosecurity

Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

June 20, 2018 | By More
Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

A woman who imported unauthorised Marimo moss balls into New Zealand has been the victim of “an Internet lynch mob”, her Christchurch District Court sentencing was told.

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Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

June 15, 2018 | By More
Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

A judge told a woman she was lucky not to be put on the next flight back to India after she was caught smuggling food and plant material through Christchurch International Airport wrapped in carbon paper.

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MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

March 26, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

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Lizards found after suitcase went missing

February 8, 2018 | By More
Lizards found after suitcase went missing

Four lizards – two live and two dead – were found in an Aranui man’s suitcase after it went missing on a flight from Thailand.

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Parenting advice from judge over turtle smuggling

July 28, 2017 | By More
Parenting advice from judge over turtle smuggling

Sometimes parents must “just say no” even if it means disappointing a tearful child, said a judge as he fined a Christchurch mother for a biosecurity breach.

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Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

July 7, 2017 | By More
Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

A Christchurch woman who sneaked a tiny red-eared slider turtle into New Zealand from China now faces sentencing for a breach of the Biosecurity Act.

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