The information provided using this Web Server is only intended to be general information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of, or to represent, the written law of New Zealand or other official guidelines or requirements. For an authoritative source of these go to http://www.legislationdirect.co.nz .

Considerable effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this server is accurate, up to date, and otherwise adequate in all respects. The site does not include 'ALL' distribution records of non-indigenous marine organisms. Data from Ministry response projects and holdings of other government and regional authorities, research organisations and universities are not included. Nevertheless, this information, and in particular the Ministry for Primary Industries Standards, is made available to users of this server and all other persons and entities STRICTLY on the basis that the Ministry for Primary Industries, its employees, agents, and all other persons associated with the compilation, writing, editing, approval or publication of, or any other kind of work in connection with, the information:

  1. disclaim any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, omission, lateness or any other kind of inadequacy, deficiency, or flaw in, or in relation to, the information; and
  2. without limiting (1) above, fully exclude any and all liability of any kind, on the part of any and all of them, to any person or entity (whether a user of this server or not) that chooses to rely upon the information.


The Biosecurity New Zealand Standards accessible through this server are current only at the time of publication and may be changed from time to time.

The Ministry itself and on behalf of all the persons mentioned above, clarifies that it has no control over and is not responsible for the contents of any pages referenced or accessed from this server other than pages provided by the Ministry. Pages provided by the Ministry can be recognised by the URL name of the page containing "biosecurity.govt.nz" or "mpi.govt.nz". Any hyperlinks to other Web sites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in those other Web sites on the part of the Ministry.

Acts, Regulations, and Orders in Council can be sourced from:

Legislation Direct

Biosecurity New Zealand Standards can be obtained from:

Ministry for Primary Industries
101-103 The Terrace
PO Box 2526
New Zealand