Measuring Biosecurity Excellence in Port Communities


The Port of Tauranga (PoT) is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing port, processing a large volume of goods, from diverse origins. This presents a key risk; these goods may contain biosecurity risks. With over 1,000 workers on the port, and a number of different companies operating, there is dispersed social and geographic responsibility for managing these risks.In order to measure awareness, perceptions and behaviours related to biosecurity, the research project ‘Biosecurity Excellence in Port Communities’ lead by Penny Payne, Susanna Finlay-Smitts and Bruce Small from AgResearch was undertaken as part of the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Programme.
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