Story: Biosecurity

Quarantine stations

From the 19th century, each of New Zealand’s four main port cities had their own quarantine islands. None are used as quarantine facilities any more. Locations offering modern quarantine services, known as transitional facilities, are now located on the mainland.

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Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, 'Biosecurity - Definitions and history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008