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Videos and Workshops

The Trust has successfully applied to the DOC Community Fund and will be producing videos and organise community workshops to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems, demonstrate best practice coastal restoration, monitoring, and long-term management.

March 2021 Update

Project planning has been completed in consultation with the trustees and key members of the Coastal Restoration Trust (CRT).

Subject content for the first 7 videos to be produced in Year 1 is to focus on coastal processes, expected impacts of climate change and providing coastal communities and managing agencies with options for restoring and managing shorelines.

Southlight Studios, with a long history of involvement in Coastcare and the CRT, have been engaged to undertake the production of the videos. Content for videos including restoration programmes, examples of coastal processes and involvement of experts, practitioners, iwi and Coastcare members have been initiated in several regions. These include Wellington, Manawatū, west coast Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay. A brief insight into the footage being compiled for videos can be seen via this link.

The first of the community-based workshops was held in Whanganui in March 2021 in association with the CRT National Coastal Conference. The workshop was led by coastal scientist Jim Dahm with over 60 participants comprising representatives from Coastcare groups, iwi, coastal landowners, councils, Department of Conservation, educational entities, environmental NGOs and consultants.

An update of the project was presented to the CRT National Coastal Conference with the workshop, conference and associated field trips widely reported in regional media.


September 2020

The Trust has successfully applied to the DOC Community Fund and will be producing videos and organise community workshops to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems, demonstrate best practice coastal restoration, monitoring, and long-term management.

One thing we can say about the project already is that Simon Hoyle and Janet Andrews will play major roles in this project. Many of you will have met them at our workshops and/or conferences. Simon is usually the unofficial photographer and shares the photos free of charge. They are also actively involved in the Eastbourne Dune Group.