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Entries open for 2023 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
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Entries are open for the 2023 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

 The awards recognise outstanding contributions to protecting the country against unwanted pests and diseases.

“There are many incredible people across New Zealand in communities, schools, iwi and hapū, businesses, government and their backyards doing their part to protect and preserve our country’s rich and unique biodiversity,” Biosecurity New Zealand’s deputy director-general Stuart Anderson said.

 “Their important work plays a critical part in ensuring New Zealand’s biosecurity system remains resilient, effective, and world class.”

 Previous finalists and winners have spanned the entire biosecurity system, from collaborations between central and local government to iwi, businesses and community organisations.

 Last year’s Supreme Award winner, Wilderlab, took out the top spot for its work in developing technology that can reveal the native and pest species that are present in just a cupful of water.

There are nine New Zealand Biosecurity Awards categories and entries close on Monday July 31.

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