Calling all biosecurity champions: let’s get prepared!

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 in a response from coordinating logistics and operations through to assisting in welfare and communications.  

Why should I join?
You’ll be joining a team of passionate locals who are keen to learn about how New Zealand agencies and organisations coordinate, command and control responses of any scale using the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS). This is about being in a position to contribute our local knowledge and skills, to protect what we love about life in the Bay of Plenty. It’s also about recognising our collective commitment and preparedness to deal with any biosecurity challenges that we might face.   

What’s required?
Register now – it’s easy!

  • Complete the questionnaire (5-10 minutes) to register
  • Share the questionnaire with your colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  • You don’t need any specific biosecurity related experience – this is all about building our capability and using all the valuable skills that you already have.

If you’re a member of KiwiNet, you’re welcome to take part in this training as a refresher. KiwiNet will continue to be the first point of call for the kiwifruit industry.