Trust teaches Kiwis that it is easy being green
Landcare and sustainability groups are being encouraged to attend the annual Bay of Plenty Regional Environment Network Hui.
Groups and individuals have the chance to learn from each other during this year’s hui through a range of speakers, breakout sessions and field trips.
Attendees will visit Otanewainuku and Maketu Spit to experience the efforts of local care groups.
The event’s theme is Kaitiakitanga; ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata, when the land is well, the people will be well.
Speakers include Elva Conroy and Dean Flavell from Makahae Marae – Kaitiakitanga in Action and Shaun Ryan from The Cacophony Project - developing open source technology for bird and predator monitoring and control.
This year’s conference also includes a Climate Change and Kaitiakitanga Panel Discussion, a Rongoa Maori quiz and breakout sessions surrounding community conservation and nature education.
The one-day event, organisied by by Envirohub and NZ Landcare Trust, will be held on Saturday August 22 from 9.30am to 2pm at The Orchard in Te Puke.
The event is $10 per person with lunch and morning tea provided. To register for the event, visit the website.