Maire tawake seeds

New paper outlines the challenges of preserving maire tawake seeds

Maire tawake, or swamp maire (Syzygium maire), is being threatened by climate change, habitat loss and myrtle rust. We could use seed banking to protect this plant. However, seed storage isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds.

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Maria Bargh

Maria Bargh appointed to independent electoral law panel

Dr Maria Bargh, co-lead of the BioHeritage Adaptive Governance and Policy programme, has been appointed as deputy chair of an independent panel that will be reviewing electoral law in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Soil

Two students giving us the scoop on kauri soil

Two Auckland University of Technology students have teamed up to give a comprehensive picture of the biotic and abiotic components of kauri soil.

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Timm's trap

Defining ‘eradication’: evolving terminologies in biosecurity spaces

Why might kaimahi working in biosecurity choose to term a project as suppression, control, or elimination instead of eradication? BioHeritage reached out to two of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leaders in biosecurity to turn over some of these stones and examine the nuances in our terminologies.

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Erina Watene-Rawiri

The river of life, each curve more beautiful than the last: BioHeritage welcomes Erina Watene-Rawiri as Pou Pūtaiao

Erina was kind enough to share some of her perspectives with us as she gets started in her new role.

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The 'entrance' to the conference

Crazy & Ambitious 3 brought together leading minds in biosecurity and biodiversity

From May 24 – 27 around 300 people attended Crazy & Ambitious 3. Every day was abundant with expertise, inspiration, and state-of-the-art biosecurity practises.

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May newsletter

A fantastic line-up for Crazy & Ambitious 3 and an anniversary that is no cause for celebration.

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Maevi Fleming

Rangatahi create thoughtful and heartfelt artworks to inspire change

An incredible cohort of rangatahi (young people) have pulled together to create a series of artworks under the banner of ‘The Great Kiwi Poster Competition’, the third organised by the accoladed Ōtepoti artist Bruce Mahalski.

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Will Eason

What do the Queensland fruit fly and the red imported fire ant have in common? A threat to Aotearoa.

Will Eason is researching ways to engage the public in the response to biosecurity incursions, as part of a Master of Strategic Communication at the University of Canterbury.

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Aspen Berry

How our values affect the response to myrtle rust

Aspen Berry (Kāi Tahu) is looking at communication related to the campaign to manage myrtle rust as part of a Masters in Strategic Communication at the University of Canterbury.

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