Register now! TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium

October 20, 2020

Join us for the third annual Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Excellence Symposium 9.00 – 3.30pmTauranga Yacht Club90 Keith Allen DriveTauranga The theme this year is COVID-19: impact, learnings and new thinking for biosecurity – building our team of 5 million biosecurity champions. We’ll be joined by Penny Nelson, Deputy Director General of Biosecurity New Zealand and Professor Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Minister’s Chief … Read More

Tauranga Moana growing biosecurity champions

October 20, 2020

The Tiakina Taiao programme Teaching children about local biosecurity issues and the techniques being used to combat them is the goal of  ‘Tiakina Taiao’, Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital’s educational programme focussed on growing young biosecurity champions across the region.  Developed by Kia Maia Ellis, the one day programme is being delivered to eight schools across Tauranga, using nature as the classroom to give children the … Read More

An interview with…. Nathan James

October 20, 2020

Ngati Kuku, Ngai te Rangi This month we chat to student Nathan James, about his passion for mātauranga Māori and how that’s informed his studies  and his desire to get involved in biosecurity… Hi Nathan, tell us a bit about yourself?Ko Mauao te Maunga.Ko Tauranga te Moana.Ko Mataatua te Waka.Ko Ngati Kuku te Hapu.Ko Ngai te Rangi te Iwi.He panga tonu tenei ki te hope … Read More

Spot the difference

October 20, 2020

What is missing? Watch and spot the difference What are examples of good on-orchard biosecurity practice? Can you name the basics in under a minute? To make it easy, KVH have released two new quick and simple videos that demonstrate fundamental recommended practices on-orchard when arriving, working, and leaving. The two videos are available on the KVH YouTube channel – the first video shows recommended practices missing, … Read More

New members… Nau mai, haere mai Better Biosecurity Solutions

October 20, 2020

Welcome to our newest TMBC members, Better Biosecurity Solutions We’re delighted to welcome Better Biosecurity Solutions to the TMBC whānau as our newest members. Providing a wide range of biosecurity and pest management services for government, local/ regional council and private organisations, Better Biosecurity Solutions is a great addition to our team of regional champions. Welcome to the network!

New members… nau mai haere mai

August 24, 2020

New members… nau mai haere mai We are pleased to announce two of our newest TMBC members – Bay Conservation Alliance and Deep Dive Division.  Deep Dive Division are a team passionate about marine biosecurity and protecting our harbour from invasive species through the monitoring and surveillance of vessels.   Bay Conservation Alliance’s role is to … Read More

Calling all biosecurity champions: let’s get prepared!

August 24, 2020

We’re encouraging TMBC members to be trained to help protect our region If you haven’t done so already, we’re encouraging TMBC members to join our matrix of interested people who will be trained to help protect our region by supporting Biosecurity New Zealand-led response. It’s not just technical experts, everyone has a role to play … Read More

An interview with… Michelle Elborn

August 24, 2020

(Photo) Michelle Elborn enjoying the outdoors. An interview with… Michelle Elborn This month we chat to the Michelle Elborn, CEO of our newest members Bay Conservation Alliance about their new Cadet Programme, their efforts to grow community conservation and why she fell in love with New Zealand twenty years ago.   How does BCA go about … Read More

TMBC Partners Forum

August 24, 2020

First TMBC Partners Forum a success Thank you to everyone who joined us at the TMBC Partners Forum last month to witness the signing of our Memorandum of Understanding with Biosecurity New Zealand and hear about the government’s communications response to COVID-19 and an update on how our local economy has fared. For those of … Read More

Pea weevil eradication

August 24, 2020

(Photo) Image kindly supplied by Wairarapa Times-Age. Working together achieves pea weevil eradication There was jubilation in the Wairarapa last month at a morning tea to mark the successful eradication of the pea weevil, which threatened the country’s $130 million pea industry when first detected in early 2016. After an almost four-year ban on pea … Read More