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
Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme
Five years on since first detecting Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) New Zealand is on track to be the first country in the world to eradicate the disease.
New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD
Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), says Biosecurity New Zealand deputy director general Stuart Anderson.
Campaign to raise FMD awareness for travellers
Biosecurity New Zealand is stepping up its work at the border with a campaign to ensure travellers do their part to protect farmers from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), says deputy director general Stuart Anderson.