"It could shut down our export markets overnight."
Biosecurity NZ modelling revealed that if the disease made its way onto our shores our economy could take a $10 billion hit.
Biosecurity New Zealand is raising more awareness of foot and mouth disease to protect farmers across the country.
On one occasion, she tried to get rid of smuggled plants in an airport bathroom to avoid being caught.
The Tonga Government said it's doing its utmost to find out how fruit fly infected the country's melon exports to New Zealand.
The monkey's dehydrated body was found squeezed between sawn timber packs by a staff member.