Many groups have already begun the scoping process.
If you would like to register as being a stakeholder that members of a particular scoping group can contact for external input, please email
The schedule of completed and planned first workshops is:
Ngā Rākau Taketake Rapid Implementation Group
- Identify critical areas that need immediate funding within the areas of kauri dieback and myrtle rust.
Early Career Group
- Give our early career scientists, communicators, operational staff, stakeholder agencies etc. a voice within the Challenge and assist in their career development.
Ngā Rākau Taketake Scoping group
- Restore resilience to our ngahere/forest ecosystem and halt the decline of our taonga tree species.
SO5(a): Novel tools and strategies for biosecurity before and at the New Zealand border
- Deploy novel tools, technologies & strategies for control or eradication of biotic threats.
SO2: Environmental stewardship
- Empower New Zealanders to demand and enact environmental stewardship and kaitiakitanga.
SO4: State-of-the-art surveillance
- We have state-of-the-art biosecurity surveillance systems
SO7: Adaptive governance and policy
- Enable people are to build biological heritage resilience with the right policy and governance instruments.
SO6: Ecosystem interdependencies
- Quantify social-ecological linkages for use in managing, protecting and restoring land and water ecosystems.
SO1: BioHeritage scorecard
- Report progress towards our goals using a biological heritage scorecard for Aotearoa
SO5(b): Novel tools and strategies for biosecurity within the NZ environment
- Deploy novel tools, technologies & strategies for control or eradication of biotic threats that have already gotten past border security.
SO3: Predicting current and future threats
- Anticipate both emerging & latent biosecurity risks, and avoid new or recurring invasions