Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community

Scroll through the stories below to read our latest news.

New KVH Chief Executive Announced

We look forward to working closely with Leanne Stewart, the recently appointed Chief Executive for Kiwifruit Vine Health. Read more and get to know Leanne, here.

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B3 Conference 2021

This year’s B3 Conference will be held on 17-18 May and will reinforce the importance of science for an effective border biosecurity system. Find our more and register here.

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Forest Biosecurity Conference 2021

The Forest Owners Association and partners will be holding their joint annual conference this May in Rotorua, with the theme ‘Ka mua, ka muri: Looking back to move forward’. Register here!

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Using Kiwifruit as Stock Feed Safely

The time of year is approaching where there is a surplus of kiwifruit that can be used by farmers as stock feed – read about how to do so safely to prevent the spread of wild kiwifruit.

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What to do With Your Dead Kills?

Predator Free Bay of Plenty set up volunteers with traps to protect our native bird life from pests. If you have traps yourself, or are interested, learn how to properly dispose of dead rats and pests here.

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Children’s Therapy Garden

A new generation of bug hunters is being built through combining education outside the classroom with good old-fashioned gardening, helping reduce anxiety and promote wellbeing. 

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Invasive Stink Bug Found in UK

A brown marmorated stink bug was caught and identified in Kensington back in the summer of 2020. Read about the arrival of the BMSB in the UK and what they’re doing to stop the spread of this invasive pest.

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Watch Out: Brazilian Pepper Tree

Residents of Otūmoetai and Mount Maunganui, please be on the lookout for the Brazilian pepper tree. It’s a toxic plant that is highly invasive and smells like turpentine when crushed – don’t touch without gloves!

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Toxic Blue Sea Slug – Up Close

You may have seen the images of the strange-looking blue sea slugs (Glaucus atlanticus) that were found washing up along the BOP coastline last month. Find out what they’re all about here.

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B3 enhances partnership with Māori

As part of its strategic plan, B3 is enhancing its partnership with Māori in all activities following…

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Whakamarama Pest Trap Library Open Now

November 2020 saw the launch of the Whakamarama Pest Trap Library at the Whakamarama Community Hall, 469 Whakamarama…

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Predator Free BOP: it’s a great time to trap rats!

After a rocky first half of 2020 – Predator Free BOP finished the year with a bang…

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