Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Agenda 2017

8:30 Registration
9.00 Welcome
9:10 Rachelle Binny Biodiversity benefits from pest control
9:30 Patrick Garvey Using predator odour to increase predator captures and detection
9:50 Roger Pech Community participation in large-scale pest management. Becky Niemic’s Cape-to-City research.
10:10 Kevin Collins New practice-based biodiversity assessment tool being developed as part of the NZ Sustainability Dashboard
10:30 Morning  tea
10:50 Grant Morriss NAWAC testing of the SA2 Kat trap
11:10 Daniel White Keeping Kiwi Safe: Using low template DNA to answer big questions
11:30 Stan Bellgard Testing kauri for resistance to Phytophthora agathidicida
11:50 Hester Williams     Undercover Agent – using a Tradescantia biocontrol agent to enhance our knowledge on invasive insect species management
12:10 Lunch
13:00 Bob Brown What’s happening with wasp biocontrol?
13:20 Lynley Hayes and Jenny Dymock   Past and emerging biocontrol successes against weeds in Northland
13:40 Quentin Paynter    New and prospective biocontrol agents for weeds in Northland
14:00 Workshop  / Panel discussion*    Biodiversity and sustainable tourism
15:00 Finish

*This panel will be made up of the following local people with Lynley Hayes acting as moderator:

Jeroen Jongejans Director of NorthlandNZ and tourism operator of Dive Tutukaka located in Whangarei.

Will Ngakuru Founding Director, Te Roroa Centre of Excellence, Hokianga

Ashlee Lawrence Biosecurity Officer, Northland Regional Council | Te Kaunihera A Rohe O Te Taitokerau

Kane McElrea Biosecurity Projects Manager, Northland Regional Council | Te Kaunihera A Rohe O Te Taitokerau Justin Blaikie Regional councillor, Northland Regional Council, Kaikohe Hokianga ward