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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.

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Thomas (Tame) Malcolm - Biosecurity is in his nature

From culling wild goats to decimating invasive river weed, one Kiwi is combining his passion for the land with hard graft and te ao Māori.

Supreme Award winners Miraka with Penny Nelson head of Biosecurity NZ


Biosecurity champions honoured at 2020 awards night

The winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity awards represent some of Aotearoa’s most outstanding biosecurity efforts.

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A unique result for Friends of Waiwhetū Stream

Against the odds neighbourhood volunteers rehabilitate their local stream.

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Giving tamariki the space to “fall in love” with nature

Kerikeri Kindergarten's award winning ngahere programme, based on a native bush block, is teaching children the importance of kaitiakitanga.

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St Paul's Collegiate School - 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Award (Kura) winners

St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has committed to taking the lead to meet primary industry needs by growing the talent, skills and abilities of all New Zealand students to better.

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Inspiring a region - the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

A community led award-winning success story.

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Creating a “predator free” peninsular

Predator Free Wellington’s audacious Miramar eradication project.

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Biosecurity Awards celebrate the champions protecting Aotearoa

The 2020 Biosecurity Award finalists represent outstanding contributions to protect New Zealand's unique environment.