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Thursday 11 April 2013

 Landcare Networking Field Day 2013 – 11 April 2013

Waikato Regional Council is organising a “Landcare Networking Field Day”, in conjunction with the Landcare Trust and Pukemokemoke Reserve Trust, at the Pukemokemoke Reserve and Tauhei Marae on Thursday, the 11th April at 9.15 am (with an option of overnight stay in the Marae and looking at the nocturnal activities of certain pests and other planned events). You can still register for this with Bala or Nardene details below

The primary objective of this field day is to enable representatives from each landcare group and other community groups to get together and discuss current issues affecting their areas and to develop an understanding of each group’s programmes and strategies


09.15 am Powhiri – Tauhei Marae, Pukemokemoke, Gannin Ormsby, WRC
09.30 am Cup of Tea / Coffee

10.00 am Networking session, Facilitated by Alan Campbell, WRC

10.50 am Programme presentation Bala Tikkisetty, WRC

 11.00 am Pukemokemoke Reserve Trust

Warwick Silvester & Alan Leadley, Pukemokemoke Reserve

 11.10 am Overview of Pest Management in the Waikato Region John Simmons, Waikato RC

 11.25 am Pest management techniques, monitoring, and site restoration -Simple solutions for Animal Pest Management in Farms and Bush

Dave Byers & Matt Highway, WRC

11.50 am Pest management techniques, monitoring, and site restoration – Simple solutions for Pest Plant Management in Farms and Bush

Wendy Mead, WRC

 12.15 pm Pest management issues in the district – Phil Thomson

 12.30 pm Lunch – networking continues

 1.30 pm In the afternoon, we will climb to the lookout, studying insects and plants along the way. On a good day there is a 360 degree view from the lookout tower of the Waikato, taking in Te Aroha, Maungatautari, Hakarimatas, Hapuakohe hills and the Kaimais.

 See the real issues – visit to the Pukemokemoke bush – focussing on operational pest management issues and planting by the community group – staff from WRC, DOC, Landcare Trust, Waikato Biodiversity Forum and Pukemokemoke Reserve Trust members.

Afternoon tea in the gazebo, where Dr Warwick Silvester will speak about Tane's Tree Trust and farm forestry, and lead a discussion on biodiversity 'on the ground'.

 3.30 pm Discussions and Vote of thanks – Day 1 – Karakia  Andrew Sinclair, Whakaupoku Landcare Group

Night-time activities include glow-worms, bats, etc and in the morning after breakfast, a revisit to the Reserve for whatever people want to complete from the day before (if staying for the night, please bring your sleeping bag)

There will be transport facility, for the people who want to attend the field day, from the Waikato Regional Council (Environment Waikato) offices at 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East to the field day venue and back. The mini-bus will start at 8.30 am. Please let us know if you want to avail this opportunity.

It is requested that each group give this invitation wide circulation and encourage as many members as possible to attend this field day.

Please RSVP by 5 April 2013 to Bala Tikkisetty bala.tikkisetty@waikatoregion.govt.nz or Michelle Kingi michelle.kingi@waikatoregion.govt.nz or phone on 0800 800 401.

For further information, please contact Bala Tikkisetty at WRC on 0800 800 401 Or Nardene Berry, NZ Landcare Trust on 07-859 3725


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