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MAF’S Mission is: Enhancing New Zealand’s Natural Advantage. Through our purpose: Leading the protection and sustainable evelopment of our biological resources for all New Zealanders. The Three Outcomes we are working to achieve are: Economy: Sustainable economic growth and prosperity for New Zealanders People: Healthy New Zealanders and a vibrant rural community Environment: Maintained and Enhanced economic, social and cultural benefits for New Zealanders from the natural environment 

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Have your say on proposed NAIT rules New proposed regulations governing the National Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme are provided in a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) discussion paper that went out for public consultation today. 283 views

Friday, 27 May 2011
MAF to defend Import Health Standards for pork imports The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will be defending in court its decision to allow the importation of fresh uncooked pork from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA. 242 views

1 November Mandatory Cattle Tagging Deferred NAIT Limited and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today announced mandatory implementation of the national animal identification and tracing (NAIT) scheme will be deferred to next year. 279 views

Monday, 16 May 2011
NAWAC Annual Report Released The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) issued its 2010 Annual Report today. 268 views

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Disqualification from owning dogs on welfare grounds A Northland dog owner has been convicted of failing to meet the basic needs of animals under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. 343 views

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Pork Import Health Standards effectively manage risk The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today issued updates to four Import Heath Standards for pig meat, pig meat products and by-products from Canada, the EU, Mexico and the USA. 306 views

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
MAF confirms positive test for kiwifruit vine bacteria Psa MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAF) has tonight received the results of sequence testing of bacteria isolates which confirms that Pseudomonas syringae pv. 377 views

Monday, 8 November 2010
Suspected Bacterial Vine Infection MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is investigating a report of symptoms of disease on kiwifruit vines on a North Island kiwifruit orchard.  A preliminary test has suggested that a strain of the bacterial kiwifruit vine disease, Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae (Psa), may be present on some vines on the orchard. 230 views

Friday, 5 November 2010
Farmers forecast ups and downs for primary sectors The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s annual Farm Monitoring Overview, which was released today, shows the fluctuating fortunes of the various pastoral and horticultural sectors is likely to continue into 2010/11. 267 views

Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Disqualification Order Enforced by MAF A Coromandel farm owner and property developer, and his farm worker, have been convicted of deliberately breaching a Court imposed Disqualification Order under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. 398 views

Feedback sought on draft code of welfare for broiler chickens The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has completed a review of the 2003 code of welfare for broiler (meat) chickens and a draft code has been released today for public consultation. 265 views

Thursday, 19 August 2010
On the hunt for bat-wing passion flower MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ), in partnership with Northland Regional Council, Auckland Regional Council and the Department of Conservation, are requesting help to find the whereabouts of the invasive plant bat-wing passion flower. 351 views

Monday, 16 August 2010
Improved profitability leaves dairy farmers positive but cautious Dairy farm profitability improved strongly in 2009/10 compared to 2008/09, with the outlook for 2010/11 also positive, but farmer confidence is still fragile according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's (MAF) latest farm monitoring reports. 333 views

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Sheep and beef farm profits fall; farmers expect more of the same Sheep and beef farmer profits have fallen in 2009/10, despite a record lambing percentage in spring 2009, a MAF report shows. 293 views

Friday, 23 July 2010
The Māori food sector is on the menu Representatives from government, Māori business, research and academic communities will gather this month to discuss the Māori food sector. 317 views

Friday, 14 May 2010
Detector dog discovers smuggled tiger penis A Cambodian woman arriving at Auckland Airport from Singapore on Saturday 8 May was found smuggling what is suspected to be a tiger pizzle (penis) and a tiger gallbladder. 279 views

Thursday, 22 April 2010
Livestock Manager charged with ill-treatment of sheep Stock agent and trader Neville Clark was today sentenced in the Gisborne District Court for ill-treating sheep in his ownership and care. 701 views

Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in Japan On Tuesday 20th of April 2010 the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Miyazaki, western Japan. 739 views

Wednesday, 10 March 2010
A reminder of rules for the use of leg-hold traps To many trappers, leg-hold traps are an essential tool for pest management. 427 views

Monday, 30 November 2009
Arabidopsis plants MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is investigating a possible breach of containment, reported by Plant & Food Research, around a containment glasshouse located on the Plant & Food Research campus at Lincoln. 432 views

Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Atypical scrapie/Nor 98 detection in single sheep from the national flock MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) today confirmed that a series of New Zealand and European laboratory tests on a single New Zealand sheep brain have detected the condition atypical scrapie (also known as Nor 98). 454 views

Friday, 9 October 2009
MAF inspections of Crafar farms complete Inspections by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of all 22 Crafar-owned properties have concluded, MAF Director-General Murray Sherwin announced today. 861 views

Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Sustainable forestry bulletin; Amended ETS Bill details announced On September 24 the Government tabled legislation to amend the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). 512 views

Wednesday, 9 September 2009
MAF review of border operations retains regional staff MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) announced today the outcome of the review of its operations at the border. 335 views

Thursday, 6 August 2009
SILNA discussion document released by MAF The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has released a discussion document titled SILNA Forests: Review of the 2002 Policy and the Implementation Package.  MAF Natural Resources Director Mike Jebson says the document provides information on the South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) forests policy and its implementation to date, and seeks SILNA forest owner and key stakeholder views on how the current policy has operated and a future approach. 630 views

Wednesday, 5 August 2009
MAF assists with North Shore beach dog death investigations MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is helping Auckland authorities to determine the cause of dog illness and death following visits to the city’s North Shore beaches. 653 views

Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Bulk wine exports a concerning feature of 2009 An annual MAF report on the primary sectors says the marked increase in the proportion of wine exported in bulk is lowering overall demand for New Zealand bottled wine. 429 views

Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Primary sectors ride out recession: MAF report New Zealand’s primary sectors have ridden out the global recession remarkably well, according to the annual Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry (SONZAF), launched in Wellington today. 304 views

Friday, 24 July 2009
Timber is tops for environmentally friendly buildings Increasing the amount of timber used in large-scale commercial buildings can decrease some environmental impacts of the building, according to a Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry study. 400 views

Wednesday, 8 July 2009
MAF reviews border operations MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is reviewing its operations at the border in the light of a significant drop in trade and passenger volumes in the current worldwide economic downturn. 386 views

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