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 New Zealand. We need to assess and manage the risks of introducing new organisms into New Zealand.
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.
Biocontrol is increasingly being recognised as an essential part of integrated pest management systems that contributes to sustainable pest control.
Field tests and outdoor developments of genetically-modified organisms (GMO) are an important part of the our work.