New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

MPI wants all New Zealanders to be a part of New Zealand's biosecurity network. Learn about how the NZ Biosecurity Awards recognise work in that area – check out the 2017 winners.

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MPI is working to grow New Zealand's biosecurity team to 4.7 million people – and the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise work towards that goal. They celebrate individuals, communities and organisations who've made a positive difference to New Zealand's biosecurity.

The 2017 winners were announced on 2 August 2017 at an awards ceremony at Parliament, Wellington. The number of entries far surpassed our expectations, and have been a great example of how everyone can be part of a biosecurity team of 4.7 million.

MPI congratulates this year's winners, and all who entered.

Get involved in 2018

If you're taking action to protect New Zealand and would like to take part in the 2018 awards, we expect entries will open in July 2018.

Winners of the 2017 awards

We gave awards in 6 categories (including 'Highly Commended' certificates to 5 entrants):

  • Community Award
  • Industry Award
  • Government Award
  • Māori Award
  • Supreme Award
  • the Minister's Biosecurity Award.

Awards brochure

Our awards brochure has more information on the winners and their work.

Download the NZ Biosecurity Awards 2017 brochure [PDF, 2.8 MB]

Find out more

Who to contact

If you have questions about the information on this page, email

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