New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country. It's our way of celebrating people and organisations across the country who are contributing to New Zealand's biosecurity – in our communities, businesses, iwi and hapū, government, in the bush, and in our backyards.

2019 DATES

Start thinking about your entries and nominations

  • Entries open: 12 June
  • Entries close: 24 July
  • Finalists announced: 24 September
  • Awards dinner in Auckland: 4 November

2018 winners announced

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards were announced on 12 November at the awards dinner in Auckland. 

Department of Conservation Community Award

  • Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society (PTAKRS)
    Project: Restoring kōkako to Mt Pirongia

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Award

  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust
    Project: Tauranga Moana iwi biosecurity efforts

Government Industry Agreement (GIA) Industry Award

  • Kiwifruit Vine Health

Biological Heritage Challenge Science Award

  • Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)
    Entry: Protecting New Zealand's primary sector from plant pests; a toolkit for the urban battlefield

Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award

  • Environment Southland
    Project: Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan

Mondiale Innovation Award

  • Jacson3 Ltd
    Project: Jacson3 and its portable footwear biosecurity system, the Jacson Cube®

AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award

  • Dr Amanda Black, Te Kawerau ā Maki

Minister's Biosecurity Award

  • Greg Corbett, biosecurity manager, Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Supreme Award

  • Environment Southland
    Project: Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan

Find out more about the 2018 winners and their projects

2018 finalists

Biosecurity Award 2018 sponsors 

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards are proudly supported by:





Who to contact

If you have questions about the awards, email

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