NZARM Conference
31 October – 2 November 2023

Christchurch, Canterbury
Rydges Hotel

Registration is Closed

Registration closed Monday 23 October

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Hours of networking

About the conference

On behalf of the New Zealand Association of Resource Management and the 2023 Conference Committee, we  invite you to join us at the NZARM Conference in Ōtautahi, Christchurch on October 31 – 02 November 2023.

 Thriving Wai, Thriving Whenua and Thriving Communities is the title for this conference. It signifies that resource management is in an era of change. At the conference we will be exploring the resources, tools and mindsets that are needed for the future.

 The NZARM Executive and Conference Committee are privileged to host you, and hope that the 2023 NZARM Conference will be one to remember.

 We are currently working hard to finalise and deliver an inspiring programme that we hope will leave you with a new sense of purpose and place in our role for supporting the management of our natural resources.

This website will be updated regularly up until conference. Please register your interest now, to avoid missing out on NZARM’s largest networking event of the year.

 We look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch in October 2023.


Day 1

Diverse day with a mixture of Plenary speakers, posters and masterclass sessions. The themes for day one are Leading Change, Resilience and Adaptation.

Day 2

Farm planning is the theme for this day with insights from the past and also facing into the future with Freshwater Farm Plan implementation. The format of the day is again a mixture of Plenary speakers, posters and masterclass session.

Day 3

Field trips – Packed full of local flavour, working with farmer collectives, biodiversity, land, water, catchment and resource management. A choice of two to choose from, NZARM: Farm Planning Journey or Living Water: One Day Symposium. 

Find out more here

Thank you to all sponsors for the 2023 NZARM conference!  Without you the networking, training, connecting and sharing can’t happen.

Living Water

Major Conference Partner

The Living Water partnership between Fonterra and the Department of Conservation finishes in 2023 after 10 years of working together to enable farming, freshwater and healthy ecosystems to thrive side-by-side.

This innovative partnership worked with mana whenua, farmers, scientists, councils and communities, and completed 70 projects and 44 trials of tools and approaches to restore freshwater habitats and accelerate sustainable dairying in five catchments around Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are excited to be hosting Living Water at NZARM 2023 and bringing you their partnership close out symposium and field trip, which will be an exciting round up of key projects, lessons learnt, outcomes and impact of this partnership. 

Find more out about the field trip here. 

Platinum sponsors

Ministry For The Environment
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

Gold Conference sponsors

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Element Environmental Limited
Te Uru Rakau - New Zealand Forest Service
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