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GIA Activities during COVID-19 Lockdown 

During New Zealand's current lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GIA's governance and administration functions will continue to operate remotely. If you have any questions about GIA, please contact Steve Rich at or by phone +6421445180.

If you wish to report suspected pests or diseases in plant or animals, please call the MPI hotline 0800 80 99 66 - which will continue to operate during the lockdown.

Our best wishes to all as New Zealand responds to COVID-19. Be kind, stay home and wash your hands.

Kei roto katoa I tenei.


Government Industry Agreement (GIA) 

GIA operates as a partnership between primary industry and government to manage pests and diseases that could badly damage New Zealand's primary industries, economy, and environment.

Under GIA, Signatories share the decision-making, responsibilities and costs of preparing for – and responding to – biosecurity incursions. By working in partnership, industry and government can achieve better biosecurity outcomes.

Find out more about GIA or how to become a GIA Signatory.

Aquaculture sector joins GIA
Aquaculture joins the 23 other industry sectors that have agreed to work with Government, and each other, to deal with pests or pathogens specific to their primary industry sectors. This includes the majority of the horticultural and livestock sectors, representing some $40b of commercial activity across NZ. Read more

Mycoplasma bovis Operational Agreement signed
On 25 June 2019 MPI, DairyNZ and Beef and Lamb NZ finalised an Operational Agreement under GIA that formalises the arrangements for decision making and cost sharing in the attempt to eradicate the livestock disease Mycoplasma bovis. Read more

Livestock farmers join the GIA biosecurity partnership
DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Deer Industry New Zealand have taken steps to protect their multi-billion-dollar export industries from pests and diseases by joining the GIA biosecurity partnership. Read more

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To report suspected exotic land, freshwater and marine pests, or exotic disease in plants or animals, call the MPI hotline:

0800 80 99 66


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