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Tough competition for 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards Finalists

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Tough competition for 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards Finalists

The 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards finalists are here, and competition for all eight categories has been the toughest in the award’s history.

Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme

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Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme

Five years on since first detecting Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) New Zealand is on track to be the first country in the world to eradicate the disease.

New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD

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New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD

Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), says Biosecurity New Zealand deputy director general Stuart Anderson.

Campaign to raise FMD awareness for travellers

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Campaign to raise FMD awareness for travellers

Biosecurity New Zealand is stepping up its work at the border with a campaign to ensure travellers do their part to protect farmers from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), says deputy director general Stuart Anderson.

Search is on for New Zealand’s biosecurity champions

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Search is on for New Zealand’s biosecurity champions

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made around Aotearoa New Zealand to protect our country against pests and diseases.

New Plant Pass helps plant producers embrace biosecurity

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New Plant Pass helps plant producers embrace biosecurity

Plant Pass is the new plant production biosecurity scheme offering a one-stop solution for producers and growers to ensure they’re using good biosecurity practice.

Getting closer to solutions for marine structures

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Getting closer to solutions for marine structures

The battle against marine pests will rapidly get easier if we can prevent them from growing on artificial structures like marina pontoons, wharf piles and seawalls. The Marine Biosecurity Toolbox has some promising leads.

Tracking pests from space wins big at Biosecurity Awards

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Tracking pests from space wins big at Biosecurity Awards

A space-based biosecurity project has taken out the Supreme Award in the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

Why NZ Pork is a signatory to the Biosecurity Business Pledge

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Why NZ Pork is a signatory to the Biosecurity Business Pledge

Meet Brent Kleiss, Policy Manager for NZ Pork, and previously at MPI. Having moved to the other side of the partnership, Brent sees the benefits of a non-competitive platform where all businesses and sectors are collaborating and sharing practices.