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Protecting the herd and New Zealand’s dairy reputation

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Protecting the herd and New Zealand’s dairy reputation

When Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) was confirmed in New Zealand in July 2017, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) rapidly instigated a massive, company-wide biosecurity response.

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

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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.

Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust unites community to protect the environment

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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.

Understanding rusts at Aorere College, Year 10 Mātauranga Māori class

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Understanding rusts at Aorere College, Year 10 Mātauranga Māori class

Learn how classroom experiments are enriching New Zealand's biosecurity systems.

KiwiNet: an industry network ready to respond

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KiwiNet: an industry network ready to respond

A network set up to ensure there is plenty of skilled capability ready to respond to the next big biosecurity incursion continues to cement its place within the kiwifruit industry.

Protecting the predator-free islands of the Hauraki Gulf

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Protecting the predator-free islands of the Hauraki Gulf

Auckland ferry operator Fullers360 works with DOC to carry out strict biosecurity standards for crew and customers.

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

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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.

Biosecurity matters to Big Angry Fish

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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).

Reflection on the 2018 Biosecurity New Zealand Forum

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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.