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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Recent wild weather and king tides have taken a toll on sand dunes throughout the BOP, our natural buffer against coastal flooding and erosion. Rising sea levels and climate change mean this could be a regular occurrence.

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The BOP Regional Council are surveilling a small population of Dama wallabies found near Rocky Cutting Road, Welcome Bay, with the intent to eradicate them as soon as possible. Locals are asked to report any sightings of the invasive pests.

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Taking any kind of plants, animals, fish, or shellfish from these three areas around Motiti Island will be prohibited from 11 August 2021, in order to protect indigenous biodiversity and preserve the cultural values of the area. Learn more here.

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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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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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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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