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Updated Controls At Aotea Great Barrier Island To Help Keep Caulerpa In Check

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:50 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is updating controls on anchoring and fishing at Aotea Great Barrier Island to help prevent the spread of exotic caulerpa seaweed. Caulerpa can form large underwater fields, altering the natural ecosystem, and has been found ... More >>

New Biosecurity Measures For Waikato River

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:04 am | Biosecurity NZ

A new biosecurity rule for wake boats used on a stretch of the Waikato River comes into effect tomorrow in a bid to prevent the spread of the freshwater gold clam pest into other areas. “The new rule, introduced through a mechanism under the Biosecurity ... More >>

Biosecurity Boost Ahead Of Busy Summer

Friday, 17 November 2023, 3:20 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand welcomes 23 new quarantine officers and four new detector dog handlers this month, bolstering the country’s frontline protection against pests and diseases in time for the pre-Christmas mail rush and peak international ... More >>

Water Users Urged To Help Protect Our Rivers And Lakes

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 12:59 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Longer days are here and it’s a great time to enjoy our rivers and lakes – while protecting them from invasive species like the freshwater gold clam. A new awareness campaign has been launched ahead of Labour weekend, appealing to all water users ... More >>

Biosecurity Officers Help Ease Airport Congestion

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 12:09 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand thanks our staff and travellers for their help during the successful trial of an improved way to screen international arrivals at Auckland Airport over the school holidays. “We want to thank our officers for their hard ... More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand Ramps Up For School Holidays

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 12:26 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand has bolstered its border force at Auckland Airport in preparation for the upcoming school holidays. Twenty extra staff will be redeployed to work at the airport over the holiday period, says Mike Inglis, Northern Regional Commissioner, ... More >>

Dirty-bottom Alert For Visiting Cruise Ships

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 12:35 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand has been working closely with cruise lines to ensure their vessels arrive with clean hulls as the busy summer season approaches. The summer cruise season runs from October to April. Biosecurity New Zealand expects to see ... More >>

New Controls To Prevent The Spread Of Oyster Disease Bonamia Ostreae

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 12:21 pm | Biosecurity NZ

New rules to protect flat oysters from the disease-causing parasite Bonamia ostreae will apply to recreational fishers and boaties in some New Zealand waters from tomorrow, September 1. Bonamia ostreae is in the Marlborough Sounds and Big Glory Bay at Rakiura, ... More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand Responds To Rising Passenger Volumes

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 10:47 am | Biosecurity NZ

A container of dead tarantulas and 28 mangoes are among items found by hard-working Biosecurity New Zealand quarantine officers who are stopping pests and diseases entering the country as passenger arrivals climb. Biosecurity New Zealand’s work is vital ... More >>

Plan For Immediate Actions After Seaweed Find

Friday, 7 July 2023, 2:01 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is planning immediate actions after the find of small patches of exotic Caulerpa seaweed in an area close to Te Kawau Tūmaro ō Toi Kawau Island in the Tāmaki Auckland region, says Director Response John Walsh. “We’ve talked ... More >>

Calling All Biosecurity Champions

Monday, 19 June 2023, 10:13 am | Biosecurity NZ

Entries are now open for the 2023 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. These Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country against unwanted pests and diseases. It is our way of celebrating people and organisations across ... More >>

Biosecurity Rules In Place To Stop Northland Spread Of Invasive Seaweed

Monday, 12 June 2023, 11:21 am | Biosecurity NZ

New biosecurity rules to prevent the spread of exotic Caulerpa seaweed will make it illegal to fish or anchor a vessel in an area of Te Rāwhiti in the Bay of Islands from 11.59pm on Monday 12 June 2023. Two species of exotic Caulerpa have been found ... More >>

Biosecurity NZ Works In Partnership With Local Mana Whenua And Northland Regional Council To Respond To Exotic Caulerpa

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 4:27 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand, local mana whenua, and the Northland Regional Council are working together on next steps after divers searching the waters around Te Rāwhiti, the Bay of Islands, found a substantial amount of exotic Caulerpa seaweed, suggesting ... More >>

Boaties And Fishers Can Help Stop The Spread Of Exotic Seaweed

Friday, 19 May 2023, 12:48 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is reminding boaties and fishers to clean their anchors and fishing gear and reduce the risk of introducing or spreading any exotic seaweeds after a small clump of suspected Caulerpa brachypus was spotted on a Bay of Islands ... More >>

Biosecurity New Zealand Responds To Rising Passenger Volumes

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 10:40 am | Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand’s officers screened 1,391,641 arriving air passengers in the first three months of 2023, compared with 97,810 for the same period in 2022. There has also been more cruise ship passengers following the reopening of maritime ... More >>

Help Stop The Spread Of Invasive Seaweed In Hauraki Gulf

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 10:25 am | Biosecurity NZ

As boaties and fishers head to the waters this Auckland anniversary weekend, they’re asked to help stop the spread of a fast-growing, non-native seaweed – exotic Caulerpa - in the Hauraki Gulf. In the right conditions, this pest can smother the ocean floor ... More >>

Knocking Down Wallaby Populations

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 6:34 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Wallaby populations are continuing to grow in Aotearoa, prompting the launch this summer of the first national awareness campaign. The Tipu Mātoro: Wallaby-free Aotearoa campaign shines a light on the extensive damage these invasive pests wreak on our ... More >>

M. Bovis Confirmed Properties Continue To Decrease

Friday, 20 January 2023, 12:16 pm | Biosecurity NZ

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme, led in partnership with MPI, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, continues to make good progress towards the eradication of the disease from New Zealand. All properties in the high-risk area in Wakanui, which ... More >>

Busy Summer For Biosecurity

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 11:14 am | Biosecurity NZ

It’s been a busy summer so far for biosecurity officers protecting New Zealand’s borders from unwanted pests and diseases. Biosecurity officers screened over half a million arriving passengers in December, says Mike Inglis, Northern Regional Commissioner, ... More >>

Clean Your Gear, Watch Your Pets, Garden Safely

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 2:13 pm | Biosecurity NZ

Clean your gear, watch your pets and garden safely this holiday season. These are three simple requests from those that look after biosecurity in New Zealand. The call comes from the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NZBI) - the membership organisation ... More >>





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