2017 Biosecurity Awards Winners
The 2017 New Zealand Biosecurity Award winners were announced on 2 August 2017 in a ceremony at Parliament, Wellington.
Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust – The Wildside Project
The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust has been successfully running predator control programmes for over 30 years. Most of the support comes from land owners and the wider community.
Motutapu Restoration Trust
Port of Tauranga Limited – Biosecurity Excellence
The Port of Tauranga has built a port community that’s committed to biosecurity excellence. Their aim – to have no biosecurity incursions coming through the port of Tauranga. Their programme is a partnership with industry and government.
New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI)
Department of Conservation – The Great White Butterfly Eradication Project
The Department of Conservation eliminated a pest butterfly from New Zealand. This is the first time anywhere in the world that an unwanted butterfly population has been eradicated.
- Northland Regional Council – Marine Biosecurity Programme
- Top of the South (TOS) Marine Biosecurity Project
There were some fantastic entries within this category, so the judges decided to award 2 certificates.
Te Tira Whakamātaki - Māori Biosecurity Network
The Māori Biosecurity Network was established in 2015 to look at how Māori knowledge, interests, and values can be embedded in New Zealand’s biosecurity system.
The Karioi Project, Te Whaanga 2B3B2 and 2B1 Ahu Whenua Trust (AWT)