Organisms are living things that can grow, multiply or react with other organisms. We must be sure of their potential for New Zealand before they're approved.
Our economy relies on organisms that are not native to Aotearoa New Zealand. We need to assess and manage the risks of introducing new organisms into New Zealan…
Snakes, squirrels and sticklebacks are all prohibited from entering New Zealand. You need to confirm that your new organism is not on the prohibited list.
A new organism present in New Zealand can have its status as “new” removed.
There are several types of new organism applications. Work out if you need approval and which application you should make.
We explain what biological control agents are, how they work, and our role in ensuring they are safe for Aotearoa New Zealand.
In a field test or outdoor development, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are kept within outdoor enclosures with physical barriers.