WAI Rural Enviro Series

Community Wellbeing


Healthy Ecosystems

Jobs For Nature

WAI Action Groups

We’re excited to bring you this workshop series aimed at providing opportunities for women who want to support their farm business. These are small group workshops to upskill and share knowledge on environmental topics such as native planting, freshwater health, carbon planning and biodiversity.


Current Regulatory Landscape

We’re kicking off on September 16th, 9.30-11.30am with an overview session with Kate Scott, Founder and Executive Director at Landpro. 

Kate will cover the current regulatory landscape, the proposed changes and what it means for you, with plenty of time for questions.

These are small group workshops limited to 10 people, so please sign up for this and other workshops here

16th September 2021
WAI Wānaka, 185 Riverbank Rd


Wao Summit 2021: Food & Fibre Event Showcase

Each fortnight, we’ll showcase a different Food & Fibre event we’re hosting at the Wao Summit. It seems timely this week to talk about the breakfast event ‘Would you like carbon with that?’  An Update on Climate Action in the Primary Sector’, 7-9am Saturday, 30th October

This event will be a facilitated panel discussion with He Waka Eke Noa, Toitu and Silver Fern Farms to discuss the challenges and opportunities around the new climate change policies, voluntary accreditation schemes and consumer behaviour change driving demand for low carbon products.

Wilding Pines Public Information Night

The New Zealand Wilding Conifer Group invite you to this public information night about wilding pines in the Upper Clutha area. We’ll talk about what wilding pines are, their impacts, and what we can do about them.If we don’t act now wilding pines could cover more than 25% of New Zealand within 30 years. Every year wilding pines cost New Zealand millions of dollars in losses to primary production, resources spent on control and environmental costs.

All are welcome! If you’re keen to come or if you have questions, please contact Rowan Sprague at rowan@nzwildingconifergroup.org.

9th September 2021
Wānaka Community Hub
Brownstone St, Wānaka