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National Sanctuaries of New Zealand workshop: Hamilton 2018

Date:    14-16 August 2018
Venue:  Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton

DAY 1: TUESDAY 14 AUGUST

SCIENCE TALKS

0830 Registration opens
0930 John Innes, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Introduction to workshop.
0945 Amanda Haigh, Department of Conservation. Spotlight on amphibians — challenges and opportunities in native frog research and conservation management.
1015 Rachelle Binny, Manaaki Whenua — Landcare Research. Biodiversity outcomes of sanctuaries.
1100 Dave Towns, Auckland University of Technology. Te Hauturu-o-Toi in retrospect: predictions versus outcomes of controversial invasive species eradications.
1145 Clare Browne, Waikato University — Conservation dogs and invasive fish.

1215 LUNCH

1300 Cate Macinnis-Ng, University of Auckland. Sanctuaries in a changing climate — what are the known unknowns?
1345 Margaret Stanley, University of Auckland. Landscape scale restoration: opportunities and challenges.
1415 Pip Wallace, Waikato University. Spatial protection for wildlife — issues in law and planning.
1445 Kate Richardson, Massey University/Wildland Consultants. Natal dispersal in reintroduced hihi populations.

1515 AFTERNOON TEA

1545 Patrick Walsh, Robyn Kannemeyer, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Kiwi and dogs.
1615 Suman Sran, Massey University. Assessing the sustainability of anticoagulant-based rodent control for wildlife conservation in New Zealand.
1645 Finish.

1800 SONZ 2018 dinner starts

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST

0830 Sanctuaries of NZ Inc AGM
0930 Soap-box session 1 — Sanctuaries discuss their projects — 8 mins per speaker (4 slots).

1005 MORNING TEA

1035 Soap-box session 2 — Sanctuaries discuss their projects — 8 mins per speaker (10 slots).
1200 Field trip to Waiwhakareke and Rotopiko (bus available; takeaway lunch)
1730 Return to Hamilton Gardens.

DAY 3: THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

SONZI-led workshop
Collaboration for conservation: how do community-led sanctuaries work with others for common gain?
[Times may change]
All talks are an approximately even split between presentation by speaker and audience discussion. Bring your burning questions

0830 Introduction. Matt Maitland, Chair, SONZI
0900 Brent Beaven, Department of Conservation. Governmental direction for conservation.

0950 MORNING TEA

1020 Jonathan Streat, Director of Operations, Environment Southland. Role of local government in biodiversity conservation.
1110 Dr Marie Brown, The Catalyst Group and Jessi Morgan, Predator Free NZ. Community conservation funding

1200 LUNCH

1245 Ed Chignell, CEO, Predator Free 2050 Ltd. Progressing the predator free vision.
1330 Dr Kevin Parker, Parker Conservation Ltd; Auckland. Collaboration for species and ecosystem restoration between projects and agencies.
1430 Finish and depart.

The cost of the 3-day workshop (including morning/afternoon tea and lunch each day) is $70. If you want to attend part of the workshop (eg one day), the cost is still $70. HOWEVER FOR CATERING PURPOSES PLEASE INDICATE WHICH DAY(S) YOU WILL BE ATTENDING.

The dinner on Wed 14 Aug is $35 and the transport for the fieldtrip is $20.

Download the registration form here
Send the REGISTRATION FORM AND ACCOMPANYING FEE to YOLANDA ANDERSON, LANDCARE RESEARCH, LINCOLN, at the address on the form.
However, send QUERIES to Corinne Watts, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research