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Auckland Regional Public Health Service undertakes a number of activities to ensure that effective biosecurity procedures are implemented to deal with potential threats. This includes the following activities:

  1. Surveillance of international sea ports and airports (Auckland International Airport & Whenuapai Airport)
  2. Response to interceptions
  3. Initial response to incursions
  4. Provide sound technical and professional advice on public health issues relating to biosecurity, including work undertaken in relation to:
    • disease vector surveillance and control
    • preparation and testing of contingency plans for emergency response
    • maintaining records and reporting on work undertaken
    • liaison with the Ministry of Health, border agencies, local government and others
    • health education
  5. Participation in national, regional and local emergency arrangements and responses.


Exotic mosquitoes are a major risk to public health, the economy and native fauna and are intercepted at New Zealand borders most years, entering the country via a number of pathways - which must be monitored to prevent them from becoming established in New Zealand.   For more information on Mosquitoes visit the ARPHS Mosquitoes page here
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