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DNA Barcoding Helps Protect New Zealand Borders

October 18th, 2011 Imagine if it was possible to identify any species instantly, simply by scanning it in the same way a loaf of bread is scanned at the supermarket checkout.

Interaction between science and policy: an essential driver for integrity and performance in New Zealand’s environment and economy

May 19th, 2011 Speech by Dr Stephen Goldson, Strategy Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee, to the MAF Policy, Science and Economics conference, 5 May 2011

BCANZ website provides valuable tool for managing introduced organisms

May 18th, 2011 The Biological Control Agents introduced to New Zealand (BCANZ) database is now available to help regulators and researchers find information on biological control agents that have been introduced to New Zealand to help manage weed and invertebrate pests.

Reflections on the process of Māori consultation as part an application to release a biological control agent

By Lisa Berndt (Scion) May 18th, 2011 The programme ‘Better Border Biosecurity’ (B3) is a partnership between research providers (AgResearch, Plant and Food Research, Scion and Lincoln University) and end users (MAF BNZ, ERMA New Zealand, Department of Conservation and the Forest Biosecurity Research Council).