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Our Land and Water Symposium / Kia Mauri Ora te Whenua

How do we restore the most fundamental treasures of our country – our land and water – while also producing economic value from those same treasures? Be part of the solution at the third annual symposium of the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai).

Be part of the solution at the third annual symposium of the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai).

The Our Land and Water Symposium will feature dynamic panel discussions, live Q&As, inspiring speakers, and quick-fire updates on the science and research being done by Our Land and Water’s partner organisations.

Join an audience of researchers, regional and industry bodies, agribusiness, Māori entities, land owners, food producers, banks, farms consultants and NGOs, and participate in live Q&As with people at the forefront of transforming primary production in Aotearoa.

Programme

The draft programme will be released in July. Topics to be covered include:

  • How can scientists help land owners diversify farming systems to better suit their land?

  • Can we pick Aotearoa’s next billion-dollar food and fibre industries?

  • What’s next for the New Zealand food story?

  • How can individuals transform deeply rooted systems?

  • How do we harness the power of collaboration to build trust and make better decisions?

Keynote speakers

  • David Parker, Minister for the Environment, Trade and Export Growth, Economic Development

  • Lain Jager, chair of the Primary Sector Council

  • Melissa Clark Reynolds, futurist and company director

  • Miriana Stephens, director of Wakatū

  • David Downs, Agritech Taskforce lead

  • Rebecca Smith, director of the New Zealand Story

  • Rod Oram, journalist and event MC

  • further speakers TBC

ORGANISATION

Our Land and Water

VENUE/DATE

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington

12:00am Mon 12 August, 2019 - 11:59pm Tue 13 August, 2019