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FIELD TRIPS

The field trips are a highlight of the Conference and are scheduled for Tuesday 29th of November.  You can book a field trip when you register online.

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SOUTH OF BLENHEIM

Date: Tuesday 29th of November

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Depart From: Marlborough Convention Centre
Cost: $75 + GST

Includes: Transport, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea and field trip handbook

Start the day with a visit to the Bragato Research Institute winery to discuss developments in wine and viticulture research. Next stop, learn how soil conservation saved the Wither Hills with a walk amongst the Hills remarkable tunnel gully erosion features. Then we travel to the spectacular Awatere Valley to learn about Tohu Wines Whenua Ora programme restoring biodiversity and caring for the whenua.  A stop at the Seaview lookout to engage with an impressive loess cutting, take in the view and discuss landscapes.  Last stop to have a look at Yealands Wines impressive composting facility and a wine tasting.

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Wairau Valley

Kindly sponsored by Hill Laboratories

Date: Tuesday 29th of November

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Depart From: Marlborough Convention Centre
Cost: $75 + GST

Includes: Transport, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea and field trip handbook

A visit to an impressive winery on the Wairau Plains starts the field trip. Travel through the picturesque Wairau Valley to Pinoli Pinenuts to find out about a burgeoning new industry for Marlborough.  A stop to look at the Wairau fault scarp and sag lakes give a chance to stretch the legs before returning to Ditchlings forest to discuss forest soils in dry conditions.  A wine tasting and some loess finishes off the day.

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Pelorus Trip

Date: Tuesday 29th of November

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Depart From: Marlborough Convention Centre
Cost: $75 + GST

Includes: Transport, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea and field trip handbook

The first stop is at one of Marlborough's largest wineries to learn about our flagship industry. Then on to Pelorus Bridge to be welcomed and learn about the Te Hoiere catchment restoration project, Forest and Birds bat protection work and enjoy the ancient forests on a bush walk.  A quick trip to visit a forestry block to discuss soils, sediment and science.  Back to the pub for a brew and a chinwag before heading for home.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Timothy Clough, NZSSS President, Lincoln University
Matt Oliver, Marlborough District Council
Anne Wecking, Tasman District Council
Leo Condron, Lincoln University
Sam Carricks, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Jim Moir, Lincoln University
Jennifer Owens, Scion Research
Trish Fraser, Plant and Food
Simeon Smaill, Scion Research
Thomas Caspari, Landcare Research

Kirstin Deuss, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences

KEY DATES

Abstract Submissions — Now Open
Early-Bird Registrations — July
Abstract Submissions — Close 14 August

Early-Bird Registrations — End 28 October

CONFERENCE CONTACT

Lea Boodee, OnCue Conferences

lea@on-cue.co.nz

03 928 0620