Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community

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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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New rules for boat ramp users a New Zealand first

New rules to stop the spread of aquatic pests across the Bay of Plenty came in to force…

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Novel Way to Protect Aotearoa NZ Borders from Biosecurity Threats

Computer Science and Software Engineering students Aaron Smith, Manoj Paladugu, Joel Ridden and Michael Shannon from the…

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Mature native trees now dying

The first known case of mature tree death due to myrtle rust infection has been observed in…

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The impact of Psa seared into the mind

It arrived like a whisper but fast turned into a scream. Psa was first identified in New…

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Find-A-Pest app continues to develop

Find-A-Pest is an app that provides users with simple options to report potential insect and fungal pests…

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An interview with …. Steve Cotter

This month we chat to new TMBC member, Steve Cotter – CEO of Xerra about why they…

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What a year!

What a year! As the finish line of 2020 draws near, we’d like to say a huge…

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TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium 2020

TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium. Photos: Alan Gibson. TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium 2020 This year’s symposium was our…

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