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  • 02 May 2019

    Fruit Fly Update - 28 April 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand has reintroduced controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote following the detection of a further Queensland fruit fly.https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fruit-fly-in-auckland-situation-update-26-april-2019/?utm_source=notification-emailhttps://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fruit-fly-in-auckland-situation-update-26-april-2019/?utm_source=notification-email

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  • 22 Mar 2019

    Ministry for Primary Industries Notification Fruit Fly update from MPI Friday 22nd March 2019

    Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Devonport and Ōtara have been lifted. The restrictions in place on the movement of fruit and vegetables and the current baiting programme in Controlled Zones in the North Shore suburb of Northcote remain in place.

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  • 15 Mar 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: Two further male Queensland fruit fly have been found in Northcote, bringing the total to 6

    One of the new finds is inside the current Zone A and the other is in Zone B.

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  • 06 Mar 2019

    MPI Notification: A fourth male Queensland fruit fly has been found in Northcote and another Facialis fruit fly has been found in Ōtara

    A fourth male Queensland fruit fly has been found in Northcote and another Facialis fruit fly has been found in Ōtara.

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  • 22 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity NZ Notification: Otara Update, Second Fruit Fly Found - 22/2/19

    A second Facialis fruit fly has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Ōtara, just 70 metres from the first detection earlier in the week.

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  • 21 Feb 2019

    Fruit Fly Industry Meeting 26/2/19 - MPI to Provide Clarity

    Ministry for Primary Industries will be presenting on the three recent fruit fly findings and will be providing clarity to industry on the protocols required when transporting fresh fruit and vegetables in and through the Controlled Areas.

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  • 21 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: Queensland fruit fly detected in new area on Auckland's North Shore 21/2/19

    Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore.

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  • 19 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: New species of fruit fly found in Otara, Auckland Under Investigation 19/2/2019

    A second type of fruit fly, (Bactrocera facialis - the "facialis fruit fly") has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Otara.

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  • 15 Feb 2019

    MPI Notification: Auckland fruit fly find under investigation 15/2/19

    Biosecurity New Zealand is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport.

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  • 13 Nov 2018

    Biosecurity 2025 Implementation Plan Launched Today 13/11/18

    United Fresh was pleased to be part of the Biosecurity New Zealand Forum in Auckland today where the  Biosecurity 2025 Implementation Plan was launched by the Biosecurity 2025 Steering Group.

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  • 19 Apr 2018

    Biosecurity - TAG Update April 2018

    TAG has been working on three activities within the Biosecurity field; The fruit Fly Council, the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) process and the National Biosecurity Competency Network (NBCN).

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  • 19 Mar 2018

    MPI Update: Myrtle rust found in new region - Manawatu

    Myrtle rust has been detected in Manawatu for the first time, the Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed today. The fungus was found on a young ramarama (Lophomyrtus) in a planted area off Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North.

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  • 10 Aug 2017

    Technical Advisory Group Update - August 2017

    United Fresh Technical Advisory Group members have attended several conferences as reported in this update.

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  • 10 Jul 2017

    MPI Update: Myrtle Rust (MR) Stakeholder Update – 10 July 2017 5:00pm

    For the latest update on Myrtle Rust visit here:

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  • 27 Jun 2017

    MPI Update: Myrtle Rust (MR) Stakeholder Update – 26 June 2017 5:00pm

    For the latest update on Myrtle Rust visit here:

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  • 20 Apr 2017

    Register Now – United Fresh AGM & Members' Meeting Thursday 22nd June at 3.30pm Auckland

    Join the United Fresh Executive and Members for our AGM and Members’ Meeting followed by refreshments, at Mantells on the Water in Auckland.

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  • 25 Nov 2016

    United Fresh Biosecurity Activity Update – November 2016

    The Biosecurity space is getting busy!

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  • 13 May 2016

    United Fresh AGM & Members Meeting 2016

    Our United Fresh AGM & Members meeting held in Auckland on Thursday 12th May 2016 was well received by around 80 of our members

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  • 09 Feb 2016

    MPI Media Release - No further Tau flies found and restrictions now lifted

    MPI Surveillance Manager Brendan Gould says two weeks of trapping, fruit sampling and testing have passed and no further Tau flies have been found.

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  • 01 Feb 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 1 February 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 25 Jan 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 25 January 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 22 Jan 2016

    MPI Notification of a Tau Fly Detection - Manurewa, South Auckland

    MPI will be establishing a Controlled Area this afternoon in Manurewa, South Auckland as a result of a single Tau fly detection.

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  • 04 Dec 2015

    MPI Announces Auckland Fruit Fly 2015 Response Closure

    With your support, the Queensland fruit fly is no longer residing in Auckland.

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  • 01 Dec 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly December Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the November update.

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  • 03 Nov 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly November Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the October update. No additional fruit flies have been detected since the last report.

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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Register for our United Fresh Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop – 17/11/2015

    We are pleased to present our Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law Workshop in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop

    SAVE THE DATE - TUESDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2015.
    United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries invite members to attend a workshop on Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law.

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  • 07 Jul 2015

    United Fresh Members Move Swiftly to Withdraw Mexican Grapes from Sale

    The precautionary measure of withdrawing Mexican grapes from sale has been taken by many retail outlets due to the discovery of Black Widow spiders among the shipment.

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