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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.

GIA celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2024, with May 2024 marking a decade since the GIA Deed was first signed by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Kiwifruit Vine Health.

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


Significant milestone in fight against major horticultural threat
This summer saw a significant milestone for biosecurity efforts in New Zealand with the first imports of the bio-control agent, the samurai wasp (Trissolocus japonicus). Read more

BMSB Council Renews Commitment to Protect New Zealand Against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The BMSB Council has affirmed its strong commitment to strengthening New Zealand's defences against the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) with the launch of its renewed 2023-2028 strategic plan. This marks a significant evolution of the existing strategy, and focuses on response planning and long-term management, ensuring the safeguarding of NZ’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental interests. Read more

New biosecurity initiative to trial benefits of online traceability programme
Several primary industry sector groups have joined forces to trial a new biosecurity traceability programme in what is a groundbreaking move for New Zealand's biosecurity landscape. The six-month trial will test whether an online biosecurity traceability programme makes it easier and faster to detect and respond to outbreaks of pests and diseases. 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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