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. Tuesday 22 October 9.30am – 3.30pm Tauranga Yacht Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga The theme is ‘This is personal’ highlighting how biosecurity incursions affect all of us – reminding us what’s at stake and … 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

TMBC supports stronger action to protect iconic kauri

July 21, 2019

TMBC supports stronger action to protect iconic kauri Many of our members were closely involved in consultation rounds in late 2018/early 2019 to find ways to ‘accelerate protection for kauri’. These resulted in a proposal to accelerate protection by establishing a National Kauri Dieback Pest Management Plan (NPMP) and new independent management agency to implement this. The independent lead and independent panel … Read More

Join us at the next TMBC Partners Forum

July 21, 2019

Join us at the next TMBC Partners Forum You are invited to join us for the next Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital Partners Forum. These are a series of informal updates and networking opportunities for our biosecurity partners across the region. Date: Tuesday, August 6 Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm Venue: Tauranga Yacht Club Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for … Read More

Sentinel gardens raising biosecurity awareness at schools

July 21, 2019

Sentinel gardens raising biosecurity awareness at schools Under the TMBC umbrella, we have a unique project called the Sentinel Gardens – raising biosecurity awareness at schools and also assisting with surveillance for biosecurity threats. There are currently two gardens in place at St Thomas More and St Marys School, where the students monitor a variety of plants every day for any unwanted … Read More

Biosecurity Act Overhaul – register now to have your say

July 21, 2019

Biosecurity Act overhaul – register now to have your say You’re invited to get involved in the overhaul of the Biosecurity Act 1993, by attending the workshop on Friday 2 August (venue tbc), 9.30am – 4.30pm.  MPI is leading a forward-looking and strategic overhaul of the Biosecurity Act 1993. This overhaul will focus on ensuring the regulatory settings are appropriate and the Act … Read More

An interview with… Waiaria Rameka (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Raukawa)

July 21, 2019

An interview with… Waiaria Rameka (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Raukawa) This month we chat to Waiaria Rameka, Administration Extraordinaire at Manaaki Te Awanui, (Tauranga’s Māori environmental research agency) about giving a voice to Māori knowledge and why it’s important for children to build a strong connection to Taiao (the natural world, environment).   What’s led you to get involved in biosecurity and environmental related kaupapa? … Read More