2020 Wilding Pines Conference

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

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

9

Registration

9:30

Pōwhiri 

10:30-11

Morning tea

11

Keynote 1 

12

Keynote 2

12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3

Stream A ​- Understanding Health & Safety Reporting

Stream B - Getting your community project off the ground

3 ​- 3:30

Afternoon tea

​3:30 - 5pm

Panel ​– National Environmental Standards of Plantation Forestry regulations

5

Close

7pm Dinner at Te Puia

 

Day 2 – 26 November

9

National Wilding Conifer Control Programme Update

10

The fire risk of wildings

11-11:30

Morning tea

11:30am – 1pm

Assessing Spread Risk on your site and monitoring progress

1-2pm

Lunch

​2 – 3:30pm

Panel – ​Restoration options after wilding control

3:30-4

Afternoon tea

4-5:15

NZ Wilding Conifer Group AGM

5:15

Summary + close

 

Day 3 – 27 November

Field trip – wrap up around 2/3pm