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Auckland Botanic Gardens Nursery Manager Doug Ward at work


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

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.

Xerra Earth Observation Institute Starboard


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.

Brent Kleiss from NZ Pork


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.

Racing at the 49ER Nacra 2019 sailing world championship


Oceanbridge Shipping – partnering to protect

A collaborative approach between Oceanbridge Shipping , Yatching New Zealand and Biosecurity New Zealand ensured the smooth running of the 49ER and Nacra sailing world championship in 2019, after a major risk threatened the delivery of the event.

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.

Mt Tarawera 1


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.