Programme

Day 1 – Monday 17 October

Parliament Buildings, Wellington

8.30am – Registration opens
9.00am – Conference opening
9.30am – Keynote 1: Minister Parker
10.00am – Keynote 2: Future of NZ in a new policy landscape | Liz Moncreif – Director, Resource Management Reform
10.30am – Morning tea break
11.00am – Future innovations in the primary sector | Dr John Roche – Ministry for Primary Industries
11.30am – Working together for the future of freshwater | Dr Tanira Kingi – Kōkiri
12.00pm – Implementation of future regulations – Freshwater planning | Iain Maxwell – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
12:30pm – Freshwater farm plans – Now and the future | Bryan Smith – Ministry for the Environment
1:00pm – Lunch
2.00pm – He Waka Eke Noa – All you need to know and how it will impact the future 
| Kelly Forster – He Waka Eke Noa
2.30pm – What does the future of rural and environmental banking look like? | Blake Holgate – Rabobank
3.00pm – Natural Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry Implementation | Elizabeth Heeg – Ministry for Primary Industries
3:30pm – Break
4.00pm – NZARM Capability Project Update
4.40pm – Reminders for Day 2
4:45pm – Close
5.00pm – Icebreaker, drinks and AGM

Day 2 – Tuesday 18 October

Parliament Buildings, Wellington

9.00am – Young person’s perspective | George Hobson – Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
9.15am – Farmers perspective | Kurt Porta – Palliser Ridge
9.30am – Paper: Freshwater Accounting: Boring or key to unlocking value in Freshwater Farm Planning? | Tom Stephens – Auckland Council
9.40am – Paper: Quantifying the effect of silvopastoralism on reducing landslide erosion and sediment delivery to streams | Raphael Spiekermann – Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
9.50am – Paper: Kānuka as a silvopastoral tree for low producing hill country | Thomas H. Mackay-Smith – Massey University
10.00am – Paper: Erosion & sediment control: how do we assess effectiveness? | Chris Phillips – Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
10.10am – Q&A Session – Panel
10.30am – Break
11.00am – Paper: The Integrated Farm Plan:  A compliance or strategy planning tool? | Estelle Dominati – AgResearch
11.10am – Paper: Forests and Integrated land use | Peter Handford – Groundtruth
11.20am – Paper: Hōteo Sediment Reduction Project GEMS, and the alignment of geomorphology and mātauranga māori | Sarah Nolan – Auckland Council
11.30am – Paper: Kaipara Moana remediation | Duncan Kervell – KMR
11.40am – Paper: Living Water – Applying Solutions at Scale | Sarah Yarrow & Katie Collins – Department of Conservation/Fonterra
11.50am – Paper: Dung Beetles DBI | Shaun Forgie
12.00pm – Q&A Session
12.20pm – Poster Session
12.40am – Lunch
1.30pm – Masterclasses

Delegates rotate through four of the below resource management disciplines:

  • Biodiversity in productive landscapes
  • Catchment management & what makes successful groups
  • Edge of field mitigation to treat runoff water
  • Extension strategies for achieving behaviour-change at scale
  • Greenhouse gas in a productive landscape
  • Nutrient management tools
  • Regen Ag and soil health
  • Right Tree, Right Place, Right Reason
  • Soil conservation techniques

4.30pm – Day closes
7.00pm – Awards Dinner & Craft beer tasting. Banquet hall, Parliament

Day 3 – Wednesday 19 October

Field trip

Visit two catchments near Wellington to discuss the complexities of rural land and water management in a peri-urban environment.

Pauatahanui, Te Awarua o Porirua Catchment

Hear about collaboration for wai ora at a catchment scale through Wellington’s whaitua approach.

Ohariu Valley, Makara Stream Catchment 

Discuss the unique challenges and opportunities when working with small rural properties for good land and water outcomes – a workshop.

Next, explore the diverse drivers impacting farm and land management on a sheep/beef/wind farm at the city fringe.  Electricity generation, planting for carbon, planting for biodiversity, upcoming kiwi releases and more.

Field trip finishes 3pm.

Travel from Ohariu to town / airport.

Arrive at airport at 4pm.

Sponsors

Thank you to all sponsors for the 2021 NZARM conference!  Without you the networking, training, connecting and sharing can’t happen.

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Ministry For The Environment
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Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
DairyNZ

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