News Roundup - 18 January

18 Jan 2021
Biosecurity champion brings Western science and te ao Māori together to tackle pests
Biosecurity champion Tame Malcolm wants to elevate Māori traditional knowledge in science to help protect the environment from pests.
Embarking on a PhD this year, Malcolm plans to research anecdotal knowledge, gathered by word of mouth to help tackle some of New Zealand's most pressing pest problems.
For example, when different plants are flowering in the bush, Māori will use different lures for trapping pests, he said.

AgRecovery leading work to recover and recycle more than 1 million plastic containers
A rural waste scheme is forecasting record growth as more farmers and growers look to recycle rather than burn and bury their old containers, drums and chemicals.

Tomatoes among crops driving increase in produce prices
The cost of fruit and vegetables rose nearly 9 percent last year, driven by high prices for potatoes, courgettes and tomatoes.

Robust security systems should be a business priority, professor warns
A cybersecurity professor is warning businesses to keep on top of their systems, or face bigger bills to fix the fallout after a cyber-attack.




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