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: Joe Tahana, Stephanie O’Sullivan, Vicki Morrison-Shaw
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.
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: Martin Workman, James Palmer
3:45 - 5:15pm
Workshops • Co-management and co-governance • Freshwater Commission • Matatā risk reduction strategy – extinguishing existing use rights as part of managed retreat • Ministry for the Environment workshop • Rotorua geothermal system
Please click here to find out more about the conference workshops
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: Simon Upton, Tony Randerson, Margaret Wilson, Sarah Loynes, Mark Tamura, Luke O’Dwyer
Morning tea Kindly sponsored by Bell Gully
RMLA Annual General Meeting
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, James Renwick, Mike Williams
Lunch Kindly sponsored by Brookfields
From 12:30pm (will return by 5.30pm at the latest)
Fieldshops • Biodiversity and plantation forestry • 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 • Geothermal power development and industrial use • Growth • RMA meets Middle Earth - Kindly sponsored by Marshall Day Acoustics • Rural growing pains - Kindly sponsored by BBO • Whakarewarewa
Please click here to find out more about the conference fieldshops
7:00pm - midnight
Conference and Annual RMLA Awards Dinner Venue: Skyline Rotorua