Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community
Scroll through the stories below to read our latest news.
Congratulations to the winners of the Guardian of the Forest – Creative Challenge. We loved seeing how each artwork entry uniquely expressed the importance of protecting our sacred kauri!
Biosecurity New Zealand has just launched its winter campaign to help raise awareness of a particularly unwanted pest – the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).
Join an important webinar at 11am, 8 June, presented by Dr Gleiber Quinta and Dr Robert Barreto from the Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil where they will discuss chasing the fungal antagonists of the myrtle rust fungus in Brazil.
With several populations found at different locations in the past few months, Better Border Biosecurity (B3) is focusing its expertise and intensifying research activity to support the ongoing response to the incursion of the fall armyworm (FAW).
Entries to the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards will be opening soon. These awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams who are working hard to help ensure NZ is safe from pests and diseases. Have you got what it takes?
Plant producers and biosecurity managers may be interested in attending a free (usually $100) regional workshop being held in Tauranga on July 5 at Classic Flyers. Workshops focus on implementing Plant Pass into nursery productions.
Biosecurity New Zealand conducted a survey of Tauranga Harbour from the 14-18th of February that looks for non-native marine organisms that could impact our environment. No new-to-New Zealand species were detected.
New and rare fish species have been discovered by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council scientists in the Nukuhou catchment. Further eDNA sampling across the Ōhiwa is planned for later this year and will look at 10-20 more sites.
TMBC is running a campaign asking Bay of Plenty kids to create a piece of artwork that captures the importance of our kauri trees and why we need to protect these ancient forest giants.
On Thursday 7 April, fifteen kids from Maungatapu Primary School learned about local biosecurity issues and the techniques being used to combat them, as part of TMBC’s educational programme ‘Tiakina Taiao’.
The annual Port of Tauranga Biosecurity Excellence pest calendar is being refreshed as we speak and is expected to be out in time for the next high-risk season for some of our region’s most unwanted pests.
A community partnership project near Rotorua has taken on the challenge to stop the spread of unwanted wilding pines in its tracks as it is estimated to cover 25% of NZ within 30 years.