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Galah permitted to stay on cruise ship

A stowaway Galah from Brisbane has enjoyed a luxury cruise around New Zealand after biosecurity officials allowed it to stay on the vessel.

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PM recognises science that saved kiwifruit

Plant & Food Research says it is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa.

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Managing BMSB pathways

Horticulture New Zealand’s biosecurity team has recently made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the import health standard for vehicles, machinery and equipment (VME).

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van der Heijden wins BOP Young Fruitgrower Comp

Danni van der Heijden, an avocado services manager at Trevelyan’s Pack & Coolhouse in Te Puke, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2018 at an awards dinner in Tauranga.

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Australia sprouts new market for seed potatoes

More than 300 seed potato farmers across South Australia and Victoria will be celebrating after the recent breakthrough in securing new market access to Indonesia.

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NSW mandarins go global

From Bhutan to Australia, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) citrus production programme is helping deliver mandarins to consumers across the world.

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BerryQuest valuable in quest for industry solutions

Berry growers from across Australia heard the latest about Growcom’s Fair Farms Initiative when the peak industry body’s Chief Advocate Rachel Mackenzie presented at BerryQuest International in Tasmania.

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MPI targets vehicles, machinery ex-Japan

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new measures to reduce the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs arriving in vehicles and machinery from Japan.

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