Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community
Scroll through the stories below to read our latest news.
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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Biosecurity New Zealand training sessions over the last few month.
Join us for our biggest event of the year – the fourth annual Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Excellence Symposium! Register now to secure your place.
Congratulations to Predator Free Bay of Plenty who passed the 10,000 registered kill mark earlier this month….
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.