2019 EDS Conference

View the videos and PowerPoint presentations from the pre-conference workshop and conference below. Videos are linked from the presenter's name or panel name.

Pre-conference Workshop: Tuesday 13 August 2019

 

SESSION 1: FRESHWATER REFORMS

Report from Freshwater Leaders’ Group: John Penno, Chair, Freshwater Leaders' Group

NPS/NES: What's coming: Martin Workman, Director Water, Ministry for the Environment

Commentary:
Vaughan Payne, Chief Executive, Waikato Regional Council
Alison Dewes, Head of Environment, Pamu
Chris Allen, Board Member, Spokesperson for Water and Environment, Federated Farmers
Millan Ruka, River Patrol

 

SESSION 2: THE OTHER 3 WATERS

Latest Proposals
Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Local Government, Associate Minister for the Environment, Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing)

Wayne Jack, CEO, Napier City Council

Stephen Selwood, Infrastructure NZ

Commentary: 
Dr Greg Severinsen, Environmental Defence Society (EDS)
Andrew Chin, Auckland Waters Portfolio Manager, Auckland Council 
Kelvin Hill, President, Water New Zealand

Conference Day One: Wednesday 14 August 2019 

OPENING

Mihi Whakatau, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Introduction to conference: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, Environmental Defence Society

 

SESSION 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF LANDSCAPE

Chair: Vicky Robertson, Secretary for the Environment

A bicultural view of New Zealand landscape: Professor Lydia Wevers and Dr Maria Bargh, Victoria University Wellington

International keynote: The fight for beauty, Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and former Director-General of the National Trust, UK (live video) (Powerpoint presentation)

 

SESSION 2: LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES

Chair: Dr Diane Menzies, Director, Landcult Limited 

Our history of landscape change, Professor Eric Pawson, University of Canterbury (Powerpoint presentation)

Landscape change into the future: The impacts of climate change, Dr Janet Stephenson, Director of the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago (Powerpoint presentation)

The Mackenzie Country: A perfect storm? Raewyn Peart, Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society (Powerpoint presentation)

Speaker Panel Discussion

 

SESSION 3: POLITICAL UPDATE

Chair: Kevin Hague, CEO, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Government’s high country policy, Hon Eugenie Sage, Minister for Land Information and Minister of Conservation (Powerpoint presentation)

 

SESSION 4: CURRENT LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Chair: Rachel de Lambert, Partner, Boffa Miskell

New Zealand’s curious ambivalence to landscape protection and attempts to overcome it, Dr Hugh Logan

Current management tools: Do they enable us to protect New Zealand’s landscapes?, Stephen Brown, Landscape Architect (Powerpoint presentation)

Covenanting: Its potential and limits as a landscape protection tool, Mark Christensen, Chair, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust (Powerpoint presentation)

Does landscape management under the RMA protect Māori values? The case of Te Mata Peak, Robert MacDonald Waimārama Marae Māori Committee and Di Lucas, Landscape Architect (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion: Are current landscape management tools fit for purpose? 
Chris Allen, Spokesperson for Water and Environment, Federated Farmers 
Di Lucas, Landscape Architect
James Guild, Chair, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust
Derek Nolan QC, Barrister

 

SESSION 5: NEW APPROACHES TO LANDSCAPE PROTECTION

Session sponsored by Watercare

Chair: Roseline Klein, Head of Water Value (Operations)

Protecting the natural and cultural landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin: A new approach, Dr Kay Booth, Deputy Director-General Partnerships, Department of Conservation, Jo McLean, Chair, Waihao Rūnanga and Suzette van Aswegen, Chief Executive, Mackenzie District Council (Powerpoint presentation)

Designing landscapes for New Zealand’s future, Dr Mick Abbott, Lincoln University(Powerpoint presentation)

Speaker panel discussion 

 

SESSION 6: POLITICAL UPDATE

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, Environmental Defence Society

Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment

Conference Day Two: Thursday 15 August 2019 

SESSION 7: BREAKFAST SESSION: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR OCEAN PROTECTION

Sponsored by WWF-NZ 

Chair: Livia Esterhazy, CEO, WWF-NZ

Exploring seascapes: An underwater tour of Queen Charlotte Sound, Dr Steve Urlich, Lincoln University and Dr Helen Neil, General Manager Operations, NIWA

 

SESSION 8: PROTECTING COASTAL LANDSCAPES

Chair: John Duguid, General Manager, Plans and Places, Auckland Council  

International keynote: Protection of coastal landscapes: Insights from the Australian experience, Professor Bruce Thom, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Sydney (Powerpoint presentation)

 

SESSION 9: TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE

Chair: Gary Taylor, Chief Executive, Environmental Defence Society

The future of East Cape forests, Professor Dame Anne Salmond, University of Auckland (Powerpoint presentation); Graeme Atkins, Ranger, Department of Conservation (Powerpoint presentation) and Natalie Robertson, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology Combined vdeo of above speakers

Forestry and landscape values, Di Lucas, Landscape Architect (Powerpoint presentation)

A billion trees: Progress so far, Julie Collins, Head, Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion with speakers: How can we ensure trees make a positive contribution to landscapes?
William Beetham, President, Wairarapa Federated Farmers
Roger May, Tomorrow's Forests
Andrew Simpson, Balmoral Station; Chair, Mackenzie Basin Wildling Trees Trust

 

SESSION 10: POLITICAL UPDATE

Chair: Greg Severinsen, Senior Policy Researcher, Environmental Defence Society

National’s approach to landscape protection, Hon Scott Simpson, National Party Spokesperson for the Environment and Planning

 

SESSION 11: LANDSCAPE-SCALE MANAGEMENT

Chair: Dr Jan Wright, Chair, Te Manahuna Aoraki

International keynote: Innovative approaches to landscape protection in Europe, Anton Gazenbeek, International Land Conservation Network, Belgium (Powerpoint presentation) (Speech notes)

Protecting natural and cultural landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin: A community perspective, Julia Mackenzie, Chair and Rose Austen-Falloon, General Manager, Mackenzie Country Trust (Powerpoint presentation)

Linking landscape and tourism, Kaye Paardekooper, Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat (Powerpoint presentation)

Panel discussion: How can we apply landscape-scale management throughout New Zealand? 
Dr Kay Booth, Deputy Director-General Partnerships, Department of Conservation
Livia Esterhazy, CEO, WWF-NZ 
Devon McLean, Advisor, NEXT Foundation
Richard Subtil, Omarama Station

 

SESSION 12: THE WAY FORWARD

Chair: Lou Sanson, Director-General of Conservation

Building on the Ngā Whenua Rāhui model, Mike Mohi, Kaitakawaenga and Maui Te Pou, Manu Ahurea , Ngā Whenua Rāhui (Powerpoint presentation)

Stop thinking about food and start thinking about value, Dr David Gawith, Senior Analyst, Castalia Strategic Advisers (Powerpoint presentation)

A Third Way: New Zealand Heritage Areas, Raewyn Peart, Policy Director and Cordelia Woodhouse, Lawyer, Environmental Defence Society (Powerpoint presentation)

Discussion with speaker panel 

 

SESSION 13: PULLING THE THREADS TOGETHER

Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment


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