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About New Zealand Biosecurity


The New Zealand Biosecurity image library is a collaborative effort between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Landcare Research. The purpose of this library is to detect pests and diseases found on fresh produce imports from around the world at New Zealand Borders.

Ministry for Primary Industries — Manatu Ahu Matua

Our vision is to grow and protect New Zealand. We do this by: maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.

MPI is a new ministry formed from the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

MPI is positioned to deliver high-quality services and support to the whole of the primary sector.

The newly formed Ministry for Primary Industries is charged with leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system. This encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.

Manaaki Whenua — Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua — Landcare Research is New Zealand's foremost environmental research organisation specialising in sustainable management of land resources optimising primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of our communities.

Disclaimer Notice

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the information contained in this publication is as accurate as possible, the authors and publisher can accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person using the information herein.

This image library was primarily developed to be used as a general guideline to assist biosecurity officers in informed decision making. There has been no intent to be comprehensive in any aspect of the contents and thus there are limitations associated with the restricted scope. These publications do not include comprehensive lists of all the pests and/or host information that may be encountered at the border.