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Land use opportunities symposium

Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Grow Rotorua in association with Lake Rotorua Stakeholder Advisory Group, Lake Rotorua Primary Producers Collective, Dairy NZ, Beef + Lamb NZ and Scion hosted the Land Use Opportunities Symposium 2015.

It was a great event and we would like to thank all who attended.

Presentations are available for download in pdf format.


Day 1 - Tuesday 16 June 

Session 1: Context

Lake Rotorua Nitrogen Rules

Advice & Support Service  - John Paterson

Open for Business - Te Taru White

Session 2: Plans, Principles and Potentials

Land & Environment Plans - Erica van Reenen

Principles from the P21 research programme into lower N input dairy systems - Mark Shepherd

The Context And Practice Of Nutrient Mitigation On Rotorua Dairy Farms - Simon Park

Yearling Bulls on Highlands Station - John and Catherine Ford

Session 3: N mitigations - Tools and Experience

Profitable Dairying with Low N Input the Pastoral 21 experience - Chris Glassey 

Pasture species for nitrogen mitigation - Grant Edwards

Nitrogen leaching from cut-and-carry lucerne - Malcolm McLeod

Provision of salt to dairy cows as a potential nitrogen mitigation option - Brendon Welton

Nutrient change decision support tool – MitAgator - Ian Tarbotton

Session 4: Is there an alternative management paradigm?

The Organic Approach - Does it have a place in sensitive catchments - John Vosper

Case Study - Low N input, high production dairying - Peter Berryman

Day 2 - Wednesday 17 June

Session 5: Opportunities for Land Use Change

Mitigation Options & Abatement Curves - Doug Leeder

Lake Rotorua Catchment - Tanira Kingi

Land use change opportunities and the future role of forestry in the Lake Rotorua catchment - Warren Parker

Great Expectations – Responding the challenge of change - Tim Barnard

Land Management & Opportunities in the Lake Rotorua Catchment - Mike Barton

Session 6A: Afforestation Opportunities

Where does forestry fit in your property and how does it balance economic and environmental objectives - Graham.West

Indigenous forestry potential - Greg Stewart

Integrating forestry into the landscape - Juan Monge

Session 6B: Unconventional farming models

Future Farming Vision - Charles Merfield

Caring Dairy - An alternative approach to Dairy Farming - Hugh Jellie

Part One - Introduction to closed loop high performance  Dairy production systems for NZ dairy farms - Harman Hessen

Part Two - Open to air Cowhouse High Tech Dairy with AMS MILK HARVESTING - Harman Heesan

Caprilac® Brand goat milk products - Rupert Soar

Session 7A: Afforestation Opportunities

Forest valuation - Andy Dick

Part One - Gorse case study - Andy Dick

Part Two - Lake Rotorua Gorse Conversion Project

Innovative Products with Forestry - Paul Bennett

Session 7B: Opportunities for Marginal Land

Developing Manuka Plantations - Crete Wana

High Performance Manuka Plantations - John Burke

Manuka Genetics - Andrew Wearmouth

Session 8A: Thinking Outside the Square

Landowner economic, employment and environmental benefits via bioenergy - Brian Cox

Miscanthus New Zealand Ltd - Peter Brown

Proposal to apply biochar into dairy pasture root - Don Graves

Session 8B: Horticulture Opportunities

Opportunities in Horticulture - Jon Manhire

Barriers and Enablers for Land Use Shifts for High-value Horticulture Options - Alistair Mowat

Hazelnut Production - Murray Redpath