2020 Wilding Pines Conference

Registration for Kaitiakitanga: Wilding Pines Conference 2020 is now open! Please go to our site here to register. Registration closes on 20 November.

This conference is the premier wilding pines event of the year. With the Budget 2020 announcement in May of $100M for wilding pine control, momentum and interest in wilding pines is gathering speed. This conference will address topical issues in wilding pine management, such as how to get a community project off the ground, the fire risk posed by wilding pines, how to assess wilding spread risk of a site, and restoration opportunities following wilding control. Our field trip this year will take us up Tarawera in a rare opportunity to learn about the maunga and its history.

The conference will be held at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Mokoia campus, and it will be from 25-27 November.

In a world where we're moving more and more to digital meetings, this conference is a chance to connect in person and learn from each other. Registration will cost a flat rate of $50 + GST, and the conference dinner will cost $65.

Accommodation Options:

The following accommodation options are available near the conference venue:

Silver Fern Accommodation Rotorua

Contact them directly using the code 'Wilding pines' for a discounted rate.

Apollo Hotel Rotorua

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

 

For more information about the conference programme, here is the draft order of events:

Day 1 – 25 November

8:45

Registration open

9:30

Pōwhiri including Keynote 1 ​– Minister Damien O’Connor (to be confirmed)

11

Morning tea

11:30

Fire and wildings

12:30

 Lunch

1:30

Stream A ​- Understanding Health & Safety Reporting

Stream B - Getting your community project off the ground

2:30

Programme Update

​3:30

Afternoon tea

4

Panel Discussion ​– National Environmental Standards of Plantation Forestry regulations 

5

Close

7

Dinner at Te Puia (pre-dinner drinks at Te Puia starting from 5:30pm

 

Day 2 – 26 November

9

Keynote 2 – Paul Warbrick and Ruawahia 2B Trust

10

Panel Discussion – Iwi-led Wilding Control

11

Morning tea

11:30

Assessing Spread Risk and Monitoring Our Progress

1-2pm

Lunch

​2

Panel Discussion - ​Restoration options post-wilding control

3

Afternoon tea

3:30

NZ Wilding Conifer Group AGM

5

Summary + close


Day 3 – 27 November

Field trip – wrap up around 2/3pm