A pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases A group of more than 50 Kiwi companies have signed a first-of-its-kind pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases. Now, we’re encouraging all Tauranga Moana businesses to join. The Biosecurity Business Pledge – which includes some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, including Fonterra, Auckland … Read More
Moth beetle to control invasive moth plant Bay of Plenty Regional Council is using the moth beetle to control the invasive moth plant weed in what is a world-first project. The moth plant is a native of Argentina and Brazil and has been in New Zealand since 1888. It’s also a major problem weed that thrives … Read More
The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge (NSC) is one of 11 NSCs in New Zealand and the Challenge recognizes TMBC as a flagship site. The Mission of the Biological Heritage Challenge is to reverse the decline of NZ’s biological heritage and it is working on this through partnerships with … Read More
Kiwifruit growers fruit fly preparedness KVH has developed an awesome new guide for growers, detailing the likely sequence of events if a fruit fly response was to occur in a kiwifruit growing region. This is a great way for growers to be as prepared as possible! The guidelines can be used to help business continuity … Read More
Smart phone app tracking the spread of BMSB in Italy Last year at Plant and Food’s Te Puke Research Centre, two European Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) experts shared accounts of research that is currently underway in Italy to achieve sustainable control of this invasive pest. Click here to read more.
There are still a few copies of the 2020 pest calendars left If you or your organisation would like one of these fantastic, bright and colourful Port of Tauranga Biosecurity Excellence 2020 ‘unwanted pest’ calendars (created by KVH, Biosecurity New Zealand and the Port of Tauranga) please contact Lisa Gibbison with your postal address.
Pest plant swap meet goes down a treat Locals at recent weekend markets walked away delighted and a lot more biosecurity conscious – all they had to do was pop along to Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) stands with a pest weed and swap it for a free native plant. At the two events, … Read More
Port partners come together to watch for pests A biosecurity excellence programme runs year-round at the port, and to coincide with the Symposium and Grower Day, there were morning teas on offer as a team comprised of Port of Tauranga, Biosecurity New Zealand and KVH staff visited smoko huts and staffrooms to chat to frontline … Read More
How effective is your biosecurity? The TMBC Symposium was just one of several biosecurity events held during the last week of October. KVH and Zespri jointly hosted a Kiwifruit Grower Biosecurity Day, providing the opportunity to learn more about the work underway to protect the industry from unwanted pests and diseases. Around 80 growers and industry members were treated to a series … Read More
TMBC celebrates one year on since launch at Biosecurity Excellence Symposium On Tuesday 22 October, Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital celebrated twelve months of leading and taking collaborative action towards biosecurity excellence, with its second annual Biosecurity Excellence Symposium. “This symposium is about building connections across the network, we come from a range of backgrounds – iwi, science, education, industry and government – but … Read More