MAF regional soil erosion workshops

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 To register contact the regional council staff member listed in the table below:

Spring 2010 Series

Date Location Address Contact to register Register before
9 Nov Te Kuiti Community Cultural and Arts Centre
Cnr King and Jennings Street
Su Davie 0800 800 401
3 Nov
12 Nov Stratford TET Stadium
Portia Street
Cheryl Newport 06 765 7127
8 Nov
23 Nov Masterton Gladstone Sports Complex
585 Gladstone Road
Andrew Stewart 06 370 5669
16 Nov
2 Dec Gisborne The Rose Room, Lawson Field Theatre
Fitzherbet St
Kerry Hudson 06 867 2049
25 Nov

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.



Last Updated: 08 November 2010

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