Partners Forum 2024 

Join us for the first TMBC Partners Forum for 2024


  Waitangi Wood (above)


Cecilia Arienti (above)

We will be join by Waitangi Wood (Ngatirua, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahu,  Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu, Independent)
and Cecilia Arienti (Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research).

They will present to us a hapū-centric surveillance framework that focuses on the holistic health of the forest.They will talk about the Intelligence Platform, a federated data platform that addresses data sovereignty and solution for sharing biosecurity, surveillance programme they have been involved in.

New Zealand’s surveillance system currently focuses on exotic pests and often overlooks ensuring healthy and resilient environments.

The central investment under this Ngā Rākau Taketake theme is the Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance (MMSF).  This investment elevates the status of the environment into the surveillance system.

The Maori Caucus of TMBC will also update us on the Myrtle Rust surveillance and monitoring project they have been working on.  Myrtle rust is a serious plant pathogen that impacts New Zealand taonga native species such as pōhutukawa, mānuka, kānuka, rātā, swamp maire and ramarama. It also impacts exotic plant species such as feijoa and guava and eucalyptus.

Monday 4th
March 2024

 3pm - 5pm

Club Maunganui
45 Kawakawa Street,
Mount Maunganui

Free to attend

It takes all of us to protect our region from pests and diseases.

This hunt is brought to you by Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital Incorporated (TMBC), developing our next generation of biosecurity champions!  

Thank you to all our TMBC funding partners for making this possible.  

Join TMBC to strengthen NZ’s biosecurity team of 4.7 million – that’s all of us!