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Contributing to a world-class biosecurity system
Ka whakawhānake tō tātau pūnaha tiaki koiora ki te Ao

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Molecular Technologies

Exploring future pathways for protecting our taonga
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Control, Protect, Cure

This theme will incorporate research from across Ngā Rākau Taketake, with an emphasis on novel tools and approaches. 
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Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts

Developing standardised measures to quantify the impact both kauri dieback and myrtle rust are having on the wider ecosystem.
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Integrated Surveillance

A hapū-centric surveillance framework that focuses on the holistic health of the forest.
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Novel Tools and Strategies

Novel tools, technologies and strategies need to be deployed to eradicate biotic threats.
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Supporting a Predator Free 2050

Novel tools, technologies and strategies need to be deployed to eradicate biotic threats.
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Invertebrates

Novel tools, technologies and strategies need to be deployed to eradicate biotic threats.
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State-of-the-art Surveillance

Automation can improve biosecurity surveillance systems
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He Tangata, He Taiao, He Ōhanga

A values-based biosecurity risk assessment framework for Aotearoa.
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Combating Pathogen Risk Using Genomics

To protect our native and production ecosystems from the invasion of new pathogens, rapid assessments of the potential impact of identified and unidentified pathogens are…
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Stopping Kauri Dieback in its Tracks

Selected native plant extracts may be able to attract and kill the spores of Phytophthora agathidicida – the pathogen causing kauri dieback, according to researchers.
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Mobile Apps to Keep New Zealand Safe

Mobile technologies are being developed to help New Zealanders report suspected biosecurity threats, with the first step being a bilingual app that helps identify myrtle…
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Taking the Sting out of the Common Wasp

Large-scale eradication may be in store for the humble wasp – a species responsible for one of the worst pest problems in Aotearoa.
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Whakawātea Riha Rāwaho

Māori solutions to biosecurity threats may be the key to combating the serious fungal disease myrtle rust.
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High-Tech Solutions To Invasive Mammal Pests

This research team is helping to develop targeted, next-generation, socially acceptable and cost-effective new technologies to achieve landscape-scale freedom from rats, stoats and possums.
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Biosecurity Network Interventions

The spread of pests, weeds and pathogens into Aotearoa is a major cause of the decline of its biological heritage. This includes profitability of agriculture,…
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