Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital

  • Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital

    Jamie Troughton, Dscribe Media Services

Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital (TMBC) was launched in November 2018, with support from the BioHeritage Challenge and many other partners.

TMBC is a broad collaboration between iwi, community groups, industry, agencies, educators and scientists, plus encompasses the Port of Tauranga’s biosecurity partnership that includes the BioHeritage Challenge and B3.

A big goal for BioHeritage is to help strengthen Aotearoa New Zealand’s biosecurity system with end-to-end scientific solutions. Collaboration is central to how BioHeritage will achieve its goals and TMBC is an exemplar for regional collaboration and partnership.

“It makes a lot of sense for us to connect with collectives such as TMBC – to ensure that science plays a central role in biosecurity solutions,” says BioHeritage Director Dr Andrea Byrom.

“TMBC has formed around recognition that it takes a community to successfully tackle biosecurity threats – that we all need to be vigilant and play our part. This approach is also central to our philosophy.”