Biosecurity for community groups
Protecting your neighbourhood from pests and diseases
Protecting Aotearoa New Zealand takes everyone. Community groups all around the country are doing magnificent and valuable mahi in biosecurity. Learn more about them here. Explore tips and resources to start a biosecurity project in your community.
Biosecurity is a collective effort. We are all responsible for protecting New Zealand from pests and diseases, for now and the future.
E raka te maui, e raka te katau. A community can use all the skills of its people.
Getting to know biosecurity in your region
Every region in Aotearoa has its own unique and special environment. Wherever you call home, you can protect it by being aware of the biosecurity risks around you. We all have a part to play.
Find out more about biosecurity controls, programmes and local groups you can support in your area.
Useful links and resources for community groups
Gecko NZ Trust
Encouragement, advice and resources to support communities to create beautiful environments
Join a group - Bionet
Explore a collection of online groups which focus on different themes in NZ's biosecurity
Funding organisations - DOC
Links to organisations who provide funding and grants for community groups
New Zealand Biosecurity Awards: Calling all biosecurity champions
It takes all of us to protect what we've got, but there are a few champions worth celebrating—could this be you? Have you been involved in a community group project that supported biosecurity in New Zealand?
If you or someone you know is doing great work to protect New Zealand against pests and diseases, it's time to shine a light on their achievements.
News and stories
Alby Marsh – bringing people together to fight myrtle rust
Alby Marsh has spent his life building relationships. Now he is working with researchers and communities to build relationships and solutions that will help in the fight against myrtle rust.
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.
Citizen scientists needed to catch and dispatch mosquitoes
You can help scientists understand more about mosquitoes in New Zealand.