Entries now open: NZ Biosecurity Awards

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It takes all of us to protect what we've got but there are some champions worth celebrating – and this year's Biosecurity Awards are a great chance to do that.

Entries for the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards are now open until 5pm 24 July, 2019. Visit the website to find out more and enter.

Being run by our Challenge Party, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country.

Much of what we do to protect our biodiversity in New Zealand is through biosecurity activity – from trapping rats in backyards to washing and disinfecting footwear when visiting our kauri forests.

The Awards acknowledge people and organisations across New Zealand who are contributing to biosecurity – in our communities, businesses, on-farm, on-orchard, iwi and hapū, government, in the bush and in our backyards.

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.