Event Name Port of Tauranga Biosecurity Week
Start Date 15th Oct 2018 8:00am
End Date 21st Oct 2018 5:00pm
Duration 6 days and 9 hours

One of our three Flagship Sites, the Port of Tauranga, is hosting Biosecurity Week – comprised of activities to raise biosecurity awareness among staff and visitors.

Running from 15 to 21 October, the fourth annual Biosecurity Week features activities that highlight the importance of biosecurity and that everyone plays a part. For example, everyone should be on the lookout for anything unusual and if they see something they should catch it, snap it and report it. Please note, this is not a public event.

It aims to remind those working at and visiting the port that managing biosecurity risk protects businesses, communities and lifestyles. While there is a strong, comprehensive biosecurity system in place at the Port, there is never zero risk.

This year’s activities include the launch of new regional coalition Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital (TMBC). It aims to achieve biosecurity excellence by connecting and co-ordinating the efforts of Tauranga Moana iwi (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga and Ngāti Ranginui), local industry and business, science institutions, educators, central and local government.

It's an exemplar for regional collaboration and partnership and one of the lead initiatives for the Government’s Biosecurity 2025 campaign – specifically its target of building a biosecurity team of 4.7 million.

TMBC has formed around recognition that it takes a community to successfully tackle biosecurity threats – that we all need to be vigilant and play our part, whether that’s in our ngahere, at the port, in our orchards, in our back yard or out on the water.