Draft programme as of 2 November, subject to change.
4:00 - 5.00pm
Welcome function Venue: Rotorua Energy Events Centre
Register early for the conference and enjoy some local hospitality ahead of the official conference opening on Thursday 22 September
Kindly sponsored by Tompkins Wake
Welcome and conference opening Mayor Steve Chadwick Sally Gepp - President, RMLA
Opening address Hon David Parker - Minister for the Environment
Keynote: Global context of rethinking resources Professor Glenn Albrecht
Morning tea Kindly sponsored by M.E
Panel: The role of local government/iwi/co-governance in rethinking resources
Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango me te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono. There is but one eye of a needle through which the white thread, the black thread and the red thread pass. Hereafter, hold fast to charity/love, the law and faith – Kīngi Pōtatau Te Wherowhero1858
Co-governance as a concept is not new. However, until relatively recently co-governance of resources with tangata whenua was largely the exception rather than the rule. Treaty settlement legislation, greater jurisprudential recognition, and societal changes have all contributed to an increasing number of co-governance arrangements being established. So, what are some current examples? What have been some of the benefits and challenges in establishing/implementing co-governance arrangements? What place does tikanga have in a co-governance arrangement? How do the arrangements work where more than one iwi has a co-governance role? And what are some of the key learnings to date that can assist us moving forward together?
Panelists: Nicki Douglas Stephanie O’Sullivan - Chief Executive, Whakatāne District Council Vicki Morrison-Shaw Joe Tahana
Lunch Kindly sponsored by Brookfields Lawyers
Keynote: Climate change litigation in Australia - a driver for change Natasha Hammond - Barrister, Martin Place Chambers
Kindly sponsored by Boffa Miskell
Panel: Future of geothermal In this session, we will explore applications for New Zealand’s abundant geothermal resources. GNS Science is at the forefront of research and is developing strategies for the future use of geothermal resources. The discussion Geothermal – the next generation research programme, led by GNS Science, will focus on high-temperature resources deep in the Taupō Volcanic Zone above 400ºC. There will be discussion on direct use of geothermal resources under the umbrella of the Geoheat Strategy for Aotearoa NZ 2017–2030 and the extraction of minerals such as lithium and silica from geothermal fluids that is currently under way. New Zealand is well placed to explore new geothermal technologies, and you will get insight into some of what is being considered and what is under way.
Panelists: Penny Doorman - Programme Leader, Geothermal for Bay of Plenty Regional Council Brian Carey - Geothermal Resource Management Specialist, GNS Science Craig Miller - Geologist GNS Science
Panel: Implementing national direction on freshwater 2020 saw the release of new national policy instruments dealing with freshwater. One year on, this session will explore some of the challenges and successes in implementing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and National Environmental Standards for Freshwater and related instruments. Perspectives will be shared from those intimately involved from the Ministry for the Environment and regional councils. Come prepared to engage with the panel as it wrestles with the practicalities of making a real difference to improve freshwater quality in New Zealand.
Panelists: James Palmer - Chief Executive, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, regional council lead for implementation Sarah Ongley - RMA Barrister, freshwater commissioner, RMLA knowledge hub coordinator Sara Clarke - Director Freshwater Implementation at Ministry for the Environment
3:45 - 5:15pm
Workshops • Co-management and co-governance Antoine Coffin - Director, Te Onewa Consultants Julian Williams - Director, Te Huia Natural Resources
• Matatā risk reduction strategy – extinguishing existing use rights as part of managed retreat Andrew Green • Resource management reform Mark Vink
• Rotorua geothermal system Roku Mihinui – Te Arawa Peter Brownbridge – Rotorua Lakes Council Mitch Collins Penny Doorman – Programme Leader, Geothermal for Bay of Plenty Regional Council
• The freshwater planning process Professor Peter Skelton
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5:30 - 7:30pm
Taste of the Bay of Plenty Venue: Te Puia
Keynote: Insights from the Parliamentary Commissioner in light of the changing resource management climate Rt Hon Simon Upton
Panel: Rethinking our resource documents to achieve connectivity Local authorities and stakeholders in the Waikato have been actively involved in developing overarching region-wide initiatives to aid with infrastructure planning, address the housing shortage and develop region-wide goals for the environment – that was even before spatial planning became fashionable! This panel looks at reforms and alternative planning documents that create connectivity throughout a region.
Panelists: Sarah Loynes Tony Randerson Mark Tamura
Morning tea Kindly sponsored by Bell Gully
Panel: Responding to climate change We are all having to consider climate change in our work in some way or another. This session will explore the rapidly evolving national responses to our changing climate and the commitments we have made as a nation to address our impacts. Our expert panel members with up-to-date knowledge and expertise from central government, research institutes and the independent Climate Change Commission will bring their understandings together to address those resource management and spatial allocation issues that are confronting us as we transition into an uncertain climate future. Find out the latest developments in this dynamic area and how it affects our work now and into the future. This session will be relevant to all sectors, so bring your own questions for our panellists to consider and respond to with their latest thinking.
Panelists: Jo Hendy Catherine Iorns Judy Lawrence James Renwick Katherine Wilson Anita Wreford
Lunch Kindly sponsored by Brookfields
Field shops From 12:30pm and will return to the conference venue by 5.30pm at the latest
• Biodiversity and plantation forestry Sarah Beadel - Chief Executive, Principle Ecologist and Botanist, Wildlands Consultants Sally Strang - Environmental Manager, Hancock Forest Management Colin Mauder -Sustainability Manager, Timberlands Limited
• Catch a matter of national importance while you can – trout fishing for beginners Kindly sponsored by B&A
• Discovery and rediscovery: Discovering the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and rediscovering the Pink and White Terraces
• Future of wood Jeremy Warnes - Business Development Manager, Scion and the team from Scion
• Geothermal power development and industrial use Kindly sponsored by Mercury
• RMA meets Middle Earth Kindly sponsored by Marshall Day Acoustics
• Rural growing pains Kindly sponsored by BBO
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