Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference: 2016 – Do The Right Thing
Session 1: Framing the challenge
Charles will speak on the importance of belonging and connections with natural world environments as the central idea of indigeneity and as a necessary dimension of unlocking the creative potential of mātauranga Māori.
Rick Braddock’s vision spans Motutapu island farm and directorships for private, public and Maori interests. He offers his formula for success.
The Story of our Gulf
Author and Environment Defence Society Policy Director Raewyn Peart’s latest book is The Story of the Gulf. She charts its social and environmental history and the prospects for transformative change.
Youth voice: Lana Poila
Lana Poila, a Cook Island Year 13 student at Tamaki College and leader.
Session 2: Facing the issues
Mixing things up
Che Wilson brings a background in the public and private sector, iwi leadership, and philanthropy to his new role as Tumuaki in the Ministry for the Environment. How does government enable the right things?
Fishing for New Zealand
Barry Torkington chaired the NZ Fisheries Symposium earlier this year with a promise to help develop policies for a better future. How can fisheries management best serve New Zealand Inc?
Andrew Schollum believes more democratic ways of measuring water quality, handling data and creating decisions are needed to turn our waterways around.
Youth voice: Ishie Sham
Ishie Shama, year 12 student from One Tree Hill College, environmental leader and spoken word poet.
Session 3: Finding solutions
The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Gillies explains how shellfish reef restoration is taking off in Australia, sharing lessons learnt and discussing what may be applicable for the Gulf.
Hawke’s Bay trawl fishing couple Karl and Sarah Warr are using Facebook and a home grown “precision fishing technology” to chart new waters.
On behalf of his hapu on Motititi Island, Te Atarangi Sayers is seeking a rahui to protect an unexpected benefit accruing from the Rena disaster – the recovery of species like hapuku around Astrolabe Reef.
Youth voice: Jordan Robertson
Jordan Robertson, year 12, Avondale College, surf lifesaver and environmental leader.
Session 4: Celebrating success
Waiheke fly fishing guide Matt von Sturmer and Oyster Inn chef Anthony McNamara are taking the humble kahawai to sporting and culinary heights.
Sailing with whales
Jochen Zaeschmar runs eco sailing adventures out of the Bay of Islands and is researching the behaviour of a little known seasonal visitor to the Gulf, the false killer whale.
2016 Holdaway Award
This year’s outstanding leadership contribution revealed.