NZPCN Conference 2017

 

To be held in Hokitika at the Regent Theatre.

You can register for the conference online here - note that members get a 10% discount if they are logged on when registering. Prices will increase by 10% on the 6th of October and workshop spaces are limited so register now to ensure you get your first choice.

The conference timetable is as follows:

14-21 NOVEMBER

NZPCN and John Child Bryophyte Workshop present a combined exhibition dedicated to botanical artwork.

TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Welcome event (5.30pm – 7pm)

Conference welcome and registration at Hokitika’s Regent Theatre.

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Mihi whakatau and welcome (8.30-9am)

Sessions (9am – 5pm)

  • Taxonomic updates (keynote speakers Peter Heenan and Peter de Lange)
  • Distribution and population updates (keynote speaker Geoff Rogers)
  • Plant ecology (keynote speaker Colin Meurk)
  • Student colloquium

NZPCN AGM (5.30-6pm)

NZPCN Charity auction (6-7pm)

Proceeds from the auction will go towards the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship and the NZPCN Threatened Plant Endowment Fund.

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Keynote speakers to be announced

Sessions (9am – 5pm)

  • Conservation tools and successes (keynote speaker Nicola Toki)
  • Community and iwi engagement and successes (keynote speaker Trev Thompson)
  • Weed research (keynote speakers Duane Peltzer and Phil Hancock)
  • Bryophytes and lichens (Keynote speaker Allan Fife)

Conference dinner and the 2017 NZPCN Plant Conservation Awards (6-8.30pm)

The conference dinner will be held at the Woodstock Hotel, just outside of Hokitika. Bus transfers will be provided. During the evening, the recipients of the 2017 NZPCN Annual Plant Conservation Awards will be announced as well as the 2017 David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship.

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Workshops

  • Workshop 1 – The art of nature journaling with Jo Ogier (09:30am - 4.30pm)
  • Workshop 2 – An introduction to bryophyte and lichen identification (09:30am - 12.30pm)
  • Workshop 3 – An introduction to fern identification (1pm - 4.30pm)
  • Workshop 4 – An introduction to Naturewatch (1pm - 4.30pm)
  • Workshop 5 – Ecological monitoring for community groups (09:30am – 12.30pm)
  • Workshop 6 – Using the law for plant protection (09:30am - 12.30pm)
  • Workshop 7 – How to collect seed sustainably (1pm - 4.30pm)
SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER

Field trips

  • Field Trip 1 – Coal measure. North to Denniston Plateau taking in Punakaiki on route. (7am – 5pm).
  • Field Trip 2 – Tropical West Coast. North to the Point Elizabeth track, Pororari and Truman Tracks. (8am – 5pm).
  • Field Trip 3 – Forest and alpine. East to the Otira Valley and the Cockayne Walk. (8am – 5pm).
  • Field Trip 4 – Forest, coast and canopy. South to Mahinapua, Mananui Bush, and Tree Tops walkway. (9am – 5pm).
  • Field Trip 5 – Freshwater and glaciers. South to Okarito Lagoon and Franz Josef Glacier. (8am – 5pm).
SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER

John Child Bryophyte and Lichen Workshop

MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER

John Child Bryophyte and Lichen Workshop

This page last updated on 15 Nov 2017