News and stories

Plane at Auckland International Airport 1200 x 720


Biosecurity is championed at our largest airport

Story from Auckland Airport—New Zealand’s largest entry point for travellers arriving in New Zealand. The airport is licenced by MPI as a Place of First Arrival.

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Thomas (Tame) Malcolm - Biosecurity is in his nature

From culling wild goats to decimating invasive river weed, one Kiwi is combining his passion for the land with hard graft and te ao Māori.

Supreme Award winners Miraka with Penny Nelson head of Biosecurity NZ


Biosecurity champions honoured at 2020 awards night

The winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity awards represent some of Aotearoa’s most outstanding biosecurity efforts.

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Biosecurity Trail empowers visitors to protect New Zealand flora

A new walking trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens gives locals and overseas visitors a chance to learn about New Zealand’s flora as well as the role they play in protecting it.

Culex quinquefasciatus by Stephen Dogget


Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes

You can help scientists understand more about mosquitoes in New Zealand.

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A unique result for Friends of Waiwhetū Stream

Against the odds neighbourhood volunteers rehabilitate their local stream.

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Giving tamariki the space to “fall in love” with nature

Kerikeri Kindergarten's award winning ngahere programme, based on a native bush block, is teaching children the importance of kaitiakitanga.

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St Paul's Collegiate School - 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Award (Kura) winners

St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has committed to taking the lead to meet primary industry needs by growing the talent, skills and abilities of all New Zealand students to better.

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Inspiring a region - the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

A community led award-winning success story.