Black Widows: Another Boo Boo
"The incursion of Black Widow spiders is the latest in a
string of biosecurity breaches which the Government is
continuing to ignore," National Biosecurity spokesperson
David Carter said today.
The spiders were found in
Wellington and Christchurch in grapes imported from
"So far this year we have had four snakes,
numerous scorpions, the Varroa Bee Mite and now two Black
"And what is the Government's response?
"Marian Hobbs hasn't said a word about
the spiders because she doesn't have any answers. It is
time Helen Clark acknowledged that failure and showed Ms
Hobbs the door.
"It is imperative that Biosecurity is
taken seriously because New Zealand is so vulnerable. This
year's breaches are testament to that fact.
urgent action from the Government the New Zealand economy
could be put at grave risk," said David Carter.
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