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Alby Marsh – bringing people together to fight myrtle rust


12 March 2021

“There’s a saying in Māoridom,” says Alby Marsh, Māori Relationship Manager at Plant & Food Research (PFR). “Kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka – the kumara doesn’t talk about how sweet it is. The hardest part for me about interviews like this is talking about myself.”

Alby lets his life’s work speak for him – he has held various roles building relationships between iwi and PFR and also between iwi and other organisations, including Crown Research Institutes. He is currently working with researchers and communities to build relationships and solutions that will help in the fight against myrtle rust. 

Read the full story on the New Zealand Biological Heritage website