If harmful pests and diseases get into New Zealand, they can cause damage. Biosecurity focuses on stopping them at the border or getting rid of the ones already here.
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Pests and diseases not in New Zealand
Horticultural, freshwater, ocean, pastoral, and tree pests and diseases currently not in NZ
Find, report, and prevent pests and diseases
Report what you’ve found, search a list of pests, and improve biosecurity on your property
Biosecurity at New Zealand's border
New Zealand’s border process help stop harmful pests and diseases at the border, protecting our environment and primary industries.
Exotic pests and diseases in New Zealand
Biosecurity doesn't stop at the border. Surveillance programmes, incursion responses and long-term management programmes help protect Aotearoa from spreading pests or diseases.
Our biosecurity history
Find out how services evolved to protect NZ from pests and diseases (NZ History website).