North Island Bull Terrier Club

About the Committee


 NIBTC Committee - 2017/18 
Here is a list of our members & their role in the club with a few words about them.

Pip McVicar (New Plymouth) 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

Mandy Irwin (Matata) Vice President 

I live in the picturesque seaside village of Matata in the EBOP with my husband, youngest son and four beautiful bull terriers that range from 12 years to 14 months. My love affair with bull terriers began a “long” time ago when I was a child and I fortunately have managed to convert my husband and children into bull terrier stalwarts. Despite full time teaching, I always manage to find quality time for my dogs and my wider bull terrier whanau. I am looking forward to being involved again as a committee member for our club

Cheryl Inskeep (Tauranga) Secretary

Hi I live in sunny Tauranga with my husband, two children and our 3 Bull Terriers. My love of the breed began with a fascination I had with them as a child, there weren’t many around but I always seemed to notice any that were out and about. When my husband and I first got together we decided that one day we wanted a Bully in our lives, so 15 1/2 years ago we got a backyard bred on and the rest, as you say, is history.  Since then the fun, embarrassment and addiction of owning a Bully has been ours. Yep we didn’t stop at one, we then purchased a pedigree bitch who went on to produce her own offspring. We kept one of her daughters and with her began our journey in the show ring. Whether you have a pet or show Bully they are all close to our hearts and bring us lots of laughs, love and enjoyment. As a member of the committee I’m looking forward to fun events planned for members and seeing the club grow and thrive.

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.

Sue McMillan (Taranaki) Animal Welfare/Rescue Officer

I started out with my first dog as soon as I moved out of home at 17. Kim was an SPCA reject Dobermann and a real challenge for a novice dog owner. She taught me a lot. A few years later, after purchasing my own house, I bought a pedigree Dobermann who I showed to a champion. I had always admired bullies from afar, and in 1998 bought a pedigree bully and found that this was the right breed for me. In 2005 I imported two mini bulls, one in partnership with a friend. While I still have one very old and more than slightly decrepit Bull Terrier, my focus is now on breeding and showing mini bulls. Over the years I've held a couple of positions on the club committee. I look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Mark McGrath (Hamilton) Committee Member

Hi folks, my very first memory of a Bull Terrier was a chance sighting about thirty years ago at Mission Bay in Auckland, his nose covered in fluorescent zinc and riding a skate board. Six years ago we were very lucky to welcome our girl Trinity into our home. Our life has never been the same since; full of character and curiosity, Trinity has shown us why we love this breed so much. I couldn't imagine our life with out her in it. I can't wait to see what the next twelve months have in store for NIBTC and looking forward to meeting you all real soon.


Other Committee Members: Laurie Inskeep, Angela Heaslip, Glen Benson, Susan Shelley, Caryle Jackson, Candy Turner.


Heidi Holland (Waihi) Life Member

My husband Deane and I got our first bull terrier in 1986 and have been involved with the breed and club ever since. We’ve seen the club go through many changes in the last 30 years and hope that this year is no exception, with an emphasis on improving activities for our pet owners/members.

Other Life Members: Linda Flegg, Pauline Tyler.



Contact Details

The Secretary
North Island Bull Terrier Club
PO Box 44, Waihi, NEW ZEALAND
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