11 June 2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Waikato District, Waikato, New Zealand
Piako Catchment Forum invites you to be part of the Waiharakeke and Friends Wetland Restoration Project. Join us at our community planting day as we restore a wetland and provide habitat for our precious wetland birds. All welcome! Registrations are essential please.
15 June 2022 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Nelson, New Zealand
Community environmental group network event. NZ Landcare Trust
Lunch time break. Zoom 15 June 12:00 to 1:15 pm
Urban and rural, bridging the divide
1. To determine if carbon can be used to fund catchment or community native plantings
2. To better understand what farmers are doing to address climate change
3. To network and hear what each other are doing in the region
There are 3 great speakers and an opportunity to ask questions and share your own thoughts.
Can carbon be used to help fund more biodiversity planting? Examining a small forest case study.
Talk by Sean Weaver, from ekos. Sean was recently a resident in Golden Bay and now resides in Christchurch. He is an expert in environmental financing and indigenous forest carbon markets. He is pioneering market-based models for sustainable land management in NZ and the Pacific Islands. He has consulted around the world. A former Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Geography at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of the South Pacific. He has a PhD in Forestry.
Practical farmer example of a native and production carbon forest. Oliva Hyatt is a member of zero carbon Nelson Tasman, Nelson Tasman Climate forum and the Moutere and Motueka catchment groups. Her family have agriculture, horticulture and forestry interests in the Top of the South. Olivia has a PhD in Geology.
What are farmers doing to mitigate climate change in NZ? Madeline Hall Senior Environmental Policy Analyst Beef lamb NZ. Madeline has a master’s in environmental sociology, she has worked for Hawkes Bay regional council as a Senior catchment advisor and in the Climate policy team at MPI.
Networking session. Zoom break out group discussion to share your project and thoughts on opportunities from talks for your project and feedback what support you need.
1 July 2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Manawatu-Whanganui
The leaders of the Otunui, Whanganui West and Retaruke Catchment Groups have come together with the goal to set up a Whanganui Region Catchment Collective Incorporated Society. This would act as an umbrella organisation supporting the coordination of existing and formation of new groups, admin, bring in resources and expertise, support engaging with hapu and Iwi, water sampling and biodiversity monitoring. And helping to source funding for practical projects on farms. This forum is for anyone interested in learning more about forming a catchment group in the Whanganui Region. Speaker include: Mark Crystal - Rangitikei River Catchment Collective Nick Street - Otunui Catchment group Maria Shanks - B + L NZ Alastair Cole - MPI Extensions team Tania Bramley - NZ Landcare Trust
7 July 2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Christchurch
Invitation only workshop for wetland science community to help shape the future of wetland science in Canterbury. 1. Work collaboratively on a high level roadmap for future investment in wetland science 2. Understand and plan for practical wetland science needs of farmers and landowners Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management have been engaged to prepare a short report which will shed some light on gaps and opportunities specifically in relation to science relevant to Canterbury’s wetland scene. Views from a range of scientists, academics, regulators, farmers and wetland practitioners have been sought and the draft report is being prepared for the Managing Wetlands as Farms Assets project. A draft copy of the Wetland Science Plan will be circulated prior to the workshop.
11 July 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Marlborough
Soil guru Charles Merfield is keynote speaker at an event on Regenerating Vineyard Soils on July 11. Charles, from the BHU Future Farming Centre and Merfield Agronomy Ltd, will discuss how regenerative agriculture principals could be used in viticulture. The interactive field day will also have a session from Lachy Hynd at Soil Matters, talking of keeping soil covered, microbiological ecosystems, biological linkages, humus formation, water holding capacity, nutrient storage capacity and carbon sequestration. Hamish Stace from Kiwi Seed will discuss regenerative permanent vineyard pasture, cover crops under regenerative principles, and how to best sow and establish those crops. Rebecca Lawrence from Soil Matters will talk on soil analysis tools, including visual soil assessment, mineral test interpretation and biological testing. The event, sponsored by New Zealand Landcare Trust, Soil Matters, Kiwi Seed and Hunter’s Wines, will be held at Hunter’s at 603 Rapaura Road from 1.30pm to 4pm on July 11. Register at https://nzlt.infoodle.com/f/Regeneratingsoils by July 7.
15 July 2022 11:45 am - 3:00 pm Canterbury
Ever wanted to propagate your own native seedlings for a project on farm? Come along to find out everything you need to know to get started. You'll learn about everything from seed collection right through to getting your own plants in the ground. Brought to you by NZ Landcare Trust (Managing Wetlands as Farm Assets project) and Wai-Ora Trust
20 July 2022 11:45 am - 3:00 pm Canterbury
EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED - register to be added to waitlist... Ever wanted to propagate your own native seedlings for a project on farm? Come along to find out everything you need to know to get started. You'll learn about everything from seed collection right through to getting your own plants in the ground. Brought to you by NZ Landcare Trust (Managing Wetlands as Farm Assets project) and Wai-Ora Trust
20 July 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Marlborough
Please join us to explore the local proposal to form a catchment group or sub-catchment groups: • What is a catchment group? • Are you interested in being part of one? • What is the process to get started? It will be a fun and informative workshop, and a great chance to share ideas with your neighbours. Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org
20 August 2022 Marlborough, New Zealand
The day will include a variety of activities for those interested in wetland restoration: riparian planting, identification and planning. A few plants will be planted too, so bring a spade and your gumboots. Lunch provided. Please register to WairauValleyCoordinator@gmail.com
6 September 2022 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm National
Drainage ditches are a feature of rural New Zealand which offer opportunities to improve water quality and biodiversity. These landscape features were initially created to remove water from productive lands, but now are seen as one of the key to improving water quality and diversity. REGISTER HERE https://nzlt.infoodle.com/form_process?g=b20e62ed-bc7e-40f2-b7c7-2bf54fd073fe
7 September 2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am National
With the loss of 90% of New Zealand wetlands, many of the species dependent on wetland have population declines. Farm Dams are artificial small lakes and can be enhanced to provide habitat for both aquatic and terrestrial species. This webinar will provide landowners with simple ways to improve their dams to provide habitat for wildlife. Register here https://nzlt.infoodle.com/form_process?g=085f0054-0d66-4447-9340-79bca545d46b
14 September 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Marlborough, New Zealand
Join us as we discuss the current research behind whether native plants under vines are effective weed suppressors. We’ll also be hearing about wine makers Villa Maria’s trials on this topic.
Speakers LinLin Yang from Plant and Food Research and Sarah St George from Villa Maria
22 September 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Northland, New Zealand
September is Bee Aware Month, an education campaign run annually by Apiculture New Zealand.
At NZ Landcare Trust we thought this would be a great opportunity to look at the synergies between planting for bees and planting for environmental and landscape improvement - using native species.
We work to encourage sustainable land and water management and are always looking to partner with our primary industries, such as ApiNZ.
If you are interested in planting for bee forage, streambank restoration, erosion control or boosting farm production here in Northland, this short webinar should get you buzzing with ideas.
22 September 2022 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Waikato
Register for an informative and interesting field day at Ngā Roto/Wai Roto on 22nd September for farmers/landowners and managers working on land around peat lakes. We will be celebrating actions local farmers have taken to protect their soils, improve water quality and biodiversity on farm. Interventions that could be adopted, or are already being adopted will also be discussed. Register here https://nzlt.infoodle.com/form_process?g=3b1f0b50-9599-422d-b648-08cb80752c0d
29 September 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Marlborough, New Zealand
Hear about the benefits of dung beetles on soil structure and water quality. Lunch provided, please register with Wendy at email@example.com Havelock Sports Pavilion
5 October 2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
As part of the National Catchment Forum event, this will be a fun, hands-on interactive day that will model a set of engaging techniques that you can take away and apply with your own groups.
6 October 2022 - 7 October 2022 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
The NZ Landcare Trust is hosting the National Catchments Forum 2021 on 6-7 October, 2022 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. This two-day event will bring together speakers to share their knowledge and experience in catchment management. This is an opportunity to be inspired, connect, discuss the latest innovations, and celebrate the important mahi being done to transition to more sustainable land use. More details here
21 October 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Canterbury
Hear about some practical livestock management practices from farmers managing rolling country, and find out what farmers are doing to minimise their impact on the environment. Hosted by Sam and Annabelle Bray, we'll discuss strategies for success, some flexible management practices and look into sediment traps, wetlands and other tools and discuss how they can help farmers meet their environmental goals. All farmers are welcome to join us for this 2 hour session followed by a light BBQ lunch and wetland planting demonstration (if weather allows) This event is brought to you by Managing Wetlands as Farm Assets, a project led by NZ Landcare Trust, and supported by DeerNZ, B+LNZ, NZ Merino, Overseer and ECan. Others making this day possible include Living Land Consultants, Thomson Plantings, and Hazlett Rural. REGISTER HERE
21 October 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
Dr Norton will provide information on practical actions to protect, and tools to help monitor, biodiversity on your property and how to incorporate biodiversity into your farm plan. REGISTER HERE
1 November 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
2 November 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Waikato
- Learn about the Ecological Corridor project, Taiea te Taia, which aims to link Pirongia and Maungatautari along the Mangapiko and other waterways.
- See what Justin Read is doing at his sheep milk farm - planting, weed control and predator control.
- Get hands on with predator control control, trying out some traps with a chance to buy some discounted traps for possums, rats and mustelids. REGISTER HERE
2 November 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
3 November 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
14 November 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
15 November 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Otago
29 November 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online
Join us for a one-off episode of Īnanga TV, broadcasting live from Takahiwai Stream, on Tuesday 29 November from12:00 to 1:00pm.
Īnanga TV: The one where Nic, Steve & Ari showcase the īnanga spawning habitat created alongside Takahiwai Stream. Concludes with a Q&A session.
Starring Galaxus maculatus (īnanga) and with a supporting cast from Patuharakeke, Whitebait Connection, NZ Landcare Trust & Northland Regional Council.
Please register using this link.
2 February 2023
World Wetlands Day is held on February 2nd annually to celebrate the 1971 adoption of the International Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian City of Ramsar.
Each year there’s a new theme for World Wetlands Day and events are held throughout the country.
More info here https://www.wetlandtrust.org.nz/what-we-do/world-wetlands-day/
12 February 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Learn how to assess the health of your stream.
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org