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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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Keen student takes on the challenge to spot wilding pines from space

Drive around the beautiful wide landscapes of the Mackenzie Country and you’re bound to spot some wilding pines. Bio-Protection Research Centre PhD student Rowan Sprague is working on a way to find wilding pine trees in remote areas by using image data co

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Training the next generation of stink bug hunters

In October, during Biosecurity Week in Tauranga Moana, KVH helped bring biosecurity alive for groups of intermediate students taking part in the Creepy Crawlies Meets Primary Production project.

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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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Vessel biofouling in Hawai'i

Hawaiʻi took notice when New Zealand and California passed rules aimed at vessel biofouling. Last year, the Hawaiʻi Interagency Biosecurity Plan was released that set 10 year goals for managing biosecurity risks including those posed by vessel biofouling.