Tag: Biosecurity

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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