Remote Diagnostic Facility (RDF)

MPI New Zealand co-ordinates a facility to have potentially hazardous organisms identified remotely by their Plant Health and Environment Laboratory (PHEL).

Countries with access to these facilities include Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

For more information, contact Disna Gunawardana.

Information sources

Enhancement of biosecurity and quarantine facilities in the Pacific. New Zealand MFAT Partnerships in Aid Programme Activity 2010 -2013.

Thompson, Lyons, Kumarasinghe, Peck, Kong, Shattuck, La Salle. 2011. Remote microscopy: a success story in Australian and New Zealand plant biosecurity. Australian Journal of Entomology 50, 1-6 (provided by Disna Gunawardana)