Bay of Plenty
Monday, May 22, 2017
Please attribute any material in this update to Geoff Gwyn, Director, Response, MPI
MPI continues to encourage members of the public to report any suspected signs of myrtle rust to MPI's Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99 66. Do not touch the rust or the plant. Note the location and take photos of the symptoms and the plant.
Information is at: www.mpi.govt.nz/myrtlerust
Categories: National, Northland, Taranaki
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Whakatane District Recovery Project: Help to reduce biosecurity risk for your property and the catchment post flooding
Contact your local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) if you think you or someone you know could do with a private and confidential chat.
Farmers needing support with their NAIT account should get in touch with the OSPRI contact centre on 0800 482 463
Kiwifruit growers contact NZKGI on 0800 232 505
Other growers can contact HortNZ on 0508 467 869
Dairy farmers can contact DairyNZ on 0800 4 324 7969
Fonterra suppliers call 0800 656 568
Boil water notices have been lifted.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty
MPI Media Release Date: 23 May 2017
A positive detection of myrtle rust has been made in the Waikato region. This new find, along with a further 3 properties in Taranaki, brings the total number of confirmed infected properties to 16 nationally.
Categories: National, Northland, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Taranaki
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ex-Cyclone Donna is bringing heavy rain. Keep an eye on the forecast and, if you are prone to flooding, enact your plans. Whakatane, Rangitaiki, and Tarawera Rivers have reached level 1 and farmers are encouraged to move stock to higher ground.
MPI is working with local stakeholders to monitor the impacts of Ex-Cyclone Donna as the storm hits New Zealand. Farmers and smallholding owners are encouraged to follow their procedures in case of possible flooding on aready saturated ground.
The safety of you, your family, and workers comes first. If your property is at risk from flooding, enact your plans:
General information on managing through flooding is here: http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Taranaki
Monday, May 08, 2017
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the election of a national body to represent all 14 Rural Support Trusts across the country.
“Rural Support Trusts do fantastic work supporting our rural communities in tough times, and this new central body will make them more efficient and effective,” says Mr Guy.
Read the full release from Minister Guy here.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty.
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty