Biosecurity trail empowers visitors to protect New Zealand flora
By David Teulon May 16th, 2019A new walking trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens will give locals and overseas visitors a chance to learn about New Zealand’s flora as well as the role they play in protecting it.
Learning local: Tauranga biosecurity unit turns 5 year olds into scientists
February 5th, 2019Better Border Biosecurity (B3) researchers are increasingly involved with the translation of their science to the broader community, including iwi, and are therefore playing an active role growing in NZ’s Biosecurity Team of 4.7 Million.
B3 part of the fight against devastating disease begins
By David Teulon February 5th, 2019New Zealand’s horticulture and wine industry groups are pleased to have been awarded a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) Tere grant to progress research into an invasive and unwanted plant pathogen spreading overseas.
Some of the students working on B3 projects over the 2018-19 summer
January 10th, 2019A big welcome to the summer students working on B3 and aligned projects over the coming months with various B3 partners. We hope this will inspire you to a career in biosecurity.
More fame for Laura Nixon’s BMSB work
January 9th, 2019Recently, researchers at Lincoln University (in Christchurch) and Better Border Biosecurity (B3) in New Zealand teamed with scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to study the dynamics of diapausing invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys).
Australia and NZ join forces on plant biosecurity research
November 21st, 2018Australia and New Zealand have entered into a new collaboration to strengthen plant biosecurity research.
Scientists hone in on where pests come from
August 31st, 2018A team of scientists at the Bio-Protection Research Centre working within B3 is working to make Biosecurity New Zealand’s (BNZ) pest incursion investigators jobs much easier.
Biosecurity awareness in port communities
July 29th, 2018Tauranga is home to New Zealand's busiest port. Last year it handled more than eight million tonnes of imported goods. That's a lot of cargo for pests, weeds and diseases to hide amongst.
Recent recognition of B3 science
June 28th, 2018There have been several outstanding examples of B3 research being recognised by the wider biosecurity community in recent weeks.
BMSB: an imminent threat to Australia and New Zealand workshop
June 15th, 2018
The best B3 conference yet
May 24th, 2018More than 150 biosecurity professionals gathered for the Third B3 Conference at Te Papa, Wellington this year, for what, according to Chris Green from DoC, was “the best yet”.
Opinion: Finding fruit flies doesn’t mean the system is broken
By David Teulon, Karen Armstrong and John Kean April 4th, 2018The detection of fruit flies in the Auckland region might lead people to wonder if our biosecurity system is failing.