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    Rights: Ports of Auckland Published 9 September 2008 Size: 130 KB Referencing Hub media

    A MAF officer inspecting a shipping container. All goods and produce imported into New Zealand must be thoroughly checked by MAF officials to ensure there are no unwanted stowaways on board. This is a very important biosecurity step as it is much easier to prevent the arrival of pests than it is to control them after they have arrived.