Connecting the Tauranga Moana biosecurity community

Scroll through the stories below to read our latest news.

Celebrating Our Volunteer Heroes

A series of care group events to connect and acknowledge volunteers for their contribution to environmental initiatives around Tauranga Moana have shone a light on some of our unsung heroes and the work they’re doing to bring back local biodiversity from the brink.

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Invasive Weed Salvina Eradicated From Pāpāmoa Waterway

Biosecurity New Zealand is declaring the successful eradication of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia from one Bay of Plenty site after 4 years of work.

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Kaituna Field Days Provide Outdoor Education for Local Students

More than 3,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted as part of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Te Pourepo o Kaituna wetland creation project, thanks to the volunteer support of Western Bay of Plenty school students.

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KVH Survey: Your Opinion Counts

KVH is running a short survey about the ways in which they share information with you, and how often. This is to raise awareness about good biosecurity practices, the benefits these can bring, and the potentially devastating impacts of another incursion on orchards.

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Marine Biosecurity Workshop

NIWA and Biosecurity NZ (MPI) offer a FREE training session to help you recognise marine pests in the region and play a valuable role in marine biosecurity. The session will include both theory and practical hands-on training.

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New Zealand Biosecurity Forum and the 2022 Biosecurity Awards

The biennial Biosecurity Forum is back this year after a four-year break due to Covid-19 and restrictions on gatherings. The New Zealand Biosecurity Forum 2022 will be held in Auckland on Monday 31 October.

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Staffing Change at TMBC

After many years in the role, Diane Berghan will be finishing up as Communications Manager for TMBC.

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Tauranga Moana Well Represented at the NZ Biosecurity Awards!

A huge congratulations to all the TMBC members who made it to the finals in the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. 

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Last Chance to Complete the Great Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Quiz!

If you haven’t already, now is your chance to get clued up on biosecurity threats and go into the draw to win big! 

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Response and Readiness Event – Have you Registered?

TMBC and Biosecurity New Zealand invite you to an experiential event that ‘gets under the hood’ of an incursion response. 

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Biosecurity Excellence Symposium

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s symposium focussing on the theme ‘Biosecurity Reset: working together to strengthen the system’. 

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MPI Response Capability Courses Available to TMBC Members

TMBC members are invited to join in MPI’s Response Capability Courses, preparing participants to confidently enter and participate in a biosecurity response.We have two positions available each month for TMBC members who are keen to get an overview and introduction to the CIMS (Coordinated Incident Management System) framework.  This is a free, two-day course held virtually. 

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