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…


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…

Adele Fitzpatrick and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt joins Project Crimson Trust’s governance team

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt joins Project Crimson Trust’s governance team Photo: Project Crimson. Adele Fitzpatrick, left, and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, right. *** TTW are excited to announce CEO joins the Project Crimson Trust governance team in 2020. Melanie Mark-Shadbolt is of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atiawa, Mackintosh and Gunn…

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt appointed to the B3 Collaboration Council

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt appointed to B3 Collaboration Council The Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration has appointed two Māori members, Holden Hohaia and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, to its Collaboration Council. B3 Council Chair James Buwalda says the Council is committed to fulfilling its Treaty obligations by having Māori representation at a governance level and acknowledging the essential…

Shaun Neeley

Shaun Neeley joins TTW Ltd as Trustee

Shaun Neeley joins TTW Ltd as Trustee Te Tira Whakamātaki is pleased to announce that Shaun Neeley is joining their social enterprise as Trustee.  Mr Neeley will join Mr Alby Marsh and Ms Kiri Hurunui to the organisation recently granted charitable status. Shaun (Ngāi Tahu) grew up on a dairy farm in the Northland region…


Govt announce $27M in wallaby control

Photo credit: David Mark, Pixabay Govt invests $27M in wallaby control On May 14, 2020, the Government announced a $27 million investment in wallaby control, with a special emphasis on stimulating the economy and getting people back into work post COVID-19. This news came as a surprise for many, including Te Tira Whakamātaki who have…

MycoplasmaBovis Cows

Mycoplasma Bovis approach world-class

NZ’s approach to Mycoplasma Bovis world-class Like Covid-19 it appears as if New Zealand’s plan and approach to eradicating the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis has been world-class. The latest technical data and key measures show the programme may very well be working. It appears as if compensation processes have improved for affected farms, research is…