Entries Open for Inaugural NZ Biosecurity Awards

(Published on 13th June 2017)

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards is a new Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) initiative that aims to recognise and celebrate people across New Zealand who are doing their bit for biosecurity – in our communities, businesses, government and backyards. This could be through engaging in innovation, science, community or leadership that supports biosecurity. 

The awards are open to all New Zealanders who have been involved with a project, programme, protocol or one-off event (in the last 5 years) that focuses on biosecurity.

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy said "I encourage you to enter the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards 2017. This is our opportunity to recognise those who are committed to protecting our unique environment, livelihoods and lifestyles - now and for future generations."

"The work being done by our biosecurity team of 4.7 million every day is important to us – our lifestyles, livelihoods and our unique environment depend on it. These awards are our way of saying thanks for the great work people all over New Zealand are doing in biosecurity every day."

MPI have created 6 categories for the new awards:

  • Community Award
  • Māori Award
  • Industry Award
  • Government Award
  • Supreme Award
  • Minister’s Biosecurity Award (for an individual)

Entries close 7 July 2017 with the Awards ceremony set to take place at Parliament in Wellington on 2 August.


Further information about the awards along with entry forms can be found on the MPI website>



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