What is the role of PineNet?

PineNet has been developed to act as a ready response and contact network for biosecurity, and is based on Wood Council members in each region. Where there is no Wood Council in an area, FOA will draw on representatives from major forestry companies.

The objectives of PineNet are to maintain:

  • ·A network of key personnel and resources that can be rapidly accessed in the event of a biosecurity response.
  • ·A communication network to enable the Forest Biosecurity Committee (FBC) to keep regions up-to-date on biosecurity matters.
  • ·A network of informally and formally trained personnel who can provide passive biosecurity surveillance and inform FOA should they detect unusual forest health symptoms or organisms.

PineNet is strongly aligned to the National Biosecurity Capability Network. The NBCN is a joint intiative between MPI (Biosecurity NZ) and Assure Quality.  The NBCN, including FOA and PineNet members, are New Zealand's field team in a biosecurity outbreak.


Link to PineNet Newsletters

Key documents

Visitor Hygiene Policy - updated poster format A3 October 2018 (.pdf 89kb)

Copies of the poster can be ordered from FOA (contact Venise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Other resources

BtK Fact sheet from MPI (.pdf 569kb)