TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium

September 2, 2019

TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium You’re invited to celebrate one year on from the launch of Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital and join our 2019 Biosecurity Excellence Symposium. The theme is ‘This is personal’ highlighting how biosecurity incursions affect all of us – reminding us what’s at stake and why we’re working collectively to protect our region from unwanted pests and diseases. The second half … Read More

New members… Nau mai, haere mai

September 2, 2019

Welcome to our newest TMBC members, Predator Free Bay of Plenty and Biosecurity Research Predator Free BOP is a community led, backyard trapping initiative that aims to bring native birds back to our suburbs and help make NZ predator free by 2050. Biosecurity Research, run by Dr Karyn Froud has expertise in epidemiological research into pest and disease outbreaks, and investigating factors affecting productivity, … Read More

Allied Pickfords making it easy for new arrivals to understand their role in biosecurity

September 2, 2019

Allied Pickfords making it easy for new arrivals to understand their role in biosecurity When TMBC members Allied Pickfords approached Biosecurity New Zealand to produce a flyer alerting new arrivals into New Zealand about the risks of brown marmorated stink bugs, they took it one step further by getting them translated into simplified Chinese and Korean languages. This was to get their clients on … Read More

Measuring biosecurity excellence in port communities

September 2, 2019

Measuring biosecurity excellence in port communities The Port of Tauranga (PoT) is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing port, processing a large volume of goods, from diverse origins. This presents a key risk; these goods may contain biosecurity risks. With over 1,000 workers on the port, and a number of different companies operating, there is dispersed social and geographic responsibility for managing these … Read More

Future challenges tackled at Horticulture Conference 2019

September 2, 2019

Future challenges tackled at Horticulture Conference 2019 More than 600 fruit and vegetable growers and horticulture industry companies attended the Our Food Future Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek last month. “We’re extremely happy with how our conference has gone” said HortNZ Chief Executive, Mike Chapman. “Hundreds of growers have come together and heard what the solutions are likely to be to challenges … Read More