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Senior Biosecurity Officer Pest Plants.
Develop and manage work programmes for pest plants in Southland.
I have worked as a Biosecurity Officer for 18 years now – which sounds like a really, really long time. It has gone very quickly which says to me I must enjoy it.
I love the variety of work I do. I like dealing with all sorts of people of all different ages - students, retired people, community groups, researchers. I help people with their pest plant problems, and work with them to protect and improve our environment.
Sitting at the computer when the sun is shining outside. Also not being able to find an answer to a problem someone needs help with.
Helping the Mid Dome Trust manage wilding pines.
We had an aquatic weed in one pond in Southland. It has taken 10 years of searching and controlling it, but this year there was finally nothing found.
A couple of university degrees in science and conservation.
I like mountain biking, walking and playing squash when I can. My dog likes it when I take her for walks along the beach. I’m trying to learn to surf, but can’t twist my knee at the moment. I help the Otatara Landcare Group with a native plant restoration project, and controlling pest animals in the Otatara area.