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Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust unites community to protect the environment

The winners of the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Māori Award knew that Māori needed to work in partnership to have any chance of making a difference for their precious environment.

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Understanding rusts at Aorere College, Year 10 Mātauranga Māori class

Learn how classroom experiments are enriching New Zealand's biosecurity systems.

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Portable footwear cleaning system wins biosecurity award

The Jacson Cube®, a standalone system for effectively cleaning and disinfecting footwear was awarded the New Zealand Biosecurity Mondiale Innovation Award.

SCION 2018 Biosecurity Science Award Winner 1000 x 690


New weapons in the battle for urban biosecurity wins national award

Scion wins Award for creating world-leading pest detection and eradication tools.

Environment Southland 2018 Biosecurity Awards Supreme Winners 1000 x 690


Protecting Fiordland from marine pests wins biosecurity award

Environment Southland’s Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan was honoured with two Awards at the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards 2018

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Iwi dedication to local taonga recognised with biosecurity award

The dedication of Tauranga Moana iwi to protecting Mauao from myrtle rust and building biosecurity excellence in Tauranga has been acknowledged with a biosecurity award.

Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society 2018 Biosecurity Community Award Winner 1000 x 690


Reviving the call of the kokako a winning biosecurity project

Waikato-based Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society has received an Award for their efforts in restoring native birds to Mt Pirongia.

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Biosecurity Awards finalists reflect huge national effort in biosecurity

The announcement of the finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. The judging panel faced a tough job with over 60 high-calibre entries to assess.