North Island Bull Terrier Club

About the Committee


 NIBTC Committee - 2021
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.

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.

Angela Whiteman (Auckland) Secretary/Membership
I live in the in the Rural Town of Patumahoe, south of Auckland   My husband and I have always loved BT’s and owned one before we decided to have kids, she was our furbaby – Shelby, I will always remember her, she is the one that got me fixed on BT’s! 

I was invited to join the committee in 2018 and I have been the secretary since 2019.
I began showing in 2018 with my Mini BT Enzo, boy did he like the spotlight. He was the best dog to learn the ropes with and made confirmation showing fun and interesting.

We welcome every type of Bull Terriers and their owners, with out you as members the club would not exists, we always need ideas and our pet families to join into our fun days, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for events happening in your area, if you would like to suggest a walk in your area please send the secretary an email below.


Other Committee Members:  

Rachel McKenzie
I live in Dunedin in the south island with two mini bulls and a bull terrier and I am pleased to be on the committee of the NIBTC after being a member for many years  I have been interested in Bull Terriers ever since reading ‘Grip – A Dogs Story’ when I was about 12 years old but it would be another 10 years before I would get my first bull terrier from Heidi and Deane of Boromir Bull Terriers in 1995.   Mary aka. Boromir Primal Urge was a fantastic introduction to the breed, and we dabbled in confirmation shows and agility together.  I believe it is important for Bull Terriers owners and fans to join and support either (or both) Bull Terrier clubs in NZ where we can share resources, knowledge and a passion for all things Bull Terrier and preserve our breed for many years to come.  I look forward in helping the club in any way I can.  

Lisa Gilmer

I live in Hawera, Taranaki and 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.


 Alvyn Leroy Vallance, Karl Ward, Kate Ward, Zoe Shanly.

Contact Details

The Secretary
North Island Bull Terrier Club
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