Mount Eden, Auckland
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Watch a recording of Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, ecologists and others discuss the impact of the past few months and the future of Auckland's nature.

When we were quiet and still, nature spoke up. Were we listening? 

For Conservation Week, we held a livestream event in Auckland on Monday 17 August. Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, ecologists Dr Margaret Stanley and Dr Matt Pine and other conservation commentators discussed changes to nature in the past few months. They also discussed the future of te taiao/nature in Auckland's urban backyard.

A recording of the livestream is available below.

Agenda of the event

Speakers and topics of Nature through new eyes Auckland livestream event, 17 August 2020  
Time Speaker Topic
2:00 pm MC Lyn Mayes
Auckland Conservation Board
Welcome and opening remarks
2:05 pm Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei
Otene Reweti
Opening karakia
2:10 pm Lyn Mayes
Auckland Conservation Board
Auckland Conservation Board: Aspiring to be the human voice representing Auckland’s Natural World
2:20 pm Hon. Eugenie Sage,
Minister of Conservation
Predator Free 2050: New tools and technologies
Jobs for Nature
Regional Alliances
2:40 Gael Ogilvie
Environmental Services
Auckland Council
Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau
3:00 pm Dr Matt Pine, Marine Scientist
Dr Margaret Stanley, Terrestrial Ecologist
What happened in lockdown,
what does it matter,
what happens now?
3:30 pm Lucy Tukua
Kerrin Leoni
Grant Crawford
Ahu Moana/Waiheke Marine Project:
What happens when mana whenua and community collaborate to manage protection and regeneration of the marine environment?
4:00 pm MC Lyn Mayes and
Otene Rewiti, Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei
Closing remarks
Closing karakia


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