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
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.
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