Parties & Affiliates

  • Ocean Beach hinterland. Image - Richard Brimmer

    Work being done by our 18 Challenge Parties is helping to save Aotearoa New Zealand's unique and precious environment. Image: Richard Brimmer

The BioHeritage Challenge's role is to co-ordinate collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects that focus the research of top scientists from 18 partner organisations – our Challenge Parties.

These Challenge Parties include all of Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities and many of its Crown Research Institutes. Mana whenua, iwi and Māori groups, government and non-government organisations, private citizens and regional councils are also working with the Challenge.

We take an innovation pathway approach to working with Challenge Parties, encompassing all stages of effort from the generation of new ideas to the achievement of impacts. It also allows for a diversity of contributions from a range of individuals and institutions. 

This inclusive approach breaks down barriers between research organisations and individual scientists, generating synergies that are leading to ground-breaking scientific advances. 

BioHeritage Challenge Parties and representatives:

Logo: AgResearch

Logo: Auckland University of Technology

Logo: Cawthron Institute

Logo: Department of Conservation

Logo: ESR

Logo: GNS Science

Logo: Lincoln University

Logo: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Logo: Massey University

Logo: Ministry for Primary Industries

Logo: NIWA

Logo: Plant & Food Research

Logo: Scion Research

Logo: University of Canterbury

Logo: University of Otago

Logo: University of Auckland

Logo: Victoria University

Logo: University of Waikato