North Island Bull Terrier Club

About the Committee

NIBTC Committee - 2022/23
Here is a list of our members & their role in the club with a few words about them.

Heidi Holland (Waihi) - President 
My husband Deane and I registered our kennel name ‘Boromir’ in 1986. Since then, we have bred and shown registered pedigree Bull Terriers, and in recent years Miniature Bull Terriers also. You could say they are a bit of a passion!

We joined the club when we got our first bully and got involved with the committee a few years later. I believe that the breed clubs have an obligation to inform and get other Bull Terrier lovers involved in preserving our great breed in a time when platforms such as Trademe and Facebook have seriously undermined the world pedigree dogs. They provide an easily accessible place for anyone with a dog that looks like a Bull Terrier to sell a pup as purebred with no checks in place to verify this fact and no commitment to genetic health testing required.

Pip McVicar (New Plymouth) - Vice President
We live in the Taranaki region. I began showing our first bully in 2005 and recently started breeding bullies under the Bulltanica prefix. The North Island Bull Terrier Club is a fantastic club full of knowledgeable people who are always happy to help. We run fabulous club events. Please come and join us whether you have a bully, want a bully or just love the breed this club has something for every enthusiast.

Angela Whiteman - Secretary/Membership

Linda Flegg (Katikati) - Treasurer
My husband and I are lucky to live in a beautiful harbour side location near the small town of Katikati. Nick and I grew up here and love all that our area has to offer, the beach, the bush and our own little piece of paradise. I spend most of my spare time doing “dog stuff” in one way, shape or form. An ideal day for me is chilling at home with the bullies although with life being exceptionally busy we just don’t get to do enough of it. I fell in love with bullies in 1996, when we became the proud owners of Duffy, Ch Boromir Cyberpunk. We now have both bull terriers and miniatures. Over the years I have been involved in all aspects of club administration and am pleased to be back on committee.

Lisa Gilmer (Hawera) - PointScore Officer
In June 2021 Boromir Luminary Wytch from Vortex aka. Vinca, a Mini BT moved into my home, became my best friend, and quickly started ruling the roost.

I highly recommend joining the NIBTC, for me as a first-time owner of a BTM, it has been a great way of learning about the breed and connecting with fellow BT (big and small) lovers – they are an amazing group of people, who are super supportive and helpful, especially for us newbies to the BT world.   

Kate Ward - Bulletin Editor

Jo Davies
I’ve been a NIBTC member since fostering an adult rehomed Bull Terrier a few years ago. Safe to say Maali became a permanent fixture pretty quick and it was officially a foster fail. Just to mix it up a bit, I also have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Boston) and another adult rehomed Boxer mix (Storm). Oh and a cat.

I’ve been involved in rescue for over ten years and I’m a huge advocate for responsible breeding and helping to educate people about the importance of this. The amount of puppies on Trade Me that have had zero health testing etc, yet are going for pretty much the same price as pedigree puppies is insane. I’m hoping by being on the NIBTC Committee I can help even the tiniest bit to help turn it around so that people start understanding the huge difference.

When I’m not working or volunteering, I’ll be road tripping with the dogs in the RV my partner and I built. We’re also moving to a rural block just north of Auckland soon and there will be room for a fourth dog… any guesses what it might be?

Sharon Birch
I have been a member of the club for many years now. I rehomed a Bully called Simba a few year ago and now have my girl Lucy. I have always loved the breed and look forward to all the learning I can do through the club. I am a relief teacher so now have more time to spend with my dogs and cats. 



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North Island Bull Terrier Club
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