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NZFFA Conference 2024

“Resilient Landscapes”

NZFFA Annual conference, 9 - 13 April 2024

If ever there was a year that called on resilience, it was this one, so it is only fitting the theme of the 2024 New Zealand Farm Forestry Association Annual Conference is resilient landscapes.

The national conference will showcase examples and initiatives to help farmers improve sustainable land use, increase biodiversity and champion a resilient environment.

Online Registrations: REGISTER HERE

Tuesday 9 April.  War Memorial Centre


Registration desk open in foyer

Action group meetings:  ¾ hour for each meeting. Large Exhibition Hall

8.30am Eucalypt Action Group
9.15am Cypress Action Group
10am Morning Tea
10.30am Indigenous Forestry Section
11.15am Sequoia Action Group *
12pm Lunch
1pm Acacia Melanoxylon Interest Group *
1.45pm Oak Action Group
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
3pm Farm Forestry Timbers
3.45pm Poplar / Willow Group *
4.15pm Ends

*  NZFF will organise members to zoom into meeting


Wednesday 10 April 2024 - Large Meeting Room : War Memorial Centre, Napier


Registration desk open in foyer


Councillor’s Meeting.


Morning Tea


NZ Farm Forestry Annual General Meeting

11.40 – 12pm

Don Carson FGR



Seminar Programme


Key note Sessions in Ball Room




Mark Mitchell
Holistic Approach to Farming and Forestry


James Powrie
Pakuratahi Landuse Study/Woody Debris post Cyclone Gabrielle


Keith Woodford
Forest Farming Integration


Mark Belton
Permanent and Resilient Carbon Forests – a big opportunity for NZ Inc and Farming


Afternoon Tea



Break out sessions Ball Room and Large Exhibit Hall


Graeme West 
Tree Farmer and Updates

Peter Davis Colley
Forest Operation – Innovations


Damon Wise
Innovations in Small Forest Harvesting

Paul Millen
Dryland Forestry


Claire Stewart
Making Every Tree Count – Innovations from the Precision Silviculture Programme

Nathan Burkepile
Wood Waste Utilisation

5pm – 5.20          

Henri BailleresGeneral Manager for Forests to Timber Products; Scion


Seminar Programme Closes

Thursday 11 April 2024

  • Tour of Napier Port
  • Tour of PanPac Whirinaki
  • Plant Hawke’s Bay visit
  • Awards Dinner

Friday 12 April 2024

  • Field trip to Tuki Tuki/Elsthorpe/Otane
  • Friday Night Dinner

Saturday 13 April 2024

  • Field trip to Cape Sanctuary, Cape Kidnappers
  • Farewell Dinner & Country Dance

Suggested accommodation options 

If you are unable to register online download the 2024 NZFFA Conference Registration Form

Registration desk open in foyer
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Keith Woodford
Forest Farming Integration


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