Biosecurity for business
Damage caused by pests and diseases can be costly and disruptive for all New Zealand businesses. As an Island nation in the middle of the Pacific our economic wealth hinges on our ability to import and export goods and services across our border.
Pests and diseases can seriously impact our primary industries, our tourism sector, and damage our reputation as a safe trader of goods and services. From freight and logistics, to retail and hospitality, biosecurity affects us all. We all have a part to play.
Whether we're a business owner, employee or freelancer—our mahi can impact New Zealand's biosecurity. We can support our customers, staff and suppliers to understand the importance of biosecurity. We can introduce good biosecurity practices into our workplace.
Get inspired and learn more about how your business can get involved with biosecurity.
Biosecurity Business Pledge
We invite businesses to be part of the biosecurity team of all New Zealanders
Guides, plans and resources
Explore examples of biosecurity guides and plans which you can make your own
Business news and stories
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.
Making a difference in your own backyard
Elite Pest and Insect Control (EPIC) are a small business making a big difference in their backyard.
Biosecurity resources for businesses
Dairy NZ Biosecurity WOF check list
The Biosecurity WOF was developed with input from farmers directly affected by the Mycoplasma bovis
Protecting your farm checklist
Checklist to identify ways farmers can help protect their farm from diseases, weeds and pests
Protecting your farm poster
Biosecurity New Zealand poster that shows the steps you can take to protect your farm
Free tool to assist NZ farmers and argicultural professionals with weed and pest identification
Tomato Grower Biosecurity Plan and Checklist
Plan to assist growers in identifying and managing biosecurity risks on their properties.