Welcome

Nau mai – welcome!

We are delighted to welcome you to our second symposium that promises to provoke, challenge and spark new conversations about the future of science in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Partnering for impact is central to everything we do at the BioHeritage Challenge. The big goals we have for Aotearoa’s environment will only happen through collaboration and partnerships. Come along to hear perspectives from industry, Māori, communities, NGOs, science, and national and local government. This is your opportunity to hear what they have to say, and to pose the burning questions you want answers to.

Hot topics include kauri dieback, whether Predator Free 2050 is a dream or reality, empowering communities to protect the environment, indigenous environmental concerns and the latest in freshwater restoration. View the high-level programme.

National Science Challenges are all about step-change science and this can only happen if we all partner for impact. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ngā mihi nui
Challenge Director Dr Andrea Byrom & Director Māori Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
Symposium Convenors