Getting in early can keep issues manageable. If you or someone you know in the rural community need help, contact us on 0800 787 254, or simply complete our contact form.
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
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