Tauranga biosecurity partnership becomes Flagship Site
New Zealand’s Biological Heritage has joined the award-winning Port of Tauranga partnership that is committed to biosecurity excellence.
It is the third Flagship Site for the BioHeritage Challenge and Director Andrea Byrom said it aligns with their goal of eliminating threats posed by pests, weeds, and pathogens. The Challenge’s involvement supports research on surveillance and detection of pests at the border and bolsters the Port of Tauranga partnership’s commitment to use science to support innovation and grow biosecurity excellence.
KVH is a lead partner in the initiative and the associated annual Biosecurity Week, which recognises that everyone who works on and around the Port, including the freight sector and transitional facilities, can all play a big part in keeping unwanted pests and pathogens out of New Zealand.
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Image: Port of Tauranga and KVH staff talking biosecurity with Port workers during the 2017 Biosecurity Week.