Have your say on Samurai wasp

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.


A quick list of frequently asked questions about BMSB.

Myrtle Rust Information

Information and resources surrounding myrtle rust.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet

The Ministry for Primary Industries have released a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet.

Proactive Biocontrol: A presentation by Mark S. Hoddle

Mark S. Hoddle, from the Department of Enthomology at the University of California, discusses the perennial threat posed by invasive pests, and what to do when incursions are detected.

Biosecurity 2025 Submission

Submission on Biosecurity 2025 protecting to grow New Nealand, the strategic refresh of New Zealand’s biosecurity system

Rosa Nursery Stock Submission

A submission made by Horticulture New Zealand to the Ministry for Primary Industried on the proposed Risk Management Proposal for Rosa nursery stock.

Seed Industry Guidelines for the Detection of Pea Weevil in Storage

A Pea Weevil outbreak has been recently identified the Wairarapa region, and the seed industry is of the view that it the outbreak is confined to this region it may be possible to eradicate it. It is of critical importance to know how wide spread the pea weevil is located. 

This document contains steps to be taken to facilitate the detection and eradication of pea weevil in New Zealand.