National Freshwater Conference

Examining the priorities and critical factors for a sustainable future

17 - 18 Feb 2021Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington
Event Details
  • Conference
  • Super saver price $2399 + GST
  • Super saver ends on 8 Dec
  • Last minute price $2699 + GST
  • 17 - 18 Feb 2021
  • Workshop(s)
  • Super saver price from $699 + GST
  • Super saver ends on 8 Dec
  • Last minute price from $899 + GST
  • 18 Feb 2021
  • Wellington
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separately bookable workshops
Examining policy changes for horticulture and agriculture leaders
19 February 2021 | 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Over the past year there have been significant changes in freshwater policy, from the proposal of the Three Waters Reform Programme, to the NPS-FW 2020, to more clarification around the Government-led water agency, Taumata Arowai, and the amended RMA.  

These two half-day workshops have been specifically designed for local government and the agricultural sector respectively, and will allow them to gain the much-needed guidance to implement these changes and effectively manage their freshwater obligations under the new policies and regulatory standards. 

 

  • Acknowledging the social expectations and legal requirements of horticulture and agriculture
  • Reviewing specific aspects of the new regulations, such as intensive winter grazing and exclusion of stock from waterways
  • Gain pragmatic solutions to effectively adapt - mitigating the challenges and building on the opportunities
  • Strategically harnessing the opportunities of rural land to equally improve and promote healthy waterways whilst driving commercial success
  • Examine constructive frameworks for increased collaboration with other stakeholders

Helen Atkins

Director

Atkins Holm Majurey

Helen has over 25 years’ experience acting in the areas of environmental, public law and local government law. She regularly advises the public and private sectors on a variety of matters relevant to resource management, environmental and local government law and practice. Particular work areas are local government, resource management, hazardous substances and new organisms, freshwater management, three-waters (water supply, wastewater and stormwater).

Local Government: Successfully delivering national freshwater policies
19 February 2021 | 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Over the past year there have been significant changes in freshwater policy, from the proposal of the Three Waters Reform Programme, to the NPS-FW 2020, to more clarification around the Government-led water agency, Taumata Arowai, and the amended RMA.  

These two half-day workshops have been specifically designed for local government and the agricultural sector respectively, and will allow them to gain the much-needed guidance to implement these changes and effectively manage their freshwater obligations under the new policies and regulatory standards. 

  • An in-depth explanation of the updated NPS-FW, NES-Freshwater, the Three Waters Reform and the amended RMA
  • Analysing the current changes and anticipating the future changes (including potential further reform/repeal of the RMA) for urban and rural local authorities- what are the implications and obligations?
  • Recognising how local authorities are responding
  • Examining tools and processes for effective implementation
  • Enhancing resources and local capabilities for long-term successful management

Rachel Boyte

Legal Counsel

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rachel Boyte is Legal Counsel at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and specialises in resource management. Prior to joining the Council Rachel was an Associate in the Litigation and Local Government Team at Cooney Lees Morgan, Tauranga. Rachel has a particular interest in water law and policy, having commenced her career at a renewable energy company with a number of hydroelectric power assets throughout the country. She has advised councils and private clients on a range of projects and planning processes relating to freshwater, including wastewater treatment plants, hydro schemes, discharges to water, and water allocation and quality planning processes. She has regularly provided advice on the various iterations of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and is continuing to do so in her role at the Regional Council, where she is also involved in the implementation of the NPS and NES-FM 2020.

Rachael Zame

Senior Associate

Cooney Lees Morgan

Rachael Zame is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Local Government Team at Cooney Lees Morgan, Tauranga. She specialises in resource management, environmental law and local government. Rachael advises local authorities and private clients in relation to a wide range of matters including planning, consenting, regulatory and environmental issues. She has a particular interest in Three Waters, having advised council clients in relation to a number of wastewater treatment schemes. She regularly advises council clients in relation to statutory planning documents, and has recently been involved in Plan Change 10 relating to nutrient management of Lake Rotorua. Her clients include regional councils and territorial authorities, iwi trusts and private clients.

  • Local/Central Government, NFP and Maori Trusts Pricing
  • Super saver price $1799 + GST
  • Super saver ends on 8 Dec
  • Last minute price $2099 + GST
  • 17 - 18 Feb 2021
  • Workshop(s)
  • Super saver price from $699 + GST
  • Super saver ends on 8 Dec
  • Last minute price from $899 + GST
  • 18 Feb 2021
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