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Didymo Dave at the NZ Biosecurity Awards


“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.

Te Arawa Lakes Trust 2019 Biosecurity Supreme Winners and Community Pihinga Award winner 1000 x 690


Award winners celebrated for protecting New Zealand

The biosecurity work of iwi, scientists, environmental and community groups were honoured at the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

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Restoring the mauri (life force) of the Bay of Islands

Finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards, Guardians of the Bay of Islands leads the management for restoration using mostly volunteers.

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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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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 protects home grown happiness

"We all need to keep a look out for any biosecurity threats that could ruin these gardens that we love so much." Watch Elien Lewis of Home Grown Happiness talk about why biosecurity matters to her.

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Salvinia eradication at Wairakei Stream

After just one phase of eradication of Salvinia (Salvinia molesta), Wairakei Stream in Papamoa is looking great. The initiative was a collaboration between local iwi—Ngā Pōtikī, Tauranga City Council, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Biosecurity New

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A community driving biosecurity in Tauranga Moana

A new coalition in the Tauranga Moana region is leading the country in a coordinated community approach to biosecurity.