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Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community

Scroll through the stories below to read our latest news.

The Great Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Hunt – a Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our biosecurity hunt! We received some great feedback and are looking forward to building upon this concept next year. Read the results of campaign here.

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Training for Future Biosecurity Incursions

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Biosecurity New Zealand training sessions over the last few month.

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Register Now – TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium 2021

Join us for our biggest event of the year – the fourth annual Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Excellence Symposium! Register now to secure your place.

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10,000 Registered Kills for Predator Free Bay of Plenty

Congratulations to Predator Free Bay of Plenty who passed the 10,000 registered kill mark earlier this month….

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2021 NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference

The University of Waikato is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2021 NZ Marine Science Society Conference in Tauranga Moana from 5-8 July. Learn more here.

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Launch of the new ‘Mighty Microbes’ Science Resource Kit

House of Science NZ and the Microbiological Society of NZ invite you to attend a celebration of their latest resource kit; ‘Mighty Microbes’, with guest of honour, Dr Siouxsie Wiles. Learn more and RSVP here!

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The Dogs Are Back!

Detector dog teams have been available for duty in Auckland Airport since the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened on 19 April, and Biosecurity New Zealand have plans to have dog teams in regional airports shortly. 

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Trans-Tasman Travel on the Cards? Read This.

It’s been a while since most of us have travelled internationally, so if you’re going overseas, don’t forget to clean your shoes and check your bags for fruit or other biosecurity risk items when you return back to New Zealand, or you could be hit with a $400 fine!

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The Impact of Psa Seared Into the Mind

In honour of the 10 year anniversary of the first Psa outbreak, KVH have released a keepsake booklet which captures some of the stories from the early days of Psa, to share the knowledge and lessons learnt, to improves our preparedness for future incursions.

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Bay Conservation Cadets – Tauira Mahi in Full Swing

Bay Conservation Alliance are into their second intake of Tauira Mahi for 2021, training their next 10 cadets on predator control, map and app creation, water quality monitoring, and species ID, in order to grow our region’s capabilities to care for our natural environment.

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Invasive Species Cost World $1.78 Trillion, Report States

That’s the staggering figure of how much invasive species have cost the world, at the absolution minimum, since 1970. Experts say the cost of managing and responding to biosecurity threats is rising rapidly.

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Look Out For Alligator Weed

We need everyone to keep and eye out for alligator weed and let the BOP Regional Council know of any possible sightings of the pest plant. Learn more about what you can do to prevent its spread here.

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