New MAFBNZ Representative on Executive

John Sanson is Team Manager of National Coordination for MAF Biosecurity New Zealand Post Border Directorate and is replacing Andrew Harrison as the MAFBNZ representative on the NZBI Executive.


Saddleback on the South Island for the first time in 140 years

South Island Saddleback
For the first time in 140 years tieke (South Island Saddleback) are on the South Island mainland. A partnership between the University of Otago's Zoology Department and Orokonui Ecosanctuary, with the support of Peregrine wines and iwi, has just brought a founding population of 40 tieke to the Ecosanctuary.
Photo by Dave Curtis

Managing KNEs in Greater Wellington

Since 2000, Key Native Ecosystems (KNEs) have been defined as areas of prime native habitat of regional significance situated on private land. They are primarily native forest remnants but also include wetlands, dune lands and coastal escarpments with significant native flora and fauna values.



NZ biosecurity, biodiversity expert’s work recognised with high award

Professor Mick Clout was awarded the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, held in Barcelona, October 5–14 2008.

New Website Launched

Welcome to the new website of the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute.
We hope the new website will encourage you to join if you are not already a member and participate in the activities and discussions of the NZBI if you are.

Enter our competition and win $50 gardening voucher and 1 year NZBI membership subscription.


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