The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Council has made an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to release the Samurai wasp in the event of a BMSB incursion in New Zealand.
BMSB is one the biggest biosecurity threats facing New Zealand, and is frequently intercepted at our borders. It has the potential to cause significant economic damage to the horticulture industry, and would become a serious nuisance to home owners.
Horticulture New Zealand, supported by 12 grower groups has made a submission on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill to the Primary Production Select Committee. HortNZ has requested to appear before the select committee to speak to the submission.
Earlier this year, Horticulture New Zealand and other primary industry organisations made submissions on a Bill designed to make registration of chemicals more straightforward, without any reduction in the check and balances.
Law makers were asked not to “reinvent the wheel” when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, appeared before the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today.
Submission made by Horticulture New Zealand to Opotiki District Council
Submission on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan
Comments made by Horticulture New Zealand on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan