Biosecurity keeps our incredible home, Aotearoa New Zealand, 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.
New Zealand Biosecurity Awards
Every year, we celebrate people making a difference through the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
It takes all of us to protect what we've got, but there are a few champions worth celebrating—could this be you?
Learn more about the awards and previous winners.NZ Biosecurity Awards
There are lots of ways you can contribute to biosecurity at home.
Know what pests and diseases to look out for around the garden and find practical tips for reducing biosecurity risks at your place.Biosecurity at home
In the outdoors
If you're into outdoor activities like tramping, mountain biking or camping – your role in biosecurity is important.
Discover how you can help limit the spread of pests and diseases in the outdoors.Biosecurity for walking, camping and biking
In and around water
Find tips on how we can protect our rivers, lakes and seas from pests and diseases when in or around water.
We all have a role to play in freshwater and marine biosecurity.Biosecurity for boating and water activities
Protecting Lyttleton Harbour from Mediterranean fanworm
Lyttleton Port Company are committed to taking immediate action in high-risk locations to stop the spread and reduce the populations of fanworm in the inner harbour.
Wilding conifer control efforts smash targets
The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme made huge strides in the 2020/2021 financial year, tackling more than half of its four-year target for wilding conifer control work in 12 months.
Biosecurity Awards finalists protecting every corner of New Zealand
The 2021 Biosecurity Awards finalists named today show the huge effort under way to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.