Getting people together2012 Coastal Restoration Trust Conference in Taipa, NorthlandPingao raranga - weaving workshop, Taipa 2012

Each year the Coastal Restoration Trust runs an annual conference to bring together people’s knowledge, experiences, up-to-date research and visions for coastal restoration.

The theme of our 2018 conference is Resilient Coasts, Resilient Communities and it will be based in Petone on 21-23 March 2018. Details will be posted on the Petone conference page as they become available.

The conference is run in collaboration with the local Council, Department of Conservation and Coast Care community. We try to provide opportunities for local groups to benefit from the conference - for example providing catering, supplying venues and activities. There is also plenty of opportunity for local businesses and organisations from around the country to sponsor the event and be involved.

The format includes some lecture style talks, a Taipa Beach Improvement Society hosted the event with Taipa Area School and the Northland Regional Council. ‘regional round-up’ where the floor is open for anyone to give a short “pecha kucha” or poster style presentation on their project, practical workshops (e.g. seed collection, pest control), fieldtrips and plenty of time for discussion.

Delegates each year include research scientists, staff from Councils and the Department of Conservation, iwi representatives, local businesses, Coast Care group members, students and individuals from all around the country with a passion for our coastal environment.