Biosecurity is the responsibility of all New Zealanders, whether it is going for a fish in the Tongariro River or carrying out our everyday supermarket shopping. Biosecurity affects us all!
Our mission is “Working together to ensure New Zealand is protected from the adverse impacts of invasive species.”
The New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (NZBI) is an incorporated society with a wide membership which is open to anyone interested in biosecurity issues. The key aims for the NZBI are to raise awareness of biosecurity threats and connect people to building a healthy New Zealand. Our members are active in seeking to drive improvements within biosecurity systems; to share pest management experiences; and improve biosecurity practices.
Connecting people and organisations to share their biosecurity knowledge is an important objective for the NZBI. We have branches throughout the country that meet regularly and we all come together annually during New Zealand Biosecurity Month to hold the National Education and Training Seminar (NETS). In order to connect people to places, NETS is held in a different location around New Zealand each year and allows our members the opportunity to share experiences and successes as well as lessons learnt. The seminar invites top national and international speakers from across the spectrum of biosecurity. The NZBI also funds and creates opportunities for the professional development of our members.
Please take the time to make the most of the resources available on our website and find out more about the NZBI. To find out more about biosecurity issues and the NZBI, I encourage you check out the latest editions of Protect magazine.
If you value biosecurity and want to connect with biosecurity people then I encourage you to contact a local branch rep and join the NZBI community.
Darion Embling, President