EDS Conferences

WILD PLACES: EDS National Conference 2016

Image courtesy of Rob Suisted www.naturespic.com

10-11 August 2016

Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

View the videos and PowerPoint presentations from the pre-conference workshop and conference below:

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Collaboration - how to do it

Welcome from Gary Taylor

International developments in collaboration
Rachel Eberhard,
Environmental Consultant, Eberhard Consulting Trust

Rachel Eberhard Q&A

Rachel Eberhard PowerPoint

Panel Q&A Part 1

Panel Q&A Part 2

DAY ONE:WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2016

Conference Opening: Raewyn PeartPolicy Director, Evironmental Defence Society

SESSION ONE: WILD PLACES OVERVIEW

Chair: Vicky Robertson, Secretary for the Environment

Virtual tour of New Zealand’s Wild Places: Rob Suisted, Photographer

Rob Suisted PowerPoint

 International keynote: Securing the future of Wild Places – global innovations, Peter Cochrane, Natural Heritage Director and Consultant, Sydney 

Peter Cochrane PowerPoint

Protection of New Zealand’s Wild Places: A retrospective, Dr Gerry McSweeney, Founder, New Zealand’s Wilderness Lodges

Gerry McSweeney PowerPoint

Panel Discussion

SESSION TWO: VALUE OF WILD PLACES

Chair: Lou Sanson, Director-General, Department of Conservation

Lou Sanson PowerPoint

The value of wild places to business

Who is visiting New Zealand and why, Andrew Fraser, GM Sales & Market Development, Tourism New Zealand 

Andrew Fraser PowerPoint

The value of wild places to Ngāi Tahu, Stephen Lester, Sales & Market Deveopment, Ngāi Tahu Tourism Limited 

Stephen Lester PowerPoint

The value of nature to the national economy, Dr Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Economist, The Treasury 

Girol Karacaoglu PowerPoint

Panel Discussion

SESSION 3: POLITICAL ADDRESS: Minister for the Environment

Keynote: Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment 

Nick Smith PowerPoint

Q&A

SESSION 4: WILD PLACES AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Jane Frances, Deputy Secretary Natural Resource Policy, Ministry for the Environment

International keynote: Alternative models for funding nature conservation, Michael Looker, Director-Regional Strategies, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy

Michael Looker PowerPoint

From coal to nature: The future of the West Coast, Tony Kokshoorn, Mayor, Grey District Council

Tony Kokshoorn PowerPoint

New Zealand’s Silicon Valley?: Innovation and our public conservation lands, Mick Abbott, Associate Professor, School of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University

Mick Abbott PowerPoint

Everyone's wilderness - sustaining our public conservation lands under pressure, Peter Wilson, President, Federated Mountain Clubs

Peter Wilson PowerPoint

Speaker Panel Discussion

SESSION 5: LEADERS DIALOGUE

Creating a new blueprint for hill country farming, Dan Steele, Farmer and Tourist Operator, Blue Duck Station Q&A

Dan Steele PowerPoint

Leaders Panel 

Panel cont'd....

Scott Simpson, National MP for Coromandel; Chairperson, Local Government and Environment Select Committee
Hon David Parker, Environment Spokesperson, Labour Party
Eugenie Sage, Spokesperson for Environment, Primary Industries, Christchurch and Land Information, Green Party
Tracey Martin, Member of Parliament, New Zealand First
George Ngatai, Māori Party

 DAY TWO: THURSDAY 11 AUGUST 2016

SESSION 6: BREAKFAST SESSION: Eco-tourism in the Galapagos Islands

Chair: Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council

Eco-tourism in the Galapagos Islands: innovations and lessons for New Zealand, Julian Fitter, Environmental Consultant; Chair, Friends of Galapagos New Zealand

Julian Fitter PowerPoint

Q&A

SESSION 7: PROTECTED LANDSCAPES (CATEGORY V)

Chair: Rob Enright, Barrister

High Country: The conservation challenge, Dr Susan Walker, Research Programme Leader, Landcare Research 

Susan Walker PowerPoint

New approaches to managing development pressures: the Mackenzie Country Trust, Claire Barlow, Mayor, Mackenzie District Council 

Claire Barlow PowerPoint

Innovation in private land conservation, Mike Jebson, Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Panel discussion

Dr Marie Brown, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmetnal Defence Society
Lesley Immink, Chief Executive, Tourism Export Council
Dr Gerry McSweeney, Founder, New Zealand’s Wilderness Lodges
Mike Neilson, Owner and Operator Lake Ohau Lodge and Snow Fields
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association 

SESSION 8: WILD WATER

Chair: Dame Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor, University of Auckland

Wild Place vignette: Hauraki Gulf, Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society

Protecting wild places- experience from the Pacific in going to scale in ocean conservation, Sue Miller-Taei, Executive Director, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Conservation International 

Sue Miller-Taei PowerPoint

The potential of customary management tools, Nathan Kennedy, Environment Officer, Ngāti Whanaunga

Nathan Kennedy PowerPoint

The potential of Water Conservation Orders: Our ‘wet’ National Parks, Greg Carlyon, Catalyst Group

Greg Carlyon PowerPoint

Speaker panel discussion

SESSION 9: LABOUR PARTY UPDATE: Andrew Little

Chair: Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society

Andrew Little, Leader of the Labour Party

Andrew Little Q&A

SESSION 10: GREEN PARTY UPDATE: James Shaw

Chair: Dr Marie Brown, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Defence Society

James Shaw, Co-Leader, Green Party 

James Shaw Q&A

SESSION 11: FORESIGHT WORKSHOP: Utopia for New Zealand’s Wild Places and how we get there

Facilitator: Kaaren Goodall, Director, Blue Rocket Consulting

Table-based workshopping (including a youth table) and report back

Mindmap

SESSION 12: WILD INITIATIVES

Chair: Madeleine Wright, Solicitor, Environment Defence Society

Te Haerenga: A journey through sacred islands, James Brown, Chair, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki 

James Brown PowerPoint

The future of pest control, Dr Andrea Byrom, Director, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge 

Andrea Byrom Q&A

Andrea Byrom PowerPoint

Wild Mob: An innovative model for conservation management, Dr Derek Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Wild Mob Australia 

Derek Ball Q&A

PULLING THE THREADS TOGETHER

Dr Suzie Greenhalgh, Landcare Research

Last updated at 8:05PM on August 15, 2016