NZ Wilding Conifer Management Group (WCMG)

Annual Workshop and Field Trip

Five Stags, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury.

Wed 25th - Thu 26th Oct. 2017




Day 1. Workshop. Wed 25th October
 9.00 Arrival and coffee
 9.15 Welcome
 9.20 Updates from Wilding Trusts and regional representatives (10-15min)
          (Speakers will be confirmed in the coming weeks)

          - North Island Central
          - Marlborough Sounds Trust and Abel Tasman
          - Southern Marlborough Trust
          - Canterbury
          - Mackenzie Trust
          - WELRA
          - Central Otago Trust
          - WCC
          - Mid Dome Trust

 12.00 Lunch
 13.00 Update on the Wilding Conifer National Strategy and Programme

                    - Overview (MPI)
                    - Mapping and progress reporting (LINZ)
                    - Communications (e.g. website; MPI)
                    - Good Practice Process (MPI)
 14.00 ‘Winning against Wildings’ research programme (MBIE)

                    - Overview (Landcare)
                    - Research progress (control, detection)

 15.00 ‘Wilding control and beyond’ research project (Sustainable Farming Fund)

                    - Research outline
                    - Next steps

 15.30 Other matters

 16.00 Closing

 16.15 – 5.15 pm AGM WCMG

Day 2. Field trip. Thu 26th October

Start 8.30     am

Proposed site visits and activities:

·       Jolie’s and Jacks Pass (Core study sites for research)
·       Clarence and Archeron area
·       Tarndale (Molesworth Station)
·       Training demonstration for “Using the wand against wildings”

Return to Hanmer by 5.00 pm


This is a free event for all stakeholders and interested parties involved in aspects of Wilding Conifer Management in NZ. The event includes catering for the workshop and lunch for the field trip.

If you plan to attend, please email either
Annette (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or
Thomas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
by 30th September to register your attendance. Please also advise of any dietary requirements.

An updated agenda will be emailed to all participants by mid-October.

Please arrange your own accommodation. For example, accommodation can be booked at Hot Springs Motor Lodge (e.g., studio room for NZ$145).


To Hanmer: Participants to arrange their own transport to Hanmer, but we will try to facilitate some shared transport to Hanmer from Christchurch and back.

Field trip: We are planning to co-ordinate shared transport for the field trip as in previous years. Please indicate if you will attend the field trip and if you are have transport (4WD) and seats available.