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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

Three Summer Students Assisting With B3 Research Projects

December 14th, 2020 Three summer students are adding their enthusiasm and expertise to the B3 team over the coming months assisting researchers with their projects.

University of Canterbury Engineering Students Investigate Novel Way to Protect Our Borders From Biosecurity Threats

December 4th, 2020 A group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury has worked with AgResearch scientist Mark McNeill to develop technology that can detect external contamination on shipping containers while not impacting on port operations. 

B3 Science Partnership Forum a Success

October 22nd, 2020 B3 hosted a successful and productive virtual Science Partnership Forum on 15 October, with over 80 participants taking part in the day-long event.

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