New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

June 19, 2019

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to protecting our country Much of what we do to protect our biodiversity in New Zealand is through biosecurity activity – from trapping rats in backyards to washing and disinfecting footwear when visiting our kauri forests. The Awards acknowledge people and organisations across New Zealand … Read More

TMBC Partner Forum

June 19, 2019

Join us for the next TMBC Partner’s Forum… Tuesday 6 August Date: Tuesday 6 August Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm Venue: Tauranga Yacht Club Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. The Partners Forums are a series of conversations with our biosecurity partners across Tauranga Moana and the wider region. Join us for networking and informal updates, … Read More

TMBC biosecurity response worksop

June 19, 2019

TMBC biosecurity response workshop starts important conversation Around 40 representatives from iwi, science, education, industry, research, council and government came together on Thursday 6 June to learn about how Biosecurity New Zealand manages responses and to discuss what role the Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital (TMBC) network could play in supporting a response. Participants learned from … Read More

Successful four-day marine biosecurity wānanga

June 19, 2019

Sharing indigenous knowledge and experiences on marine biosecurity Successful four-day marine biosecurity wānanga Indigenous people from Canada, Hawaii and Australia met at Hungahungatoroa Marae in Matapihi last month as part of a four-day noho (live-in) to discuss how we can be more prepared for the impending threats to our moana, people and culture. Organised by … Read More

Road testing the PPBS

May 20, 2019

Road testing the Plant Production Biosecurity Scheme Over the past year NZ Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) has worked with plant producers, plant buyers, horticulture and forestry sectors, MPI and other stakeholders to design the Plant Production Biosecurity Scheme (PPBS). The Scheme will assist New Zealand’s nursery sector to improve plant hygiene and traceability practices by helping … Read More

Garden converted to promote biodiversity

May 20, 2019

Tauranga garden converted to promote biodiversity We need your help! Heather Loughlin’s urban woodland garden in Matua has been featured in NZ House & Garden magazine. But after a visit from New Zealand’s ‘Bug Man’ Ruud Kleinplaste, during last year’s Art & Garden Festival, Heather was inspired to undertake a major overhaul of her garden … Read More

Bill Dyck interview

May 20, 2019

An interview with… Bill Dyck, science and technology broker This month we chat to Bill Dyck, a man of many biosecurity-related hats, about his various roles and the key opportunities for protecting Tauranga Moana. You’ve just returned from a trip to Europe, tell us about that? I went up there as part of a team assisting the … Read More

Halting the spread of pest fish in Pāpāmoa

April 29, 2019

Halting the spread of pest fish In the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in the occurrence of some introduced fish species in Bay of Plenty waterways, including the Pāpāmoa storm water system recently. The introduction of exotic fish in New Zealand waterways is an increasing problem that causes substantial harm to our freshwater … Read More

Member news in brief

April 29, 2019

Member news in brief Subscribe, and share! To subscribe members of your organisation, or to share your stories and events within the TMBC network, please email Diane Berghan at TMBC. In short Been overseas recently? Help protect our orchards Samurai Wasp says ‘smell ya later, stink bug’ Biosecurity training piloted Help dig out new wood-boring … Read More

Nau mai, haere mai

April 29, 2019

Welcome! New members Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products We look forward to welcoming their representative Peter Scott (Epidermiology & Disease Management) and Beccy Ganley (Science Group Leader) to our upcoming meetings. SPS Biosecurity is an MPI … Read More