Biosecurity 2025 public meeting dates

Media contact: MPI media team
Telephone: 029 894 0328

Biosecurity – it's everyone's business. Join the conversation.

The Ministry for Primary Industries will be holding 6 hui and public meetings around the country during August and September, to give New Zealanders the opportunity to join a national conversation about managing biosecurity risks to New Zealand.

At the meetings New Zealanders will be asked their views about how all New Zealanders can work together to keep New Zealand free from pests and diseases, because our lifestyles, our livelihoods, our environment, and the growth of our nation depend on it.

The meetings follow the launch last week of the Biosecurity 2025 discussion document by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, which included the release of a public discussion document and invitations to New Zealanders to get involved in the biosecurity conversation.

The hui and public meetings will be in 6 centres and will run from 17 August to 1 September. Public submissions on the discussion document close 9 September 2016.

Media are also welcome to attend.

See the table below for time, date and venue details.

Biosecurity 2025 public meetings and hui

City Date Time Venue (name/address)
Blenheim Thursday 18 August 2016 11.00am – 2.00pm Waikawa Marae
210 Waikawa Road
Wellington  Friday 19 August 2016  10.00am – 1.00pm St Andrews Hall
St Andrews Centre
30 The Terrace
Tauranga  Tuesday 23 August 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm Ngati Ranginui Iwi Board Room
51 Willow Street
Auckland  Thursday 25 August 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm Mataatua Marae
17 Killington Crescent
Mangere, Auckland
Whangarei  Wednesday 31 August 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm  Pehiaweri Marae
99 Ngunguru Road
Glenbervie, Whangarei
Christchurch  Thursday 1 September 2016 11.00am – 2.00pm Council Room
George Forbes Memorial Building
Lincoln University
Ellesmere Junction Rd
Public meetings
City  Date  Time  Venue (name/address) 
Nelson Wednesday 17 August 2016 2.00pm – 5.00pm  Headingly Centre
Headingly Lane (off Lower Queen Street)
Richmond, Nelson
Wellington  Friday 19 August 2016 2.00pm – 5.00pm St Andrews Hall
St Andrews Centre
30 The Terrace
Tauranga  Monday 22 August 2016 2.00pm – 5.00pm Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chambers
87 First Avenue
Auckland  Wednesday 24 August 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm Auckland Town Hall
Queen Street
Whangarei  Wednesday 31 August 2016 2.00pm – 5.00pm Northland Cricket Club
79 Okara Drive
Kensington, Whangarei
Christchurch Thursday 1 September 2016 2.30pm – 5.30pm Council Room
George Forbes Memorial Building
Lincoln University
Ellesmere Junction Rd
Invercargill Thursday 8 September 2016 9.30am – 12.30pm Ascot Park Hotel
Corner of Tay Street & Racecourse Road

Māori, stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend either or both the hui or public meeting in any centre around the country. Meetings and hui will be 2 to 3 hours, with the duration determined by the level of interest expressed by attendees on the day.

A copy of the Biosecurity 2025 consultation document Protecting to grow New Zealand is available. Hard copy printed versions of the discussion document can be requested from

Download the Biosecurity 2025 consultation document [PDF, 6.7 MB]

Find out more

Biosecurity 2025

  • Contact MPI media phone 029 894 0328
  • Biosecurity 2025 (also available via short URL

Biosecurity 2025 consultation

To find out more about the importance of biosecurity in New Zealand and the Biosecurity 2025 public consultation, go to:


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