Biosecurity Awards

The 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards winners are announced ... 

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country. It's our way of celebrating people and organisations across New Zealand who are contributing to New Zealand's biosecurity – in our communities, schools, businesses, Māori organisations, iwi, universities, councils and in government.

It takes all of us to protect what we've got but there are a few champions worth celebrating and we are delighted to announce our 2020 winners. 

New Zealand biosecurity Supreme Award and GIA Industry Award

  • Miraka - Te Ara Miraka: achieving enhanced biosecurity awareness and culture change on-farm

Minister's Biosecurity Award 

  • Linda Peacock 

Special Award for outstanding contribution to biosecurity

  • The New Zealand kiwifruit industry 

Department of Conservation Community Pihinga Award for new projects/initiatives

  • New Zealand Marine Studies Centre - Marine Meter Square; Seashore monitoring for marine pests: A citizen science approach

Department of Conservation Community Kahiwi Award for established projects/initiatives

  • Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

Te Tira Whakamātaki Māori Award 

  • Te Rawhiti 3B2 Ahu Whenua Trust - Nga Kaitiaki o Ipipiri Herenga Waaka (Guardians of the Bay of Islands)

 Kura (School) Award

  • St Paul's Collegiate School - Understanding biosecurity future proofing strategies in New Zealand secondary schools

Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award

  • Dr Mary van Andel, MPI - Strategic leadership for Mycoplasma bovis and COVID -19 responses

Bio-Protection Research Centre Science Award

  • Onside - Network technology to inform risk-based testing, eradicating biosecurity incursions in the primary sector 

Mondiale Innovation Award

  • Groundtruth Ltd -

AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award  

  • Thomas (Tame) Malcolm from Te Tira Whakamātaki and Te Arawa Waka 


Check out the winners stories and project summaries

Guide to Entering

Guide to Entering

Guide to Entering
Categories & Criteria

Categories & Criteria

Categories & Criteria
Biosecurity Awards 2020 Finalists

Biosecurity Awards 2020 Finalists

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