In March 2014, the Ministry of Health contracted the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR(external link)) to establish and facilitate the New Zealand Microbiology Network. 

Clinical microbiology laboratories play a critical and increasingly complex role in the diagnosis of infectious disease. The New Zealand Microbiology Network was convened in order to enable a timely and consistent response to issues relating to laboratory testing and to ensure regular communication between microbiology laboratories in New Zealand.

The Network's Terms of Reference were reviewed and updated in November 2023 and are awaiting final signatures.  You can read the latest draft here [PDF, 250 KB].


NZMN vision statement

To build national capability, optimise technical methods, promote consistency and collaborative processes and advocate diagnostic stewardship in diagnostic and public health microbiology across New Zealand. 


Contact the NZMN

To get in touch with the NZMN, please contact the NZMN Coordinator. Email NZMN

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