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Southland 2020

Coastal Treasures of Murihiku Southland

MAIN CONFERENCE

Here is the conference booklet including programme, information and abstracts of speakers and the poster.

Here are some of the presentations:

Main speakers

Greg Bennett, Introduction to CRT

Keryn Roberts (Environment Southland), Coastal Dune Lakes of Southland

Lloyd Esler, History of New River Estuary, Sandy Point and Airport areaLloyd Esler, History of New River Estuary, Sandy Point and Airport area

Renee Johansen, Dune grass root fungi, and, Myrtle Rust

Jim Dahm, The increasing role of coastal restoration (see below under Working with Nature, to be uploaded)

Toheroa video

Ben Knight, Litter Intelligence Programme

Lynne Huggins (DOC), Stewart Island Dune Restoration

Jolie Hazley (DOC), DOC Dune Restoration and Weed Control Programmes in Southern Fiordland

Lyle Mason, Farmer and CRT trustee

Fieldtrip notes by Brian Rance (DOC)

Regional Roundup

Brooke Tucker, Archeology

Graham & Lyn Pearson, Castlecliff Coast Care

Graeme Lyon, Petone Beach Care

Jason Roberts, Christchurch City Council

Tanya Patrick, Thames Coromandel District Council

Cate Ryan, Scholarship recipient 2020

Stacey Hill, Waikato Regional Council

Betsy Young, Te Roopu Whakaoranga O Te Taha Moana Trust

Alicia Lose, Coromandel Outdoor Learning Centre

Laura Shaft, Northland Regional Council

Mike Peters, Mt Chocolate

Here are the photos that Tim Park and Moniqua Nelson-Tunley took. If you have Google Photos you can add to this too.

We are very grateful to Environment Southland (PLATINUM/hosting sponsor) and Invercargill City Council (GOLD sponsor) for making this happen and to Coastlands Plant Nursery, our long term sponsor and sponsor of the conference dinner, and Southland District Council, who sponsored the fieldtrip on day 2.

“Working with Nature”

A FREE coastal management workshop was held the day before the conference at Environment Southland. Here is a PDF of the presentation (to be uploaded). Thanks to Jim Dahm of Eco Nomos, who once again prepared and delivered Working with Nature at no charge to the Trust. This workshop was kindly sponsored by the Department of Conservation.

Excursion to Stewart Island

We had an informal trip to Stewart Island on the weekend following the conference. Thanks to Backcountry Cuisine for donating meals for this trip.