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28 September 2010
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is running a spring series of free workshops for land managers around the North Island on the impact of erosion – what causes it, how to repair it and how to prevent it.
"Soil loss reduces short and long-term profit and impacts on the economic and environmental sustainability of hill country areas," says MAF Regional Team Leader, John Greer.
"It's really important that people recognise the signs of erosion on their property, know what causes it, and how to protect land from slipping in the future."
The spring workshops are taking place in Te Kuiti, Stratford and Masterton in November and Gisborne in December.
They are being run with the support of the Regional Councils and will feature presenters Garth Eyles and Norm Ngapo, who between them have more than 100 years experience in erosion control.
Numbers are limited so early registration is recommended.
For more information contact Mary Anne Eyles on 06 844 5905 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register contact the regional council staff member listed in the table below:
Each session runs from 9am – 5pm. There will be an afternoon field exercise so come prepared (wet weather gear and walking shoes/boots).
Lunch is provided.