Rural update September 2021
Last week we welcomed our cohort of seasonal field staff to WAI Wānaka. We’re excited to have another amazing bunch of people on the team for the next 8 weeks.
WAI Wānaka Enviro Series
Earlier in the month we had our first Enviro Series event – Regulatory Change with Kate Scott of Landpro. This informal morning session was an excellent overview of current and future regulations across freshwater and greenhouse gases and the timeline for the implementation of these changes. See below for our next event.
Aquatic Health with Ash Rabel
Wednesday October 20th
The second event in our Enviro Series is focusing on Aquatic Health on farms.
Ash Rabel, Science Coordinator at WAI Wānaka, will take this small group workshop aimed at women in agriculture to introduce Aquatic Health Monitoring – why we do it, what it tells us and what we can do ourselves to monitor the health of waterways.
From SHMAK tests to eDNA, Ash will talk through how we can better understand our streams and answer any questions you might have.
You need to register for each event – spaces are limited to 10 people per workshop.
The Wao Summit 2021
26th – 31st October
WAI Wānaka is excited to be part of the Food & Fibre events for this year’s Wao Summit – a six day annual event held in Wānaka. Its aim is to inspire, educate and enable our transition as a community and nation to a healthy, thriving, diverse, carbon zero community.
The Food & Fibre Pass gives you access to all Food & Fibre events below during the week of the Wao Summit 2021.
- Food & Fibre: Vision into Action in the Primary Sector
- Would You Like Carbon With That? An Update on Climate Action in the Primary Sector
- Climate Action: Understanding and Calculating Agricultural Emissions Workshop
- Forestry for Carbon Sequestration: Mitigation for Agricultural Emissions Workshop
- Indigenous Biodiversity Workshop: Monitoring Flora and Fauna on Your Property
Check out the full programme to find out more about each of the events.