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Thank you and farewell Dr Andrea Byrom

Thank you and farewell Dr Andrea Byrom 2020 sees us farewell a stalwart in the science sector including five years as Challenge Director at the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.  Andrea is stepping down to spend more time with her retired partner, as well as focus on her board commitments, including the recently appointed role on the Environmental Protection Authority…

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Congratulations Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt

Congratulations Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt Our newest staff member, Research Assistant Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt, graduated from the University of Canterbury this month with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biological sciences and philosophy.  Here, Marcus is pictured with his whānau at the ceremony.  Already working with our kaumātua and regional leaders, we are looking forward to seeing Marcus’ work…

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust going strong

ALERT: Myrtle Rust going strong TTW Protecting what we value Myrtle Rust hit our shores in 2017 spreading quickly to the predictable areas along the west coast of the North Island and attracting plenty of media attention. Since then there appears to be some radio silence about the disease, however this is not matched by…

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Protecting our taonga this summer

Protecting our taonga this summer TTW Operations Manager was invited to speak with Māni Dunlop on RNZ about protecting our taonga this summer under the global threat of COVID and other pests and diseases. * RNZ reports: With the borders closed and without the usual flock of international tourists, New Zealanders are expected to venture…

Tame Malcolm recognised as Biosecurity Leader

Tame Malcolm recognised as Biosecurity Leader Tame Malcolm’s decades of work was recognised recently as he was honoured with the AsureQuality Emerging Leader Award at the New Zealand Biosecurity awards, held in Wellington. The awards recognise organisations, volunteers, businesses, iwi, hapū, government, and tamariki around the country who are contributing to biosecurity – in our bush, oceans and waterways, and…