Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is calling on every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign.
Ko Tātou This Is Us is an independent biosecurity brand that aims to connect all of us with the many ways we can help protect Aotearoa from pests and diseases.
“With biosecurity in the spotlight as we attempt to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis, turn away ships to keep the Brown marmorated stink bug out of New Zealand, and deal with the emergence and spread of Myrtle rust and Kauri dieback, now is the time for every New Zealander to stand up and take action on biosecurity,” Damien O’Connor said.
“Biosecurity keeps safe everything that shapes our unique way of life, from the great outdoors we farm, fish, hunt and play in to the biodiversity of our unique ecosystems.”
The campaign includes a video, featuring a kuia looking back on her life and urging New Zealanders to understand that everything shaping our way of life is finite and fragile and we must all play our part in protecting it from pests and diseases.
Go to thisisus.nz HERE.
Source: Minister for Biosecurity