May 15, 2021

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Conference – Whenua: Sustainable Futures with Maori Land, July 21-23, Rotorua

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Massey University in collaboration with AgResearch and Landcare Researchwill be hosting a nationalconference – Whenua: Sustainable Futures with Maori Land – in Rotorua, NewZealand from July 21 – 23, 2010.

  • To download the Whenua Conference brochure, click here.

The conference will explore a range of issues on Maori land and Maori development with a particular focus on the requirements of Maori land owners, governors, managers and advisors to sustainably utilise their natural resources in an increasingly challenging future.

These challenges include:-

  • increasing central and local government regulation,
  • greater market uncertainty,
  • tighter financial requirements and more extreme climatic change

Maori land businesses are complex and operate within a legislative environment that has seen an exponential growth in owners, large numbers of small blocks of land without structures and increasing demands by owners to increase returns while also meeting social, cultural and environmental expectations.

Over 3 days (and 2 nights) attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of speakers representing Maori, industry, government, academia, research institutions and international indigenous groups.

The conference will have four main plenary sessions, followed by break-out groups with more interactive presentations and workshops. To view the plenary session themes, please click here.

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