Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases.
Ko Tātou This Is Us asks us to take a moment to think about how
biosecurity protects our way of life, the outdoor environment where we fish, farm,
hunt and explore, the beautiful biodiversity of our unique ecosystem and even the food we eat.
Every New Zealander has a role to play in preventing pests and diseases from
getting into New Zealand or helping to stop their spread if they do get here.
It takes all of us to protect what we’ve got. Ko Tātou This Is Us.
Awards call for biosecurity championsMore info
Bugs - Our Backyard HeroesEvent details
Biosecurity Trail empowers visitors to protect New Zealand floraRead more
Myrtle Rust Science SymposiumEvent details
Significant kauri seed collection taking placeRead more
Tauranga STEM Festival 2019Learn more
Better ways to stop marine pests?Read more
9th Botanic Gardens Australia & New Zealand CongressEvent details
Science and research fundamental to biosecurityRead more
New Zealand Biosecurity Awards DinnerMore info
The story behind the story
Te Hei Tamaariki is our Kuia and central character in Ko Tātou This Is Us video. Te Hei is a real New Zealander, not an actress, and her story is real too.
For Te Hei, like many of us, our land and rivers, lakes and sea provide more than just food and resources. It’s a way of life and has shaped who we are.Explore our story View other stories