Farmers, growers and all those who care for our land want to help build a resilient, healthy and thriving agri-food and fibre system. Our Land and Water’s vision is a future in which catchments contain diverse mosaic of land uses that improve the health of land, water and people.
The role of Our Land and Water’s research is to connect and work with land stewards, iwi and organisations to design practical new options, incentives and pathways towards this future, and provide confidence that decisions on land-use change and management will lead to improvement in te Taiao. Join us to find out what our future landscapes can look like when scientists, farmers, growers, iwi, eaters and businesses work together to respond pragmatically and effectively to environmental degradation.
- Jenny Webster-Brown, director of Our Land and Water, will share Our Land and Water’s vision, how we will know we are on the path to success, and new research helping us realise this change
- Selai Letica, kairangahau at Our Land and Water, will discuss how the concept of te Taiao can help us all understand – and make – the whole-system transformation required.
- Robyn Dynes, leader of Land Use Opportunities: Whitiwhiti Ora programme (also strategy leader and senior scientist at AgResearch), will introduce this major new research programme aiming to identify a much greater range of suitable land opportunities and a greater diversity of benefits for New Zealand.
- Hirini Tane, Takarangi Research, will explain how the Pā to Plate project aims to contribute toward multi-solving systemic problems, by enabling connections between urban and rural communities
- The Land Use Opportunities: Whitiwhiti Ora programme
- How the Pā to Plate Project is Creating Opportunities for Northland Marae Communities
- Why te Taiao Matters Why Te Taiao Matters and the Supporting Role of Our Research
- Integrating Māori Values with Environmental Solutions
- YouTube link for sharing: youtu.be/_WTw0mAEnps?t=268
The Better Together webinar series
Our Land and Water invites you to four webinars to share research that brings together people, data, business and communities to responsibly care for our land and water.
Webinar 1: The vision
More diverse, resilient, healthy landscapes by 2030
Monday 30 November, 12–1pm
Webinar 2: The challenge
What the data tells us about our water
Monday 7 December, 12–1pm
Webinar 3: The solutions (part 1)
Connecting communities for effective farm plans
Monday 14 December, 12–1pm
Webinar 4: The solutions (part 2)
Bringing people together for diverse land use
Monday 21 December, 12–1pm