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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

Former B3 Director receives lifetime achievement honours

December 17th, 2023 Science NZ Individual / Lifetime Achievement Award

B3 test detecting exotic plant diseases

November 27th, 2023 Helping protect New Zealand's plants

Programme for Science Partnership Forum

October 10th, 2023 19 October, Wellington

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