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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global members of the biosecurity team
Being a tourist in Mount Maunganui doesn’t involve just the sun and sand of our well-known walks and beaches. Many visitors to this biosecurity conscious town – especially those in port for a day on cruise ships – venture further afield to visit kiwifruit
Helping the mountains roar again
“Poutiri Ao ō Tāne’s long-term vision is to restore the cloak of Papa-tū-ā-nuku (Earth Mother), the 'Mountain to Sea' ecosystems of this region,” explains Wendy. “We want to create a safe place where native species can once again flourish on the Maungahar
New weapons in the battle for urban biosecurity
With over 10,000 reports of suspected new pests and diseases in New Zealand every year. It’s no surprise that our urban environments are being impacted.