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Kiwi kids learn how to keep pests out

A new interactive session, developed by Biosecurity NZ, is recruiting Kiwi kids in the fight against unwanted pests and diseases.

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Being neighbourly with our natives

Polhill Protectors is a ground-breaking urban conservation community laying out the welcome mat for manu taonga in Wellington city.

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“Kiwi-style” innovation solves mice problem

The aim of the Omori Kuratau Pest Management Group is to bring back the bush by bringing back the birds that disperse the seeds. But they had to solve the problem of mice first.

Biosecurity Bus Pledge members group photo 2019


Media Release: Businesses pledge to protect New Zealand

A group of 50 New Zealand companies have signed a first-of-its-kind pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.The Biosecurity Business Pledge – which includes some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, including Fonterra, Auckland Airport, Good

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Responding to Kauri Dieback -Te Roroa Commercial Development Company

“Ko au te ngahere, Ko te ngahere ko au, I am the forest and the forest is me."

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How to become an eco-ninja warrior and fight marine pests

Help 'Kina' fight marine pests. Learn what you can do to help manage marine pests in New Zealand.

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Geared up to fight biosecurity threats

KiwiNet is a leading network of approximately 100 biosecurity advocates from more than 30 organisations, dedicated to supporting the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.

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.

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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.