Ngā mihi o te tau hou! I hope your summer break has been restful and warm. This year is an exciting one for Our Land and Water, with our research teams due to complete their work by June. We're looking forward to bringing you more of their results, papers and reports over the year.
We're also looking forward to kicking off our second phase of research in July.
What better way to begin our second phase than with our 2019 Symposium, August 12—13. Join us to hear about some key outcomes from the first stage of Our Land and Water research, what we're planning for the second stage, and some lively panel discussions.
Further information will be made available via our newsletter in the coming months. Meanwhile, please block out these dates in your calendar:
Our Land and Water Symposium 2019
August 12 – 13
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
This year's Symposium venue, Te Papa, is a significant choice. We have partnered with Te Papa to contribute to Te Taiao | Nature exhibition, opening mid-2019, as part of our public outreach programme. The interactive exhibition segment on freshwater helps visitors to Te Papa make links between water quality and land use.
This partnership contributes to 2 strategic areas in our Capacity for Transition research theme, which aim to grow public understanding of land and water science and kaitiakitanga.
We hope you'll attend our Symposium at Te Papa and take some time to look around the impressive Te Taiao exhibit while you're there.