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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.


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug biosecurity partnership renewed
An important agreement to ensure New Zealand continues to fight the threat of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has been renewed and updated by Government and nine of New Zealand’s largest horticulture industry groups. Read more

Poultry producers the latest sector to join GIA
The Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) joined the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) in a signing ceremony on 21 June 2023 attended by Biosecurity Minister Hon Damien O’Connor and senior representatives of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

By signing the GIA Deed, PIANZ joins the 23 other industry sectors that have agreed to work with the Government, and each other, to combat the threat of an incursion of a pest or disease significantly impacting Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary industries. Read more

Plant Pass is underway!
Plant Pass is designed to protect producers and plant buyers in our domestic and export fruit and vegetable sectors, vineyard, forestry, amenity and garden, built and natural environment markets. It helps lessen the likelihood of a high-risk organism establishing in a nursery and being inadvertently spread by the domestic plant trade. Read more

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Auckland Airport takes out GIA Industry Award

Auckland Airport takes out GIA Industry Award

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

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