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View all our recent, and not so recent, media releases below. These are in chronological order so if you are looking for an item on a particular subject please use the keywords search box below.

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Date: 02/02/2017
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Date: 16/01/2017

OSPRI programme manager for the Northern South Island, Josh King, says wild pigs are great indicators of an area's TB status.

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Date: 22/11/2016

OSPRI has offered full support for the Government’s biosecurity strategy, announced by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy today.

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Date: 18/11/2016
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Date: 18/11/2016
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Date: 17/11/2016

We are now inviting feedback on our 2017 national plan for TBfree pest control operations

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Date: 11/11/2016

Ferret and pig surveys are underway in Western Southland to determine the TB status of the region’s wildlife.

Read all about it in the factsheet here.

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Date: 06/10/2016
Farmers buying, selling or leasing bulls this season need to manage their TB risk.
 
New Zealand’s world-leading TBfree programme has made great progress towards its ultimate goal of TB eradication, and has this year been able to revoke some movement control areas. However, vigilance is still paramount. 
 
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Date: 22/09/2016

Southland TBfree committee member Shelli Mears says too many farmers don't know their legal tagging obligations for calves going out the farm gate this spring.

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Date: 15/09/2016
A possum control operation is due to start in the Mount Cargill area in this month. 
 
The operation is part of the TBfree programme, managed by OSPRI, which includes the monitoring and TB testing of herds, pest management, controls on the movement of deer and cattle in the area, research and survey operations. Possums are the main carrier of bovine TB to cattle and deer. 
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