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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

OVER 70 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FAREWELLED FROM B3 IN LATE 2020

April 9th, 2021 Towards the end of 2020, B3 said good bye to a number of retiring colleagues, all of whom made substantial contributions to the collaboration in recent years.

B3 Conference 2021 Registration Open

March 10th, 2021 Registrations are open for the B3 Conference May 17 - 18, 2021 being held in Wellington.

B3 Māori Research Leader Appointed

February 17th, 2021 Alby Marsh has been appointed as B3’s Māori Research Leader.

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