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New Zealand Biosecurity Institute

Our Mission
"Working together to ensure New Zealand is protected from the adverse impacts of invasive species."

Who are we?

We are an incorporated society with membership open to anyone interested in biosecurity issues. We organise activities on a local and national basis and produce a quarterly magazine.

Our aims are to:

  • Raise awareness of the Institute and biosecurity issues;
  • Encourage the development and application of best practice in biosecurity;
  • Connect people and organisations to share knowledge; and
  • Create opportunities for professional development of members.
  • Why join the NZBI?

Application for membership is open to all. Application can be made online or in writing. Subscriptions are still only NZ$40 per year (if paid promptly). Click on the Join Us tab above for details.


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The Good the Bad and the Christmas Tree

The organisation that wants to ban the Easter Bunny has now set its sights on the Christmas tree. The New Zealand Biosecurity Institute doesn't want to ban the tree but would like people to see it as the holiday symbol representing the good and the bad

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Lincoln Decision Disappoints

Key biosecurity sector interest group, The New Zealand Biosecurity Institute has expressed disappointment at Lincoln University's decision to drop its biosecurity and bioprotection majors for its science degrees. Institute President Darion Embling said

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Biosecurity Week is coming up!

Biosecurity Week is coming up! To be held 21 – 25 November, the awareness week will be kicking off with a public event on Monday 21 November at the Port of Tauranga in Mount Maunganui.The public day is on from 1pm to 3pm where there will be

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Institute Pleased Ship Turned Back

The NZ Biosecurity Institute says it is pleased a ship carrying the livestock food supplement palm kernel expeller (KPE), has not been allowed to discharge its cargo in New Zealand. Institute President, Darion Embling said he understands part of the

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