TMBC Biosecurity Excellence Symposium 2022
Biosecurity Reset: working together to strengthen the system

Tuesday 30th August 2022
Trustpower Baypark
8.30 am – 4.30 pm

Join us for an informative and interactive event for everyone who is passionate about biosecurity and protecting what we love about our region.


We’ll be joined by committed biosecurity doers and thinkers who are sparking action through technology, new ways of working and collaboration across the country which is shaping our future towards biosecurity excellence.


We’ll be hearing from a range of speakers including Stuart Anderson (Deputy Director General, Biosecurity New Zealand), Rob McGowan (Pa Ropata, Rongoā Māori Practitioner) and Dr Melanie Mark-Shadbolt (Co Founder and Trustee, Te Tira Whakamātaki). 


We’ll also be hearing from two keynote speakers:

  • Dr Cath Duthie (Readiness Group Manager, Biosecurity New Zealand): Foot and Mouth Disease – are we ready for Aotearoa’s biggest biosecurity risk?
  • Nicola Toki (CE, Forest & Bird): Advocating for Nature – our unique opportunity for strengthening protection measures for our environment.

It’s a great day to make connections across the biosecurity network and have your say on where to next for TMBC.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

The day includes tea, coffee, and snacks on arrival and a networking lunch. There is no cost to attend. Places are limited for this free event.

Register now by emailing

Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media Services
Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media Services