Kaurilands Summit 2021 REGISTER NOW!

Join this 1-day online summit for a live Q & A kōrero with our researchers
Monday 28th June, 10 am – 4:30 pm

These are testing times for our forests and trees. Kauri dieback is threatening Aotearoa New Zealand’s taonga kauri with extinction, and myrtle rust is endangering many native species as well as plants important to primary industry. New Zealanders have strong emotional and cultural attachments to our ngahere and rākau, and the loss of these taonga is having a major impact on our communities.

More knowledge is urgently needed to empower New Zealanders as well as develop and support future approaches and tools to fight these two pathogens.

Please join our Ngā Rākau Taketake whānau for a live session where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the research that we are doing to protect and restore our iconic kauri and myrtles.

You will get to hear about:
– How Ngā Rākau Taketake came to be and our goals
– Who our researchers are
– What research our teams are doing
– Where we are working and with whom

The day’s programme, at a glance, can be found here:

Check out this important video before the Summit!

Before the Summit you can watch an amazing documentary Te Wao Nui. We know many of you will have seen this already, but for a limited time Summit attendees can watch the Directors Cut, a longer version (11m27s). In Te Wao Nui Tohe Ashby shares his knowledge and approaches to save kauri.
At the Summit we will be screening a series of short videos at the start of each Theme session outlining the research, which will be followed by a Q&A session with our researchers.

These videos will include:

Our seven research Themes:
Mobilising for Action
Risk Assessment and Ecosystem Impacts
Integrated Surveillance
Control, Protect, Cure
Host, Pathogen and Environment
Conservation and Restoration

As well as our new and exciting approach to support research in the ngahere:
– Te Whakahononga

DON’T MISS OUT on this opportunity to join our Ngā Rākau Taketake whānau and ask your questions about our videos and the research that we are doing to protect and restore our iconic kauri and myrtles!

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