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Aotearoa Catchment Extension

Our goal is to provide a training programme tailored with expert advice to enhance the capability and skills of those working with catchment groups to futureproof the kaupapa and mahi for generations to come.

Aotearoa Catchment Extension

Learn no matter where you are in Aotearoa

The training takes place over three main pillars; an online learning platform, in-person Knowledge Hub events, and regional Communities of Practice.

ACE (Aotearoa Catchment Extension) will cover six topics:
➊   Freshwater Management in Aotearoa
➋   Strategic Leadership
➌   Integrated Farm to Catchment Scale Planning
➍   GMP and Mitigation Tools and Technologies
➎   Monitoring and Evaluation
➏   Engagement and Storytelling.

Knowledge Hub One:

  • Auckland – 12th-13th March 2024

  • Palmerston North – 19th-20th March 2024

  • Blenheim – 26th-27th March 2024

  • Christchurch – 3rd-4th April 2024

Knowledge Hub Two:

  • Whangārei - 30th April - 1st May 2024

  • Hastings - 9th-10th May 2024

  • Nelson - 14th-15th May 2024

  • Dunedin - 21st-22nd May 2024

Knowledge Hub Three:

  • Will be held online in August and will be recorded

Knowledge Hub Four:

  • Will be held online in October and will be recorded

Knowledge Hub Five:

  • Will be held online in March 2025 and will be recorded

Knowledge Hub Six:

  • May 2025 - dates and locations to be confirmed

The Aotearoa Catchment Extension project is funded through Ministry for the Environment’s Essential Freshwater Fund (EFF). More information can be found here.

The ACE programme is a NZ Landcare Trust project, proudly funded by Ministry for the Environment and supported by Fonterra.

Meet the ACE Team

The ACE programme is a NZ Landcare Trust project.

Hannah Blake

National Capability Development Manager

Hannah has a background in media and communications and has a wealth of experience in business and community project management working in New Zealand and Australia. Hannah has a long history with NZ Landcare Trust, originally working as Communications Manager from 2018 to 2021. As National Capability Development Manager, Hannah works with a wide section of organisations, individuals and communities to run the ACE extension project. Hannah is based in Te Awamutu.

Hannah Blake
Casey Toa

Casey Toa

Capability Project Coordinator

Casey joined NZ Landcare Trust in 2023 to help coordinate the ACE programme. She has a background in media, events and communications and held roles in radio stations and central and local government organisations. Casey is based in Te Awamutu.

Registrations for the ACE Programme have now closed

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