Have your say on better ways to stop marine pests

April 29, 2019

Have your say Have your say on better ways to stop marine pests With support from Biosecurity New Zealand, four regional councils – Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Toi Moana – are exploring whether having hull-fouling rules that are applied consistently across several regions would be a better way forward. Read the discussion … Read More

Biosecurity 2025

April 29, 2019

Biosecurity 2025 Biosecurity 2025: a plan to strengthen our biosecurity system together The Biosecurity 2025 Implementation Plan was launched late last year It brings together the thoughts, ideas, actions, wants and desires of everyone from across the system into a living document that will guide actions over the next 5-7 years. We have considered a … Read More

Almost 200 sites with confirmed myrtle rust

April 29, 2019

Almost 200 sites confirmed There are currently 194 sites (properties) in the Bay of Plenty with confirmed infection of myrtle rust, mostly in the Te Puke and Bethlehem areas. Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family. Plants in this family include the iconic pōhutukawa, mānuka and rātā as … Read More

Auckland fruit fly response

April 29, 2019

Auckland fruit fly response Auckland fruit fly response: what can we learn from it in Tauranga Moana? After several weeks’ of intensive trapping and fruit inspections, we chat to TMBC member Stu Hutchings, Chairman of the New Zealand Fruit Fly Council and Chief Executive of KVH about what worked well during the latest fruit fly … Read More

Kaitiakitanga biosecurity wānanga

April 28, 2019

Kaitiakitanga biosecurity wānanga Planning is underway Planning is underway for our wānanga on kaitiakitanga, focusing on enhancing the cultural competency of our network by developing our understanding of how kaitiakitanga is integrated with the spiritual, cultural and social life of local iwi. This workshop takes a look at how we can support guardianship of our … Read More

TMBC response workshop

April 28, 2019

TMBC response workshop Thursday 6 June, 9.00am – 12.30pm Tauranga Yacht Club, morning tea provided This workshop will focus on how Biosecurity New Zealand responds to biosecurity incursions, the roles and responsibilities as set out in the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS), the reality of a biosecurity response and how the TMBC network can be … Read More

Coastal clean-up

April 28, 2019

Coastal clean-up Divers and commercial salvage teams collect rubbish from inner harbour of Tauranga Moana to be analysed for ‘marine invaders’. On Sunday 10 March, local businesses and the University of Waikato based in Tauranga teamed up to undertake a coastal clean-up ‘Kia Tika Tatahi’ of debris along two heavily visited areas in the inner harbour of Tauranga Moana. … Read More

Register now for the B3 Science Partnership Forum

April 28, 2019

Register now! Interested in plant border biosecurity science? This forum is an opportunity for industry, government and science to come together and look at the relevant research projects underway. Thursday 30 May, 9am – 4.30pm. Tauranga Yacht Club, lunch provided. Spaces are limited, to register for this free event please email diane@tmbiosecurity.co.nz.