Peter Ingram Award

Nominations close on the 24 June 2011 for the Peter Ingram Award.

Nominations are called in the month prior to the National Education and Training Seminar and awarded at the annual conference. The Peter Ingram Award was provided by his colleagues at Environment Bay of Plenty in 2003.

Peter Ingram was the pest plant coordinator at Environment Bay of Plenty when he died in August, 2001, not long before his 61st birthday.

Pete had been a 50/50 sharemilker and a transport foreman for a Wairarapa dairy company before joining the Tauranga County Council as a trainee Noxious Plants Officer in 1982.

As required, Pete passed his pesticide board exams and Certificate of Proficiency in Noxious Plants Control. He then went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies from Massey University.

Peter Ingram had a passion for learning, shared his knowledge and discussed ideas and theories. He was especially encouraging of his team at Environment Bay of Plenty to further their education, apply for study awards and take advantage of learning opportunities.

Pete was a past president of the Institute of Noxious Plants Officers.

The Peter Ingram Award is given to a member of the Biosecurity Institute who has successfully undertaken or enabled others to achieve, relevant to pest plant education, control or management.

Nominations are called in the month prior to the National Education and Training Seminar and awarded at the annual conference. The Peter Ingram Award was provided by his colleagues at Environment Bay of Plenty in 2003.

Please send your nomination to John Mather, Senior Biosecurity Officer, Bay of Plenty Regional Council This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it copy to Des Pooley This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Richard Mallinson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nominations close on the 24 June 2011. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity team will consult with other senior Biosecurity Institute members in deciding the recipient.

Past recipients of the Peter Ingram Award:

 2004 Margaret Stanley

2005 Wendy Mead

2006 Jon Sullivan

2007 Paul Champion

2008 Lynley Hayes and Carolyn Lewis

2009 David Moverley

2010 John Mather

If you require any further information please phone or email John Mather,

Phone 0800 884 880 or 021 649801