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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.

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

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B3 Virtual Research Update Meetings a Success

June 30th, 2020 A set of virtual meetings that included up to 100 people involved with, and interested in the work of New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration has been heralded a success with plans for a repeat of event in the future already under way.

Trans-Tasman Plant Border Biosecurity Research Partners Looks to Strengthen Their Collaboration

June 22nd, 2020 The value and importance of trans-Tasman biosecurity research connections between Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Research Institute (PBRI) and New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3) have been affirmed and strengthened following a recent virtual meeting of the organisations’ Chairs and Directors.

Facing Covid -19 and future pandemics. What can we learn from New Zealand’s biosecurity system?

By David Teulon June 16th, 2020 Moving forward, an important question raised by COVID-19 now facing New Zealand, is, how will the country be able to interact with the outside world without risking further infection from this or future pandemics?

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