New Port biosecurity kits

12 November 2020

All staffrooms, portacoms and other frontline workers spaces are now equipped with basic biosecurity kits, thanks to the Port of Tauranga Biosecurity Excellence programme, run by the Port, KVH and local Biosecurity New Zealand office.

The kits are a simple and useful tool to help frontline staff who work within the Port community collect, record and report anything unusual that they may find (dead or alive) when working with ships, cargo and containers on the Port, or unloading imported products.

Containing different sized plastic bags, pottles, containers, a reporting guide, and information about our most unwanted pest threats – like stink bugs – the kits also let people know what happens next and when/how Biosecurity New Zealand and the Port will be in touch to manage any further investigation.

The kits were launched as part of Biosecurity Week in the region and will continue to be rolled-out over the coming weeks.