About us

Bionet connects information about pests and disease in New Zealand in one place. 

The Bionet website was funded to provide best practice biosecurity information for all New Zealanders by connecting information across the biosecurity system. The aim, in support of the government’s Biosecurity 2025 initiative, is to grow New Zealand’s capability in biosecurity, to help protect our country from invasive pests and diseases and to connect together professionals working in the pest management space.

Strategic direction 3 of the Biosecurity 2025 direction statement supports smart, free-flowing information. A target for 2025 includes the creation of a publicly-accessible network which enables electronic access to organism data held by central government agencies, regional councils and Crown research institutes. Organism data, linked together from multiple sources and including information on species name, distribution and impact, is crucial to identify and manage biosecurity risks. Bionet is a part of making this a reality. 

Who is involved?

In alignment with the Government’s Biosecurity 2025 initiative and the National Pest Management Plan of Action the Department of Conservation, Biosecurity New Zealand, Land Information New Zealand as well as Regional Councils have funded Bionet.

Where does the information come from?

The content on this site has been sourced from reputable bodies such as the National Pest Control Agencies, Department of Conservation, Ministry for Primary Industries or regional councils. 

Bionet Groups

This website allows you to connect and collaborate with others in the community by using Bionet Groups. Communities may form a group to communicate information about their biosecurity activities.

Groups offer collaboration tools such as blogs, document storage and retrieval, lists of useful links and short messages that the Group Owner can publish for all to see. Groups are secure - only group members can see content within the group, so sensitive material can be safely shared there.

Bionet and the Group Owner do have the right to restrict access to groups.