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Opinion: Biosecurity - we need it and it needs to be funded adequately


Opinion: Biosecurity – we need it and it needs to be funded adequately

Comment: Federated Farmers is urging members for feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the Biosecurity Act, writes Biosecurity Policy Advisor Philippa Rawlinson.

Big Angry Fish


Biosecurity matters to Big Angry Fish

Biosecurity is creating the best environment for our fish. That's why biosecurity is so important to Nathan O'Hearn and Milan Radonich (hosts of Big Angry Fish).

Biosecurity Forum 2018 Image


Reflection on the 2018 Biosecurity New Zealand Forum

Rosemarie Dawson, Chief Executive at Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand (CBAFF), shares her experiences at the Biosecurity New Zealand Forum.

Jacson 3 at the NZ Biosecurity Awards 2018 1200 x 720


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

Maori Award TE Runanga o Rarawa w800


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.

Rowan Sprague in the field 1200 x 720


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