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About New Organisms

The role of the New Organisms team is to manage potential risks to the environment, the health and safety of people, Māori culture and traditions and the market economy from organisms that are new to New Zealand without limiting New Zealand’s future potential for innovation.

We recommend you talk to us as early as possible before writing your application. We can help you pinpoint the scientific, technical and risk management issues you will need to address in your application.

If you need more information or cannot find the option you are looking for on this website, please contact us either by phone or email. We are happy to help you as much as possible.