Biosecurity is critical to protect our primary industries and natural environment; you only need to look at the cost of responding to pests like PSA disease on kiwifruit, myrtle rust on our native trees, or the ongoing battle against possums. Pest weeds such as woolly nightshade, noogoora bur or freshwater plants like alligator weed can quickly…

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Kei Hea ngā Papaka is a marine biosecurity project grounded in mātauranga Māori principles to support whānau and hapū kaitiaki in Tauranga. The groups connect together to reduce the numbers of the very aggressive Asian Paddle crab which is trying to outcompete the local native crab (papaka), a taonga for the iwi of Tauranga.  Not only…

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Want to join a positive kaupapa where you can make a difference to keeping our region safe from pests and diseases? We are looking for an enthusiastic, part-time, Tauranga based Event and Programme Manager to support and bring to life the TMBC programme. Working alongside  the Communications Manager and the TMBC leadership team to demonstrate…

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Left uncontrolled, wild kiwifruit can be devastating to New Zealand native bush and forest. Alongside BOPRC, KVH has worked on 103 properties over the last year, destroyed 13,400 vines, and cleared 4ha of matted vine covered area in the BOP region.

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There will be at least three stink bug sniffing dogs patrolling the border this high-risk season. The specialist dogs have been used successfully since 2017 for screening of cargo and surveillance of transitional facilities on other sites.

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