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

Biosecurity Business Pledge

We invite businesses to be part of the biosecurity team of all New Zealanders

Guides, plans and resources

Guides, plans and resources

Explore examples of biosecurity guides and plans which you can make your own

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

It takes all of us to protect what we've got, but there are a few champions worth celebrating

Business news and stories

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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.

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Making a difference in your own backyard

Elite Pest and Insect Control (EPIC) are a small business making a big difference in their backyard.

Tracey Marshall JTP


Leading the way – Pernod Ricard Winemakers signs Biosecurity Business Pledge

Tracey Marshall, Pernod Ricard’s New Zealand Sustainability Manager, said signing up to the pledge was a no-brainer.

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

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Protecting your farm checklist

Checklist to identify ways farmers can help protect their farm from diseases, weeds and pests

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Protecting your farm poster

Biosecurity New Zealand poster that shows the steps you can take to protect your farm



AgPest Tool

Free tool to assist NZ farmers and argicultural professionals with weed and pest identification

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Tomato Grower Biosecurity Plan and Checklist

Plan to assist growers in identifying and managing biosecurity risks on their properties.

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Morven Action Group Biosecurity Farm Action Plan

A biosecurity action plan for farmers, developed by farmers