*Programme to be confirmed and is subject to change.


MC: Stacey Morrison

Day 1 Morning Session

8am: Registrations open
8.45am: Attendees to be seated
Karakia and mihi whakatau
Welcome: Challenge Director Dr Andrea Byrom and Director Māori Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
Opening keynote: Being confirmed
IMPACT 1, Whakamana: Empowering people to protect and restore te taiao (the environment)
Keynote: Kelvin Hastie, community champion
Rapid-fire: BioHeritage research updates
Panel:  Will the ‘predator free’ movement result in an increase in environmental activism?

Day 1 Afternoon Session

IMPACT 1 Whakamana: The role of NGOs and governments in the protection and restoration of our taiao
Keynote: Louise Aitken, CEO Ākina Foundation
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Panel: The pros and cons of philanthropic investment for environmental impact.  MC Kim Hill   
IMPACT 2, Tiaki: Is biosecurity a losing battle in an increasingly connected world?
Keynote: Roger Smith, Head of Biosecurity New Zealand
Rapid-fire: BioHeritage research updates
Panel: The ‘ security’ in biosecurity: what can we learn from other technology, intelligence and surveillance sectors?
Keynote: Being confirmed
5.15pm: NETWORKING DRINKS + PANEL: Indigenous environmental concerns in a shrinking world. Sponsored by Te Tira Whakamātaki





MC: Stacey Morrison

Day 2 Morning Session

8am: Registrations open
8.20am: Attendees to be seated
IMPACT 2, Tiaki: Achieving a predator free New Zealand. Are we dreaming?
Keynote: being confirmed
Rapid-fire: BioHeritage research updates
Panel: Predator Free New Zealand, a dream or reality?
IMPACT 3, Whakahou: Rivers are people too: Aotearoa’s unique approach to ecosystem restoration
Keynote: being confirmed
Rapid-fire: BioHeritage research updates

Day 2 Afternoon Session

IMPACT 3, Whakahou: Restoration trajectory: are we all going in the same direction?
Keynote: Professor Juliet Gerrard, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Rapid-fire: BioHeritage research updates
Panel: NZ’s biodiversity trajectory: shifting the dial from extraction to restoration
Keynote: being confirmed
4.30pm: Symposium concludes