Why the Challenge?

Our Land and Water – Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai – National Science Challenge aim is to enhance primary sector production and productivity while maintaining and improving our land and water quality for future generations.

The way we use and manage our land and water will be transformed by: greater value in global markets; innovative resilient land and water use and collaborative capacity. These drivers, along with research to connect them, form the three themes Challenge research will address.

The Māori title is “Toitu te Whenua, Toiora te Wai”. Toitu te Whenua – let the permanence of land remain intact; Toiora te Wai – let water abound. The title is an adaption of the Māori proverb, “toitū te whenua, whatungarongaro te tangata” – land is permanent while people come and go.

Our Land and Water — Key Dates

1 May, 2018

Our Land and Water Latest News Update released

In this issue we give you our update on our strategy, fill you in on what happened at our Symposium and share all the video presentations and we're sharing our latest engagement updates including our latest feature in NZ Geographic.

May 2018 - Newsletter
13 June, 2018

Innovation Marketplace - Next Generation Influencers

We're running an event called the ‘innovation marketplace’. Based in Lincoln, the marketplace will resemble an expo, with lots of ‘stalls’ where people can come and show their innovations. The marketplace is all about creating momentum around good ideas, bringing new thinking to old problems and enabling change on the ground. We envision this to be a space where workshop participants as well as visitors to the event can look at your work and have a chat about your skills, experiences and ideas.
The event will start at 11.30 am on Wednesday 13th June in the Fitzgerald room at Plant and Food Research Lincoln.We will provide tables for you to set up your stall on and there will be some lunch at around 12.30. The event will end around 1:30.

Stay updated with this event
24-25 June, 2018

Ka Hao te Rangatahi symposium - Pūhoro STEM Academy

Ka Hao te Rangatahi brings together invited iwi and Māori organisations to explore investment opportunities in rangatahi STEM futures through:
- The Pūhoro STEM Academy – a skills pipeline to the Māori economy; and
- Āmua Ao – experiential learning events (both international and domestic) designed to inspire rangatahi into pursuing STEM subjects and/or careers.

The Nexus