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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) is a multi-partner, cooperative science collaboration that researches ways to reduce the entry and establishment of new plant pests and diseases in New Zealand.

As a geographically isolated archipelago, Aotearoa, New Zealand is a country free from many pests and diseases that damage productive and natural ecosystems, or endanger human and animal health.  The B3 research collaboration works to maintain this advantage by using research and it’s uptake to improve border biosecurity across five theme areas.

Latest News

29 October Presentation: Bees as Biosecurity Monitors

October 21st, 2020 Come and join us for a presentation by Dr Andrew Cridge on 29 October about bees as biosecurity monitors

Biosecurity Trail at Auckland Botanic Gardens a Finalist at the Biosecurity Awards

September 23rd, 2020 The Biosecurity Trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

Building up Understanding of Xylella fastidiosa

August 30th, 2020 Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has started work on a new five-year project looking at Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), and its New Zealand vectors. Xf is a serious invasive pathogen currently spreading through the world and is of serious concern for many NZ productive sectors as well as the natural estate.

B3 is fully aligned to New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.