Supreme Award winners Miraka with Penny Nelson head of Biosecurity NZ ...

Posted 17th Nov 2020

Biosecurity champions honoured at 2020 awards night

The winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity awards, announced last night at a ceremony in Wellington, represent some of Aotearoa’s most outstanding efforts to protect our unique environment from pests and diseases.

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Culex quinquefasciatus Stephen Dogget

Posted 13th Nov 2020

Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes

Mosquitoes –  they are killing almost a million people every year, transmitting diseases and commonly disliked because they spoil the nicest summer holidays.

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2020 BNZ e newsletter finalists announced4

Posted 23rd Sep 2020

Biosecurity Awards celebrate the champions protecting Aotearoa

The 2020 Biosecurity Award finalists named today represent outstanding contributions by biosecurity champions making a difference to protect New Zealand's unique environment from pests and diseases.

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Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital

Posted 1st Jul 2020

Biosecurity NZ media release - Awards call for biosecurity champions

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards have attracted more than 200 high-quality entrants since they began in 2017. This year will see Kiwi kids take part – with the addition of the Kura (School) Award.

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Madeleine Voice Plant Research

Posted 21st Feb 2020

Velvetleaf find

Plant Research (NZ) Ltd Researcher Madeleine Voice while visiting a field trial in Mid-Canterbury this week spotted a suspicious plant around 50 m from where she was working within a farmers crop.

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Posted 10th Jan 2020

Kiwi kids learn how to keep pests out

A new interactive session, developed by Biosecurity NZ, is recruiting Kiwi kids in the fight against unwanted pests and diseases.

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Catfish Killas volunteers William Anaru Alex Malcom and Steven Henry with MPI DDG of Biosecurity NZ Penny Nelson v3

Posted 4th Nov 2019

Biosecurity award winners celebrated for protecting New Zealand

The biosecurity work of iwi, environmental organisations, science providers, and community groups, among others, were honoured at the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

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Posted 4th Nov 2019

“Didymo Dave” celebrated with Minister’s biosecurity award

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has paid tribute to the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

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Posted 16th Sep 2019

Ten Tauranga tracks upgraded for kauri dieback

Ten Tauranga walking tracks have been upgraded to slow the spread of the deadly pathogen that causes kauri dieback disease. In the last five years, more than 70 tracks have been upgraded and more than 40 permanently closed to protect our kauri taonga.

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