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 Moncreiff – 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 – Emeritus Scientist, Climate Change Commissioner
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 and Capacity Builder for Resource Management
4.40pm – Reminders for Day 2
4:45pm – Close
5.00pm – AGM
6.00pm – Networking drinks 

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 – Panel G&A Session
12.10pm – Poster Session
12.30pm – 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

5.00pm – Day close
7.00pm – Conference Dinner, Awards and Craft beer tasting

Day 3 – Wednesday 19 October

Field trip

8:00am – Depart Wellington City centre

8:45am – Pauatahanui Inlet, Te Awarua o Porirua Catchment – Collaborative approaches for wai ora at a catchment scale: The Whaitua programme | Representatives from Greater Wellington Regional Council, mana whenua and farmers

10:30am – Ohariu Farm events venue – The unique challenges and opportunities working with small properties for good land and water outcomes (workshop) | Facilitated by NZ Landcare Trust and Nelson City Council

11:40 – Lunch | Gastronomically partnering with “Eat My Lunch” to help feed Kiwi kids in need

12:30pm – Huia Farm, Ohariu Valley – Diverse drivers impacting farm and land management on a sheep + beef + wind farm at the city fringe

  • Ridge top view of Huia Farm, the wind farm and the Makara/Ohariu Catchment
  • Meridian’s Mill Creek wind farm and the Forever Forests planting programme | Meridian Energy
  • Conservation, community and reintroducing kiwi | Capital Kiwi

1:45pm – Huia Farm, Ohariu Valley – Tools to deliver (discussion stations)

  • Mixed native / exotic forestry models for carbon and revegetation | Ekos
  • Faecal source tracking for catchment-scale freshwater management | Institute of Environmental Science and Research
  • Poplars and willows for reducing controlling streambank erosion on-farm | Mixed

2:45pm – Conference closure

3:00pm – Field trip ends and buses travel back to Wellington City and Wellington Airport by 4pm


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

Major sponsors

Te Uru Rakau - New Zealand Forest Service
Ministry For The Environment
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

Conference sponsors and supporters

Kauri Park
Element Environmental Limited
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