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Divers in Lyttleton harbour


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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Wilding conifer control efforts smash targets

The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme made huge strides in the 2020/2021 financial year, tackling more than half of its four-year target for wilding conifer control work in 12 months.

Kids and teachers using a guide to examine marine life in a coastal rockpool


Biosecurity Awards finalists protecting every corner of New Zealand

The 2021 Biosecurity Awards finalists named today show the huge effort under way to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.

Tim Goodnature Biodiversity


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.

Imported cars at Portss of Auckland


Case Study: Importing used vehicles from Japan

Insights from Biosecurity New Zealand on how importers can take a proactive approach to biosecurity.

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Beware velvetleaf – and the dog sniffing it out

WInk the dog is being trained to find a serious cropping weed called velvetleaf.

Alby Marsh with Reon Tuanau visiting Mauao the Mount 1200 x 720


Alby Marsh – bringing people together to fight myrtle rust

Alby Marsh has spent his life building relationships. Now he is working with researchers and communities to build relationships and solutions that will help in the fight against myrtle rust.

Kirstina Cooper from Auckland Airport


Partnering for better biosecurity business outcomes

New Zealand's first Biosecurity Business Pledge forum was held in Wellington in late February.