Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar Past Event Tue 13 Sep 2016, 9am - 4.30pmTickets $30, Auditorium, Level 2 The Hauraki Gulf Forum's seventh annual seminar is back on 13 September 2016. Navigate our Gulf with inspiring thinkers, doers, innovators and kaitiaki. Book Now This year's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar explores doing 'the right thing' for our oceans. Do the right thing The 2016 Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar asks what it takes to Do The Right Thing. Can our primary industries reinvent themselves and their relationship with ecosystems? What is people-power unleashing around our islands, reefs and harbours? How can 600 years of indigenous knowledge and culture inform the way? Are fly fishing for kahawai and sailing with whales signs of the times? And where might the government fit in all of this? Speakers Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal on belonging Island farmer Rick Braddock's big vision Raewyn Peart's story of ecological change MfE's Che Wilson on facing issues Barry Torkington's fisheries challenge Andrew Schollum on cleaning harbours Chris Gillies on restoring Australia's reefs Karl Warr reinvents his fishing operation TA Sayers seeks redemption from Rena Matt von Sturmer celebrates the kahawai Jochen Zaeschmar sails with whales Booking information $30 + booking fee (catered lunch and teas provided) Bookings recommended. Door sales subject to availability. Book at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048 or secure your spot online. Early booking is recommended as this seminar sells out. Catered lunch provided. Book Now A booking fee of $3 applies to each offsite transaction. Join the discussion Discuss the seminar live at the Museum or from where ever you are. Post your comments and questions using the #HaurakiGulfHorizon hashtag. Programme Session One, 9am Framing the challenge Chair: Moana Tamaariki-Pohe, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Hauraki Gulf Forum member Belonging Te Papa Director Dr Charles Royal’s whānau has maintained ownership and control of their ancestral land near Waimangō Point since pre-European times. Charles will speak on the importance of belonging and connections with natural world environments as the central idea of indigeneity and as a necessary dimension of unlocking the creative potential of mātauranga Māori. Big hearted Rick Braddock’s vision spans Motutapu island farm and directorships for private, public and Māori interests. He offers his formula for success. The Story of our Gulf Author and Environment Defence Society Policy Director Raewyn Peart’s latest book is The Story of the Gulf. She charts its social and environmental history and the prospects for transformative change. Youth voice Lana Poila, a Cook Island year 13 student at Tamaki College and leader. Session Two, 11.15 am Facing the issues Chair: Dame Anne Salmond, Historian, Author, Te Awaroa Trustee and former New Zealander of the Year Mixing things up Che Wilson brings a background in the public and private sector, iwi leadership, and philanthropy to his new role as Tumuaki in the Ministry for the Environment. How does government enable the right things? Fishing for New Zealand Barry Torkington chaired the NZ Fisheries Symposium earlier this year with a promise to help develop policies for a better future. How can fisheries management best serve New Zealand Inc? People power Andrew Schollum believes more democratic ways of measuring water quality, handling data and creating decisions are needed to turn our waterways around. Youth voice Ishie Shama, year 12 student from One Tree Hill College, environmental leader and spoken word poet. Session Three, 1.40 pm Finding solutions Chair: Kerry Howe, Pacific historian, author of To the Islands: Exploring, remembering, imagining the Hauraki Gulf. Shellfish power The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Gillies explains how shellfish reef restoration is taking off in Australia, sharing lessons learnt and discussing what may be applicable for the Gulf. Better fishing Hawke’s Bay trawl fishing couple Karl and Sarah Warr are using Facebook and a home grown "precision fishing technology" to chart new waters. Silver lining On behalf of his hapū on Motiti Island, Te Atarangi Sayers is seeking a rāhui to protect an unexpected benefit accruing from the Rena disaster - the recovery of species like hapuku around Astrolabe Reef. Youth voice Jordan Robertson, year 12, Avondale College, surf lifesaver and environmental leader. Session Four, 3.35 pm Celebrating success Chair: Tim Higham, Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum Added value Waiheke fly fishing guide Matt von Sturmer and Oyster Inn chef Anthony McNamara are taking the humble kahawai to sporting and culinary heights. Sailing with whales Jochen Zaeschmar runs eco sailing adventures out of the Bay of Islands and is researching the behaviour of a little known seasonal visitor to the Gulf, the false killer whale. Holdaway Award This year’s outstanding leadership contribution revealed.