Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference: 2019 - Making Waves
Session 1: State of the Gulf
Making Waves – Welcome and opening address
Hauraki Gulf Forum Chairperson John Meeuwsen & Deputy Chairperson Moana Tamaariki-Pohe welcome attendees to the 2019 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference, Auckland.
Making Waves – Conference overview
Alex Rogers, Hauraki Gulf Forum Executive Officer, gives an overview of the 2019 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference.
State of the Gulf
Tom Trnski, Auckland Museum, and Dan Hikuroa, University of Auckland, present diﬀerent ways of thinking about the State of the Hauraki Gulf and our aspirations to restore the health/mauri of the Marine Park.
Capturing our Stories
How do we make protection and restoration of the Gulf front of mind? Nick Sampson, Strategy Director, Principals, starts a collective conversation about our relationship with the Gulf and the stories we tell.
Chris Severne, Chair of Foundation North Grants Committee, outlines the innovative mahi G.I.F.T is supporting in the Hauraki Gulf.
Session 1: Conference Presentations
Session 2: Mahi tahi (working together) toward the two goals
Mahi tahi towards at least 20% protection
Introduction to Group 1, facilitated by Livia Esterhazy, CEO WWF-New Zealand.
What mechanisms can we use to get to at least 20%?
EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart outlines what’s currently protected, what marine protection tools we have, and how we might get to at least 20%.
Seeing the value
Nick Shears from Leigh Marine Laboratory presents their current research and shares insights about how we can protect marine biodiversity.
Looking abroad (marine protection)
WWF – New Zealand, Ocean Programme Manager Lucy Jacob discusses what’s happening globally with marine protection and the benefits being realised.
Mahi tahi towards 1000sqkm of shellfish beds
Facilitated by Carl McGuinness, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy.
Marine Biosecurity Context
The extent of the marine biosecurity challenges facing the Marine Park as context for restoration eﬀorts is presented by Kathy Walls, Biosecurity New Zealand – Tiakitanga Pūtaiao Aotearoa, MPI, Melanie Tupe, Auckland
What has been done
Rebecca Barclay, Revive Our Gulf, talks about their work, other projects they have been involved in, and the challenges of shellfish restoration work.
Looking abroad (shellfish restoration)
Simon Branigan from The Nature Conservancy shares insights into international examples of shellfish restoration projects.
Facilitators feedback from Session 2
Livia Esterhazy, CEO WWF-New Zealand, and Carl McGuinness, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy.
Session 2: Conference Presentations
Session 3: Expert panels
Panel #1: Mahi tahi towards at least 20% protection
Facilitated by Livia Esterhazy, CEO WWF-New Zealand.
Panel #2: Mahi tahi towards 1000sqkm of shellfish beds
Facilitated by Carl McGuinness, The Nature Conservancy.
Panel #3: Youth view
Facilitated by Conference MC Elisabeth Easther
– Waiheke High School students
– Long Bay Primary School students
Session 5: Call to Action
Visiting the moana in Virtual Reality
James Frankham from New Zealand Geographic and Annika Andresen from BLAKE present NZ-VR, and take participants on an underwater journey with the help of state of the art virtual reality.
The Minister of Conservation, Hon Eugenie Sage addresses the 2019 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference.
The Next Generation
Steve and Riley Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers bring the conference to a close with a message from the next generation.