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Biosecurity Awards finalists reflect huge national effort in biosecurity

The announcement of the finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. The judging panel faced a tough job with over 60 high-calibre entries to assess.

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Keeping Fiordland's waters pest free

With its pristine waters and unique ecosystems, Fiordland is one of the most beautiful and dramatic natural areas of New Zealand. It’s home to some incredible species and plays host to visitors from around the world. However, Fiordland is at risk from the

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A community driving biosecurity in Tauranga Moana

A new coalition in the Tauranga Moana region is leading the country in a coordinated community approach to biosecurity.

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Building a biosecurity team of 4.7 million New Zealanders

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor today calls on every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign.

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Ko Tātou This Is Us – It takes all of us to protect Aotearoa

A new programme launched today by Biosecurity 2025 sets out to build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million New Zealanders.

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Community support to make on-farm biosecurity happen

Mycoplasma bovis in the Waimate District made the need for on-farm biosecurity real for many farmers for the first time.

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How boards respond to a biosecurity crisis

How Boards can prepare for and react to biosecurity crises was discussed at a recent Bay of Plenty Institute of Directors panel event.

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The story behind our story - our kuia

Te Hei Tamaariki is our Kuia and central character in Ko Tātou This Is Us video. Te Hei is a real New Zealander, not an actress, and her story is real too.

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Getting kids on board with biosecurity

Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has been working with locally-based education trust House of Science to develop a biosecurity focussed classroom pack for school children in years 1 to 8.