Biosecurity Awards

The 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards finalists 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 finalists. 

Department of Conservation Community Pihinga Award for new projects/initiatives

  • New Zealand Marine Studies Centre - Seashore monitoring for marine pests: A citizen science approach
  • Better Border Biosecurity/Auckland Botanic Gardens - The Biosecurity Trail at Auckland Botanic Gardens
  • Predator Free Wellington - Miramar eradication project

Department of Conservation Community Kahiwi Award for established projects/initiatives

  • Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust - Windy Hill Sanctuary, Great Barrier Island
  • Friends of Waiwhetu Stream - Against the odds
  • Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

Te Tira Whakamātaki Māori Award 

  • Ngāti Porou - Graeme Atkins
  • Te Rawhiti 3B2 Ahu Whenua Trust - Nga Kaitiaki o Ipipiri Herenga Waaka (Guardians of Bay of Islands)
  • Te Poho o Rawiri Marae - Whaia Tītīrangi

 Kura (School) Award

  • St Paul's Collegiate School - Understanding biosecurity future proofing strategies in New Zealand secondary schools
  • Lynmore Primary School - Lynmore Hunga Tiaki
  • Kerikeri Kindergarten Ngahere Programme

GIA Industry Award

  • Miraka - Te Ara Miraka: achieving enhanced biosecurity awareness and culture change on-farm
  • Fruit Fly Council - Fruit Fly Response 2019
  • Pea Weevil Response Group - New Zealand achieves a world first eradication of pea weevil

Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award

  • Waikato Regional Council - Waikato alligator weed management programme
  • Wellington City Council – Animal pest management dashboard for Wellington City
  • Mary van Andel, MPI - Strategic leadership for Mycoplasma bovis and COVID -19 responses

Bio-Protection Research Centre Science Award

  • Victoria University of Wellington - Mātauranga Māori and Molecular Science: working together to stop kauri dieback and other plant diseases.
  • OnSide - Network technology to inform risk-based testing, eradicating biosecurity incursions in the primary sector
  • Epi-Interactive - Scientific excellence strengthening New Zealand biosecurity and One Health frameworks

Mondiale Innovation Award

  • OnSide - Network technology to inform risk-based testing, eradicating biosecurity incursions in the primary sector
  • Predator Free Wellington - Miramar eradication project
  • Groundtruth Ltd -

AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award

  • Ethan McCormick from Howick College 
  • Yanika Te Paea Reiter from the University of Waikato  
  • Thomas (Tame) Malcolm from Te Tira Whakamātaki and Te Arawa Waka 

Check out the finalists stories and project summaries here

Winners announced

Award winners will be announced in November. 



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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