22 May 2013

New border security inspectors graduate

1:46 pm on 22 May 2013

The Ministry for Primary Industries says 12 new frontline border staff hired to bolster New Zealand's biosecurity defences have just graduated from three months intensive training.

The director of border clearance services, Steve Gilbert, says the new staff will ensure the biosecurity frontline remains fully staffed and isn't affected by normal resignations and retirement.

Two of the new inspectors will be based in Wellington, one in Queenstown and the remainder in Christchurch.