New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards 2018 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.

Finalists announced

The 19 award finalists in 7 categories were announced on 12 October 2018. The recipient of the Minister's Biosecurity Award will be announced at the awards dinner on 12 November in Auckland. 

Department of Conservation Community Award

  • The Forest Bridge Trust
  • Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Award

  • Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa
  • Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority and Settlement Trust
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust

Government Industry Agreement (GIA) Industry Award

  • Kiwifruit Vine Health
  • Independent Verification Services (IVS) Ltd
  • Morven Action Group

Biological Heritage Challenge Science Award

  • National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
  • Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)
  • Plant and Food Research, Auckland Council, Te Tira Whakamaataki, Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Rongawhakaata iwi and Ngāti Ruapani ki Turanga iwi

Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award

  • Environment Southland
  • Northland Regional Council Pest Control Hub

Mondiale Innovation Award

  • Waikaitu Ltd
  • Jacson3 Ltd
  • Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority and Settlement Trust

AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award

  • Dr Amanda Black, Te Kawerau A Maki
  • Sophia Clark, Northland Regional Council

Find out more about the finalists and their projects

Join us at the NZ Biosecurity Awards dinner

NZ Biosecurity Awards 2018

We invite you to join us to celebrate the finalists and award winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards dinner on Monday 12 November 2018 at the Auckland Museum Centre.

Tickets are limited, so book early.

Register for the Biosecurity Forum

An exciting programme is planned for participants to connect and share ideas at this year's Biosecurity New Zealand Forum: Partnering to Protect. It’s on 12 and 13 November at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The Biosecurity Awards dinner is on the Monday evening.  

The forum is your chance to explore the relationship between biosecurity and biodiversity, hear about new approaches by industry and researchers to biosecurity problems, and get examples of how innovative thinking can improve biosecurity protection.

Find out more about the forum and register

Biosecurity Award sponsors 

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards are proudly supported by:






Previous awards

Who to contact

If you have questions about the awards, email

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