Ko Tātou This Is Us
Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases. Ko Tātou This Is Us asks us to take a moment to think about how biosecurity protects our way of life, the outdoor environment where we fish, farm, hunt and explore, the beautiful biodiversity of our unique ecosystem and even the food we eat.
It's a national partnership between people, organisations, Māori, and central, local and regional government. The aim is to make our biosecurity system for resilient and future-focused to protect your taonga and New Zealand from pests and diseases.
Every New Zealander has a role to play in preventing pests and diseases from getting here or helping to stop their spread if they do arrive. It takes all of us to protect what we’ve got. View the video below and visit the Ko Tātou This Is Us website to learn more.
KVH produces resources that help every person with a connection to the kiwifruit industry know that they also have a special role in managing the threat of unwanted pests and diseases.
- Steve Thomas, Thomas Bros - good biosecurity means we will spot the new and unusual quickly.
- Campbell Wood, Pivot Horticulture - biosecurity is part of day-to-day best business practice.
- Darshan Singh, grower and Hume Pack-N-Cool - biosecurity protects our family orchards for future generations.
- Kiwifruit community biosecurity booklet - guidance about how everyone in or close to the kiwifruit community can help identify biosecurity risks and address them.
Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital (TMBC)
This is a collaboration between Tauranga Moana iwi, local industries and business, science institutions, educators, central and local government. Its purpose is leading and taking collaborative action towards biosecurity excellence.
This coalition is an exemplar for regional collaboration and partnership - it is an example of Ko Tātou This Is Us in action at a regional level, helping to build a biosecurity team of 5 million New Zealanders.
Our TMBC focus is on working with rangatahi in partnerships with educators; connecting our communities to the importance of biosecurity; and building collaboration across iwi, hapu, community organisations, industries, science and Matauranga Māori experts, central government and local government to achieve biosecurity excellence. Visit the TMBC website to learn more.
- Are you a stink bug quiz master? Take the fun TMBC quiz here
Biosecurity Excellence at the Port of Tauranga
This award-winning partnership was formed in late 2014 between the Port, several primary industries, and central and local government agencies to prevent and respond to biosecurity risks through the Port of Tauranga.
All groups have come together with the goal of having no incursions through the Port. This is achieved by working collaboratively and being committed to biosecurity excellence, through effective biosecurity awareness and the use of the very best tools and technologies, backed by science.
This partnership is an examplar of collaboration within a region, where a Port, a regulator and industry all work together.
- Excellence programme's pest posters
- Biosecurity Blitz: induction poster
- Biosecurity Blitz: newsletter update
- Excellence programme's annual pest pest calendar September 2023 - August 2024
- Excellence programme's most unwanted pests playing cards
- Excellence programme display poster
- Excellence programme flyer
- Excellence programme research findings: biosecurity understanding, perceptions, and behaviour
- Excellence programme research findings: article